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Change Your Name Before It's Too Late

Changing a company's name – or a brand's name, for that matter – is a dangerous game. But, in this Search Engine Optimisation age, sometimes...

Constellation focussed on clearing debt, not M&A

The boss of Constellation Brands has played down rumours linking the company to a possible buy-out of Treasury Wine Estates by saying it is...

just The Preview - Constellation Brands' Q1

US wine, beer and spirits firm Constellation Brands is due to report its first-quarter numbers tomorrow (2 July). Here just-drinks takes a l...

Comment - Diageo: It's all in the timing

I'll admit to being a little perplexed following the latest announcement by Diageo: Not so much by the announcement itself, but more by its...

Latest Interviews

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”.

Interview - Beam Suntory's Asia-Pacific president 26 Jun 2014

James Wilmore

Spirits firm Beam is now under the control of Japan's Suntory Holdings after a US$16bn takeover earlier this year. So how will this new marriage work in some key global markets? just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, caught up with Beam Suntory's Asia-Pacific & South America president, Nick Fink, to find out.

Latest News

just the Research 14 Jul 14

Liz Hague

Here's a run-down of some of the top research reports currently available in the just-drinks research store:

BrewDog seeks distiller to launch spirits unit 14 Jul 14

Andy Morton

BrewDog is seeking an “experienced distiller” to lay the groundwork for a spirits division at the company.

GLOBAL: Cachaça sales fall to new low - research 14 Jul 14

Ben Cooper

Global sales of cachaça fell by 3.2% in 2013 to reach a record low of 79.38m cases, according to data from a new IWSR/just-drinks report.

Alcohol tax hikes loom for Chile 14 Jul 14

James Wilmore

A senior figure at Wines of Chile has told just-drinks that wine is not to blame for drink-related issues in the country, as Chile's alcohol industry faces down controversial tax reforms.

Edrington updates bottle for Naked Grouse in UK 14 Jul 14

Olly Wehring

Edrington has confirmed details of a packaging revamp for its Naked Grouse blended Scotch in the UK.

González Byass' Nomad Outland Whisky 14 Jul 14

Olly Wehring

González Byass has announced the launch of a whisky produced in Scotland but aged in Spain.

Latest blogs

The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 14 Jul 14

Olly Wehring

Here are some of the top stories from just-drinks last week, featuring PepsiCo, San Miguel Corp, Stock Spirits and William Grant & Sons.

Bowmore a smash hit in royal ship launch 4 Jul 14

Andy Morton

Part of a sainted tradition or a waste of a perfectly good whisky? That was the question some may have been asking when Queen Elizabeth II launched the Royal Navy's newest vessel in Scotland today (4 July).

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