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A game of two halves for Remy Cointreau - Analysis

Whether you're a brewer, a distiller or a winemaker, the watchword for results announcements this season is: strategic plan....

Alcohol's association with breast cancer - ISFAR

Most observational epidemiologic studies have shown a slight increase in the risk of breast cancer for women who consume alcohol; the degree...

Whatever happened to binge Britain? - comment

Ten years ago today, when the new Licensing Act came into effect in the UK, I was a cub reporter on licensed-trade newspaper The Morning Adv...

Remy Cointreau's Q2 and H1 - preview

Remy Cointreau will issue its full first-half results on Thursday (23 July). Last month, in a trading update, the group reported a near-6% f...

Latest Interviews

How to turn a domestic spirit into a global brand 26 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

Last year, Marco Ferrari left his post as CMO of SPI Group to lead Italian spirits and aperitif maker Montenegro Group. just-drinks spoke to him at the TFWA exhibition in Cannes in October to find out what it is like to go from managing a global brand such as Stolichnaya to a company with strong domestic brands and a global outlook. Ferrari also spoke about his ambitions for Amaro Montenegro, a herbal liqueur that is finding traction in the US.

Interview, Lidl's UK head of beer, wine & spirits 13 Nov 2015

Olly Wehring

In part two of this week's just-drinks interview, Ben Hulme, Lidl's head of beer, wines & spirits in the UK, discusses how the company has worked to change its reputation with both its customers and its suppliers, the role that brands have played - and could continue to play - and Minimum Unit Pricing.

Latest News

IWSC 2015 – Trophy winners 1 Dec 15

Olly Wehring

Last week, the International Wine & Spirit Competition rounded off its 2015 awards. Here are the competition's trophy winners for this year.

Sidney Frank recruits Popkin as new CEO 1 Dec 15

Olly Wehring

Sidney Frank Importing Co has appointed Jeffrey Popkin as its new CEO, following last week's departure of Lee Einsidler.

Malaysia to increase minimum drinking age to 21 1 Dec 15

Andy Morton

Malaysia is to raise its minimum drinking age from 18 to 21, according to a news report.

Beam Suntory to sell brandy & sherry to Emperador 30 Nov 15

Lucy Britner

Beam Suntory is to sell its Jerez-based brandy and Sherry business to Philippines-based brandy producer Emperador.

Luxury rum heads for slowdown as US growth stalls 30 Nov 15

Andy Morton

Luxury rum growth may have passed its peak as new figures forecast a severe slowdown over the next five years. 

Poland warning sends Stock Spirits shares tumbling 30 Nov 15

Olly Wehring

Stock Spirits has issued a full-year profit warning, with its core Polish market continuing to provide problems.

Latest blogs

Baileys and the "bellwether of naffness" 18 Nov 15

Andy Morton

Companies are very protective of their brand image. So it is refreshing to hear Diageo's Garbhan O’Bric, the global brand director for Baileys, speak the unvarnished truth when talking about the liqueur's recent past.

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.

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