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Review of the Year 2014 - Part IV: Spirits

It's that time of year when just-drinks takes a look back at the past 12 months. Here, in part three of our final management briefing of the...

Where next for Coca-Cola's love for beer firms?

SABMiller CEO Alan Clark was very happy last week to talk about the future of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, the bottler his firm is setting up...

Why Chinese beverages won't conquer the world

China may be the world's second biggest economy but, when it comes to global brand-building, the country lags most top nations....

Comment - How Hand-Made is Tito's Handmade Vodka?

The rise of 'craft' continues, with new spirits brands riding the wave in the US. One such overnight success in Tito's Handmade Vodka, which...

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

Greene King to air alternative Christmas speech 22 Dec 14

Andy Morton

Greene King, the UK brewer and pub operator, is to release an alternative Christmas Day speech as part of the festive campaign for its Old Speckled Hen brand.


Wines of South Africa unveils US campaign 19 Dec 14

Andy Morton

A new campaign from Wines of South Africa (WoSA) is hoping to educate US consumers on the quality and heritage of South African vineyards.


Coca-Cola Co cancels American Idol tie-up 18 Dec 14

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has ended its 13-year sponsorship of US TV show American Idol.


Coca-Cola Co to sponsor Rugby World Cup 17 Dec 14

James Wilmore

The Coca-Cola Co has agreed to be one of the official sponsors of next year's Rugby World Cup, continuing a 20-year presence at the tournament.


Molson Coors scores new deal with Newcastle United 17 Dec 14

James Wilmore

Molson Coors has renewed a supply deal with Newcastle United FC in the UK.


Belvedere vodka tie-up over new James Bond film 16 Dec 14

James Wilmore

Belvedere will be the latest vodka to be linked with James Bond after brand owner Moët Hennessy signed a tie-up with the makers of 'Spectre', the next film in the franchise.

Latest blogs

Scotch whisky firms learn the value of leftovers 9 Dec 14

Andy Morton

Experimentation has long been a watchword in the Scotch whisky industry. It is what has given consumers the huge range of ageing options, from refill hogsheads to virgin oak to Sherry butts.


Coca-Cola courts controversy over milk ad 5 Dec 14

James Wilmore

Advertising can be a strange beast.

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