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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

US dietary guidelines go too far - ABA 23 Feb 15

Andy Morton

The American Beverage Association (ABA) has hit back at new US dietary recommendations, claiming that they lack scientific basis.


Spanish liqueur Pacharan faces new marketing rules 13 Feb 15

Keith Nuthall

The European Commission has amended European Union (EU) marketing rules for Spanish sloe-flavoured liqueur Pacharán by insisting that a generic description is used when the product is made outside of Spain.


Brewers do battle again over US beer tax 6 Feb 15

James Wilmore

The battle between US craft brewers and big beer firms over beer tax has entered US Congress again after two competing bills were re-introduced.


Republic of Ireland proposes minimum unit pricing 4 Feb 15

James Wilmore

The Irish Government is moving ahead with wide-ranging plans to tackle alcohol-related issues, including a form of minimum unit pricing to stop the sale of “very cheap alcohol”.


Russia cuts minimum vodka price - report 4 Feb 15

Andy Morton

Russia has lowered its minimum vodka price by 16% as the country battles currency deflation and a falling global oil price, according to reports.


UK beer volumes up as off-trade leapfrogs on-trade 30 Jan 15

James Wilmore

Total UK beer volumes have risen for the first time in nearly a decade, while off-trade sales have overtaken on-trade sales, according to latest figures.

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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