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Analysis - Will Coca-Cola Life be Short-Lived?

This month sees The Coca-Cola Co introduce Coca-Cola Life, a new variant of its namesake CSD brand in the UK. Stuart Whitwell from Intangibl...

Comment - Ballantine's and the Whisky Emoji

Late last week, Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers division launched an online campaign with its Ballantine's Scotch whisky brand to create a w...

Will Celtic Cider Ban Strip Shirt From C&C Group?

It's only been a matter of weeks since the FIFA World Cup ended, but already it seems that the goals, the glories and the glut of tournament...

Pernod's Portman Group penalty - a coincidence?

Pernod Ricard has become the latest company to clash with the Portman Group, the UK's drinks industry watchdog....

Latest Interviews

just the Answer: Australian Vintage's CEO 17 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Neil McGuigan, Australian Vintage's CEO, is not a man short of words. The affable, 55 year-old Aussie, who has been in charge for four years and is part of the family that started the company, is happy to tell it like it is on most subjects. Here, just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, talks to McGuigan about the state of the global wine market, the company's plans to get back into the US and the on-going tribulations at rival Treasury Wine Estates


just the Answer: Pernod Ricard's Nick Blacknell 14 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Earlier this year, the Worshipful Company of Distillers held a lively debate in London on the future of rum. Afterwards, just-drinks spoke to Nick Blacknell, Havana Club's international marketing director for Pernod Ricard, to discuss digital, diversity and the debate's motion “The future for rum lies with connoisseurs not clubbers”.

Latest News

Bacardi sponsors space travel with Grey Goose deal 23 Sep 14

Andy Morton

Bacardi has signed a deal with Virgin Galactic to make its vodka brand Grey Goose the official spirit of the Richard Branson-backed commercial spaceflight project.


Diageo settles Explorers Club trademark dispute 22 Sep 14

James Wilmore

Diageo has agreed to sponsor New York City's The Explorers Club as part of a settlement following a legal battle over the firm's Johnnie Walker range of the same name.


Beam Suntory Inc unveils Teacher's gift packs 22 Sep 14

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory Inc has launched gift packs in India for two expressions of its Teacher's Scotch whisky brand, Teacher’s Origin and Teacher’s Highland Cream.


Diageo ups Johnnie Walker Formula One presence 18 Sep 14

Olly Wehring

Diageo has announced a tie-up with the organiser of the Formula One motor racing season that will see its Johnnie Walker brand become the sport's “Official Whisky”.


PepsiCo chief adds to criticism of NFL over abuse 18 Sep 14

James Wilmore

PepsiCo's CEO Indra Nooyi has said she is “deeply disturbed” by reports of abuse by US National Football League players and the game's administrators' “mishandling” of the claims.


Anheuser-Busch concerned over NFL abuse cases 17 Sep 14

James Wilmore

Anheuser-Busch has voiced its concern over the US National Football League's (NFL) handling of allegations of domestic violence and child abuse by current players.

Latest blogs

C&C Group thinks it's all over... it's not yet 8 Aug 14

Andy Morton

Last week C&C Group wasn't best pleased when Polish advertising laws banned it from using it Magners logo on Celtic Football Club's kit for the team's Champions League qualifying match against Legia Warsaw.


Westons competition lands Peter the story of his life 10 Jul 14

Andy Morton

Peter Hardee claims he drinks Henry Westons Vintage Cider because it's just like himself - “nice and mature”.

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