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Whatever happened to binge Britain? - comment

Ten years ago today, when the new Licensing Act came into effect in the UK, I was a cub reporter on licensed-trade newspaper The Morning Adv...

What Trans-Pacific Partnership means for drinks

Drinks industry associations have welcomed the conclusion of negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement on Monday that wil...

Will our children see Coke in a different light?

The Coca-Cola Co has come in for a bit of a beat-down on last week's news that it is funding research backing exercise over calorie-cutting...

Soft Drinks Has The Bottle to Cut Sugar - Comment

At a soft drinks conference in London last year, a leading executive from Coca-Cola Co's UK juice unit, Innocent, was getting hot under the...

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

TPP issues wine, spirits details 10 Nov 15

Keith Nuthall

The member-nations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have released detailed regulatory standards for wines and spirits that have been written into the trade deal.

Gifting in China is dead - Remy Cointreau 4 Nov 15

Andy Morton

The tradition of gifting in China is not coming back, but the Government's stance against luxury on-trade could soften if the country's slowdown continues, a Remy Cointreau executive has said.

Digital marketing rules to cause EU headache 3 Nov 15

Andy Morton

Digital marketing will be a regulatory “battleground” in the next few years as the European Union attempts to deal with its implications for alcohol, the head of SpiritsEurope has said.

NZ upbeat on wine sales in EU ahead of trade deal 2 Nov 15

Keith Nuthall

New Zealand’s wine industry could benefit from a new Free Trade Agreement with the European Union, with preparatory talks now under way.

Belgian excise hike riles spirits industry 2 Nov 15

Olly Wehring

Authorities in Belgium have raised the rate of excise tax on alcohol in the country, drawing the ire of spirits producers.

Beam Suntory, Brown-Forman tussle over trademark 27 Oct 15

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory and Brown-Forman are holding talks after the two American whiskey rivals clashed over the alleged trademarking of an industry-standard term.

Latest blogs

Cape Wine - Day Two - The politics of wine 15 Sep 15

Andy Morton

Today is the opening day at Cape Wine 2015 and that means the morning was taken up by welcome speeches.

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.

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