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just The Preview - SABMiller's Q1

On Thursday (24 July), SABMiller will give a trading update for its first quarter. The company also hosts its AGM on the same day. Here, jus...

Pernod's Portman Group penalty - a coincidence?

Pernod Ricard has become the latest company to clash with the Portman Group, the UK's drinks industry watchdog....

Comment - English Whisky Comes in from the Cold

With all eyes turned to Scotland ahead of September’s independence vote some enterprising English distillers are making their own plans to t...

Time to stop boom-and-bust Scotch supply

The rise in global demand for Scotch whisky is a fantastic opportunity for distillers. But the surge has squeezed inventories dry, with an e...

Latest Interviews

The just-drinks Interview - Portman Group CEO 23 May 2014

James Wilmore

Henry Ashworth has faced plenty of challenges since taking the reins at the Portman Group in 2011. Dealing with the fall-out from decisions by the group's independent complaints panel and the ever-agitating UK health lobby means life is rarely dull. Here, Ashworth talks to just-drinks' deputy editor James Wilmore about the watchdog's work, and a certain Scottish brewer.


The just-drinks Interview: Esporao CEO 27 Nov 2013

James Wilmore

Back in September, Portuguese wine producer Esporao celebrated its 40th anniversary. But, while the Alentejo-based firm is proud of its history, the company is transforming itself into a progressive operation, thanks to its CEO, Joao Roquette. just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, visited Esporao's vineyards to talk wine, revolution and jazz with the company chief.

Latest News

Diageo's Captain Morgan Facebook ad banned 23 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Diageo has been warned not to imply alcohol can “overcome boredom” in its future advertising in the wake of a ban on a Facebook ad for its Captain Morgan rum brand.


Alcohol retailer group appoints new chairman 23 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

The UK body for alcohol retailer standards has appointed a Tesco executive as it new chairman.


William Grant silent on Drambuie bid talk 22 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

William Grant & Sons has stayed quiet on speculation that it is one of a handful of companies looking to buy Scotch whisky liqueur brand Drambuie.


Diageo faces public consultation over W&M sale 22 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

The UK's competition authority has signalled it is happy with Emperador Inc as the buyer of Diageo-controlled Whyte & Mackay (W&M), but is awaiting the result of a public consultation before making a final ruling.


Denis Reinhardt's Ferdinand’s Saar Gin 21 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Denis Reinhardt has expanded the availability of his Ferdinand's gin brand to the UK.


Casino ends Coca-Cola Enterprises pricing spat 18 Jul 2014

Stuart Todd

Coca Cola Enterprises' full range of drinks is returning to French supermarket chain Casino's stores after a pricing spat which has lasted more than two months.

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