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Latest Interviews

Interview - Birra del Borgo's Leonardo Di Vincenzo 5 May 2016

Andy Morton

Last weekend, news broke of yet another craft brewery acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev. This time, however, it was not in the US but in Italy.


Interview - Conviviality CEO Diana Hunter 4 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Earlier this week, UK drinks company Conviviality agreed to purchase Bibendum PLB for GBP60m (US$88.5m), in what the country's Wine and Spirit Trade Association CEO Miles Beale called a "potentially seismic deal" for the industry. 

Latest News

Gonzalez Byass takes over Chile's Veramonte winery 24 Jun 16

Andy Morton

Gonzalez Byass has taken majority control of Chilean winery Veramonte as it continues to purchase assets outside of its Jerez heartland.


SABMiller confirms price paid for Meantime 20 Jun 16

Lucy Britner

SABMiller's 2016 Annual Report has confirmed the details behind the acquisition of London-based Meantime Brewery.


AdVini lines up purchase of Bejot Vins et Terroirs 17 Jun 16

Stuart Todd

French wine group AdVini is in exclusive negotiations to acquire Burgundy-based Béjot Vins et Terroirs (BVT).


Beam Suntory counters Suntory culture clash claim 15 Jun 16

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory has said a media report that highlights discord between US and Japanese management "doesn't reflect the very real success" of its integration with Suntory Holdings.


Teamsters takes aim at MillerCoors brewery closure 15 Jun 16

Andy Morton

The US's top brewery workers union has accused MillerCoors of shutting down its Eden brewery in North Carolina to stop it falling into a rival's hands.


UK's Frobishers Juices buys Five Valleys Cordials 9 Jun 16

Andy Morton

UK juice maker Frobishers Juices has bought Five Valleys Cordials for an undisclosed sum.

Latest blogs

Ex-Kraft CFO - Is Boston Beer Co readying a sale? 11 Jan 16

Olly Wehring

This may have slipped under the wire at the end of last year, but could a pre-Christmas HR announcement signal Boston Beer Co's preparedness for a sale?


All AB InBev wants for Christmas is more craft beer buys 23 Dec 15

Andy Morton

As Anheuser-Busch InBev picks up yet another craft brewer ahead of the festive season, you have to wonder about its seemingly scattergun acquisitions strategy. Did the management team get one of those “Beers of the World” boxes at the office Christmas party?

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