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A snapshot of the UK spirits market - Focus

This month, William Grant & Sons launched its annual UK market report. Here, just-drinks looks at the report's findings on the UK's main spi...

A Wild Geese, Pernod Ricard conspiracy theory?

In our coverage of the legal ruling in favour of Irish whiskey brand The Wild Geese in Australia yesterday, I sensed a conspiracy theory of...

The post-Brexit winners and losers - Analysis

The markets have had the weekend to digest the possible implications of the UK's decision to leave the EU. Here is a summation of what the a...

Can fruit cider survive UK slowdown? - Focus

It was 1997 and Anders Nanne knew Rekorderlig had hit the big time. The co-creator of the Swedish cider was driving out of Gothenburg airpor...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Seedlip founder, Ben Branson 28 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

Last month, UK producer Seedlip launched the second expression in its range of self-described "non-alcoholic spirits". Seedlip Garden follows the launch in November of the original Seedlip, which sold out three times in high-end London retailer Selfridges and has caught the attention of bartenders with its positioning as an adult-aimed, non-alcoholic base for cocktails. Seedlip founder Ben Branson says the spirit - a distillation of botanicals including herbs, fruit and bark - is a riposte to non-alcoholic drinks that depend too heavily on sugary fruit blends, and offers a solution to the problem of "what to drink when you're not drinking". just-drinks spoke to Branson ahead of the launch of Seedlip Garden about his early successes, interest from Bahraini royalty and why the industry needs to get on-board the non-alcoholic category.


How to stay ahead in wine e-commerce -Virgin Wines 7 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

The concept of selling wine online may not be a new one but, as more companies look towards 'home-trade' and the likes of Amazon and eBay enter the market, established players need to stay ahead of the game. Virgin Wines CEO Jay Wright tells just-drinks how his firm looks to grow it relevance in an increasingly-crowded market place.

Latest News

Champagne Bruno Paillard's NPU 2003 - NPD 28 Jul 2016

Lucy Britner

Champagne Bruno Paillard has launched the fifth vintage of its prestige cuvee - NPU - to the UK market


Australian Vintage steps up UK McGuigan campaign 28 Jul 2016

Lucy Britner

McGuigan Wines will rollout its 'Bring a McGuigan' advertising campaign to UK television from September.


Fever-Tree continues upward trajectory in H1 26 Jul 2016

Olly Wehring

Fever-Tree has continued its impressive growth in the first half of 2016, with sales and profits both jumping in the period.


Lucas Bols, De Kuyper, Herman Jansen save Cooymans 26 Jul 2016

Olly Wehring

Lucas Bols, De Kuyper Royal Distillers and Herman Jansen have agreed the carve-up of drinks producer Distilleerderij Cooymans and the wine operations of Delcave/NCK.


BrewDog's Live Dead Pony Club - NPD 26 Jul 2016

Andy Morton

BrewDog has released a cask version of its Dead Pony Club beer that uses live yeast to ferment in the keg.


Halewood makes West Cork Distillers purchase 25 Jul 2016

Olly Wehring

Halewood Wines & Spirits has acquired a holding in Irish whiskey producer West Cork Distillers, four months after buying a 50% holding in the firm's The Pogues brand.

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