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5 reasons why Constellation's Meiomi buy works

Five reasons why Constellation bought a wine brand when it's winning with beer...

Analysis - Storm clouds lift over Diageo Towers

Is the sun finally about to return for Diageo? Analysts at Nomura have upgraded their rating for the global drinks giant from 'neutral' to '...

just On Call - Heineken CEO hints at craft boost

Heineken's CEO has said the company is to add premium lines to its portfolio - including craft brands - to stave off competition from indepe...

Diageo takeover unlikely amid 3G bid rumours

Is Diageo about to be taken over by a heavyweight Brazilian investment fund? That's the big question after a Brazilian magazine reported on...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Casella's marketing & export manager 21 Apr 2015

James Wilmore

Casella Family Brands hit the acquisition trail late last year when it snapped up Barossa Valley producer Peter Lehmann Wines for AUD57m (US$49.8m). Here, just-drinks talks to the Australian firm's global marketing & export sales manager, Libby Nutt, about the plans ahead for the brand and Casella's star performer Yellow Tail.


Interview - Angel's Share Brands 2 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

Bacardi has entered the Bourbon market, following its purchase of Angel's Share Brands and its Louisville Distilling Co subsidiary this week. just-drinks spoke to the company's co-founder and chief innovation officer, Wes Henderson, about future plans, Bourbon consolidation and why some companies may be going too far in flavour innovation.

Latest News

Molson Coors acquires Rekorderlig UK rights 2 Jul 15

Olly Wehring

The UK division of Molson Coors has snapped up the distribution, sales and marketing rights of Swedish cider brand Rekorderlig in the UK and Ireland.


China Huiyuan Juice hives off troublesome units 2 Jul 15

Keith Nuthall

China Huiyuan Juice Group has offloaded nine struggling subsidiaries in its home market.


Yealands Wine Group plumps for majority stake sale 2 Jul 15

Olly Wehring

Yealands Wine Group has stepped back from launching an IPO, preferring instead to sell an 80% stake to electricity network owner and operator Marlborough Lines.


Constellation to spend US$315m on Meiomi 1 Jul 15

Lucy Britner

Constellation Brands is to acquire Californian wine brand Meiomi for approximately US$315m.


Diageo sells "non-core" Gleneagles 1 Jul 15

Olly Wehring

Diageo has confirmed the divestment of Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland.


La Martiniquaise becomes Belvedere shareholder 30 Jun 15

Stuart Todd

French spirits group La Martiniquaise Bardinet is the latest company to have taken a stake in Belvedere.

Latest blogs

The brewing landscape - who owns who? 13 Oct 14

Olly Wehring

Take a look at this, a fascinating infographic detailing the acquisitions - and brands - of the world's biggest brewers.


Sammy Davis Jnr, Bill Murray offer Suntory ad heritage 14 Jan 14

James Wilmore

Will Suntory's US$16bn move to buy Beam see a change in how the Bourbon producer's brands are advertised?

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