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Brexit - What's certain is that nothing is certain

Attending the UK Wine & Spirits Trade Association’s annual conference in London yesterday, I was particularly struck by one thought: Strippi...

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...

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

Brainwave's ProWater bottled water - NPD 30 Sep 2016

Andy Morton

UK healthy drinks company Brainwave has launched a bottled water with zero sugar and 20g of protein per bottle.


"Unsafe" Carlsberg UK ad banned 29 Sep 2016

Andy Morton

A Carlsberg ad featuring former England footballer Stuart Pearce delivering beer to building site workers has been banned in the UK because it showed "unsafe" behaviour.


Heineken rolls out Birra Moretti in can multipack 29 Sep 2016

Andy Morton

Heineken UK has joined a growing number of brewers in the country to release premium brands in cans.


Emperador's Tamnavulin Scotch whisky - NPD 29 Sep 2016

Andy Morton

Whyte & Mackay, the Scotch whisky arm of Emperador, has launched a new single malt to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Tamnavulin distillery.


Diageo reveals revival plan for former factory 28 Sep 2016

Andy Morton

Diageo has unveiled plans for a regeneration project on the former site of its Johnnie Walker plant in the west of Scotland.


Heineken app pushes off-premise to on-premise 28 Sep 2016

Olly Wehring

The Dutch unit of Heineken has launched an app designed to encourage off-premise consumers in the country to buy a Heineken in the on-premise.

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