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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...

Price drops would damage our DNA - Remy Cointreau

Remy Cointreau's CFO has said the company won't drop Cognac prices in China as it would damage “not only our image, but our DNA”....

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....

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 launches UK campaign for Bombay Sapphire 30 Jan 15

Andy Morton

Bacardi has launched a new UK cinema ad for Bombay Sapphire ahead of a “multi-million pound” nation-wide campaign for the gin brand.

Diageo speaks out over Guinness, PL rumours 30 Jan 15

James Wilmore

Diageo has branded as “speculation” reports that it is vying to make Guinness the next headline brand sponsor of football's English Premier League.

ASA rejects Haig Club ad complaints 28 Jan 15

James Wilmore

The UK's advertising authority has rejected complaints over a TV spot for Diageo's David Beckham-based Scotch whisky, Haig Club.

Concha y Toro expands Trivento rugby tie-up 28 Jan 15

Andy Morton

Concha y Toro has extended its partnership for its Trivento Argentinian wine brand with the organisers of the Aviva Premiership rugby tournament in the UK.

Diageo inks UK distribution deals 26 Jan 15

James Wilmore

Diageo is aiming to grow five of its smaller brands in the UK after signing new distribution agreements with Marblehead and Catalyst Brands.

Tsingtao dives into folklore for new UK campaign 26 Jan 15

Andy Morton

Tsingtao's UK distributor, Halewood International, has launched a new campaign for the Chinese beer brand based on the “Eight Immortals” from Chinese mythology.

Latest blogs

Diageo distilleries welcome you to their virtual world 23 Jan 15

Andy Morton

Diageo has jumped onboard Google's latest interactive maps and is opening up the virtual doors to four of its distilleries.

What price the 'Budweiser bordello'? 12 Jan 15

Andy Morton

Branding comes in all shapes these days. But, is Budweiser the only beer brand to be associated with a brothel?

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