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Focus - Indonesia: Prohibition in Paradise?

The rising spectre of neo-prohibitionary rhetoric and legislation is claiming a fresh casualty. Following the introduction of restrictive po...

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....

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

Commission dragging feet over drinks labelling? 22 May 15

Martin Banks

European Union (EU) delays in tabling draft rules on how labelling for alcoholic beverages should be treated under EU food information legislation have been branded “unacceptable”.


OECD report calls for increased alcohol prices 14 May 15

Keith Nuthall

A report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) has said that increasing alcohol prices through taxes and minimum prices may help "tackle the heavy cost of harmful drinking".


MEPs call for calorie, ingredient facts on alcohol 29 Apr 15

Olly Wehring

Europe's MEPs have called for the European Commission to introduce calorie-content and ingredient labelling on alcoholic drinks sold in the region by next year.


EU readies new alcohol harm reduction policy 24 Apr 15

Keith Nuthall

European Union health ministers have agreed the development of a new policy for reducing alcohol-related harm.


Heineken "concerned" as Indonesia enacts beer ban 16 Apr 15

Andy Morton

Heineken has said it is "very concerned" after Indonesian authorities implemented a ban on beer sales in the country's small stores.


Bebida Beverage responds to FDA warning 15 Apr 15

Andy Morton

Bebida Beverage Co has said it is ready to comply with the US Food & Drug Administration after a recent warning, but added that some of the contentions may have been "caught up in semantics".

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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