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Soft Drinks - Things are Big, Down Mexico Way

It's to Mexico for Ray Rowlands this month. How have the soft drinks and bottled water categories fared, one year on from the introduction o...

Sports Sponsorship in the Spotlight

Sponsorship of sporting events by alcohol companies is once again under intense scrutiny, across a number of countries, and pressure on poli...

A Dangerous World and the Threat to Beverages

If you thought global insecurity was at an all-time high last year, then the World Economic Forum (WEF) has some bad news....

Industry Mans Barricades as Election Fever Hits UK

The starting gun on the UK General Election campaign has been fired and, once again, alcohol looks set to be a political football....

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.


just-drinks Interview - Irish Distillers' CEO - II 12 Sep 2013

James Wilmore

Last week, just-drinks caught up with Irish Distillers' CEO Anna Malmhake. Part one of the interview ran on Tuesday. Here, in the second and concluding part of the interview, Malmhake discusses Irish whiskey's image, Pernod's competitors in the category and the threat of alcohol legislation in Ireland.

Latest News

DISCUS, craft distillers unite over tax cut push 30 Mar 15

James Wilmore

The Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) and the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) have joined forces to call for a cut to federal excise tax on spirits.


European brewers to list calories, ingredients 26 Mar 15

Andy Morton

Brewers including Anheuser-Busch InBev, SABMiller and Heineken are to offer calorie counts and ingredients for their beers in Europe.


SPI Group 'disappointed' over Stolichnaya ruling 26 Mar 15

Andy Morton

SPI Group has said is "very disappointed" by a Dutch court's demand that it return its Stolichnaya rights to the Russian state and is reviewing the ruling.


Moscow to ban alcoholic energy drinks - report 24 Mar 15

Andy Morton

Authorities in Moscow are to ban alcoholic energy drinks in the city, according to local reports.


LIVE BLOG - UK Budget 2015 18 Mar 15

James Wilmore

The UK's Chancellor, George Osborne, will deliver his final Budget later today before May's general election. For news and drinks industry reaction, follow our live blog here


Drinks trade heralds UK duty cuts, wine misses out 18 Mar 15

James Wilmore

The UK drinks industry has welcomed "historic" cuts to excise duties in today's Budget, with wine the only category to miss out on a reduction.

Latest blogs

A Kentucky whiskey that's not a Bourbon? Only in America... 20 Mar 14

Andy Morton

Diageo and Brown-Forman have been at loggerheads the past week over what is best for the Tennessee whiskey category.


Defining 'cost' - The duty + VAT calculator 21 Feb 14

Olly Wehring

From early April, the Government in the UK is implementing a ban on the sale of alcohol below cost.

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