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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

C&C Group calls on Scotch whisky to end MUP fight 27 Oct 2016

Andy Morton

C&C Group CEO Stephen Glancey has urged the Scotch whisky industry to drop its legal battle against minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland.

C&C Group battles Brexit blues as H1 drops 27 Oct 2016

Andy Morton

C&C Group has posted a sluggish first-half as the Irish drinks company blamed Brexit for heavy currency headwinds.

Global Brands' Hooch ad banned for "juvenile" act 26 Oct 2016

Andy Morton

Hooch owner Global Brands has been slapped down by UK advertising watchdogs after a Vine celebrity breached regulations by promoting the brand in a "juvenile" manner.

SWA's David Frost to leave for foreign office role 25 Oct 2016

Andy Morton

The chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association, David Frost, is stepping down to become an advisor to UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Destileria Serralles rolls out Don Q rums to UK 24 Oct 2016

Lucy Britner

Puerto Rican rum company Destileria Serralles has launched two aged rums in the UK.

Seedlip eyes global growth with export deal 24 Oct 2016

Andy Morton

Seedlip, the non-alcoholic spirit recently partnered with Diageo, has secured a distribution deal for Australasia and Asia.

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