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Constellation and Ballast Point's "sticker shock"

Constellation Brands' beer ambitions took a giant leap forward in 2012 when it secured the US rights to Grupo Modelo's brands. Yesterday, it...

Can Romania step up to the world wine stage?

The Romanian wine industry is at the start of its own revolution. Families who previously struggled to get their properties back following C...

The rocky road ahead for AB InBev and SABMiller

The biggest deal in the history of the drinks industry has been given the green light, as Anheuser-Busch InBev lines up the US$107.3bn takeo...

Race is on for Molson Coors in MegaBrew fallout

Personnel changes and supply chain efficiency moves have fuelled further speculation that Molson Coors is limbering up to buy out SABMiller...

Latest Interviews

Where next for Diageo's Distill Ventures? 26 Oct 2015

Andy Morton

Distill Ventures launched two years ago with a remit to fund new spirits start-ups. Since then, the Diageo-backed incubator has seen funding increase, as well as the first of its projects hit retail shelves. By the end of this year it expects to have committed GBP20m in total investments. just-drinks spoke to one of Distill Ventures' founders, Frank Lampen, at Bar Convent Berlin, about how Diageo paves the way to acquiring start-ups, and why exceptional liquid is only ever a beginning.

What's behind Brown-Forman's Irish whiskey plans? 30 Sep 2015

Lucy Britner

The owner of the largest US whiskey brand in the world has bought into Ireland to create a new whiskey brand. Can Brown-Forman make Slane Whiskey as successful as Jack Daniel's? What was the thinking behind the move? just-drinks spoke to Brown-Forman executive VP & chief brands and strategy officer Lawson Whiting at the company's ground-breaking ceremony to find out.

Latest News

Diageo sells off United Spirits' Bouvet Ladubay 24 Nov 15

Olly Wehring

French wine company Bouvet Ladubay has returned to family control following Diageo's decision to withdraw from the category.

Constellation chases US$400m for Ballast Point buy 23 Nov 15

Andy Morton

Constellation Brands is to borrow US$400m to help finance its acquisition of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits.

A-B InBev to "kick the tyres" at Coca-Cola 19 Nov 15

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev's takeover of SABMiller could allow it to try on the role of a Coca-Cola bottler ahead of making a move for the soft drinks company, an analyst has said.

Diageo open to Irish re-entry, keener on Bourbon 18 Nov 15

Olly Wehring

Diageo has declared itself satisfied with its absence from the Irish whiskey segment, admitting that a future Bourbon play would appeal.

ABInBev's SABMiller takeover could take 18 months 17 Nov 15

Lucy Britner

It could take more than 18 months for Anheuser-Busch InBev to assume control of SABMiller.

Constellation readies Ballast Point craft beer buy 16 Nov 15

Andy Morton

Constellation Brands has moved into craft beer for the first time with the purchase of San Diego craft brewer Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits for US$1bn.

Latest blogs

Tax Free World Association - Day three: Beam Suntory's big boat and Patron's virtual home 22 Oct 15

Andy Morton

just-drinks is in Cannes this week at the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.

AB InBev's Brito might not recognise a hop, but he knows a good deal 29 Sep 15

Andy Morton

While analysts mull the numbers of Anheuser-Busch InBev's impending offer for SABMiller, there's a timely reminder in The Times newspaper this week that the proposed deal may yet fall victim to other vagaries.

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