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Remy Cointreau's Q1 performance by brand, region

Earlier today, Remy Cointreau posted flat sales for the three months to the end of June. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the compan...

A snapshot of the UK spirits market - Focus

This month, William Grant & Sons launched its annual UK market report. Here, just-drinks looks at the report's findings on the UK's main spi...

A Wild Geese, Pernod Ricard conspiracy theory?

In our coverage of the legal ruling in favour of Irish whiskey brand The Wild Geese in Australia yesterday, I sensed a conspiracy theory of...

Remy Cointreau's Q1 results - Preview

On Wednesday, Remy Cointreau will report its first-quarter sales figures. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Hine Cognac int'l sales director 19 Jul 2016

Lucy Britner

Best known as a vintage Cognac specialist, privately-owned Hine last month released Bonneuil 2006, an expression that does not carry one of the category's traditional VS, VSOP or XO descriptors. As China - the most important market for Cognac in recent years - moves away from the XO-and-above Cognac segment, and the idea of 'craft' drives interest in the category's smaller houses, Hine's new international sales director, Per Even Allaire, tells just-drinks how the company plans to make the most of the new world order.


Interview II, Stewart Hainsworth, CEO, Halewood 14 Jul 2016

Lucy Britner

Having set out his strategy for Halewood Wine & Spirits and its international units in the first of this two-part interview with just-drinks, CEO Stewart Hainsworth today discusses getting the group's brands in order ahead of laying out plans for acquisitions and launches.

Latest News

This week's top spirits & wine coverage 22 Jul 16

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.


Constellation names Frederic Cumenal to board 22 Jul 16

Andy Morton

Constellation Brands has appointed the CEO of jewellers Tiffany & Co and former LVMH Champagne executive to its board of directors.


Diageo appoints new Smirnoff head 22 Jul 16

Andy Morton

Diageo has named a new global head for its biggest spirits brand, Smirnoff vodka.


Brown-Forman takes distribution in Spain in-house 21 Jul 16

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman is to bring its Spanish distribution in-house next year as it increases control of its global supply chain.


New Hendrick's Gin would have to be "unusual" 20 Jul 16

Andy Morton

William Grant & Sons has refused to rule out a first extension for its Hendrick's Gin brand.


US control state spirits growth accelerates 20 Jul 16

Andy Morton

US control states have posted accelerating volumes and sales over the past year, new figures show.

Latest blogs

Drinking & Driving? Ford and Jose Cuervo's Tequila cars 19 Jul 16

Lucy Britner

A couple of months ago, US-based Saltwater Brewery developed 'edible six-pack rings' in an effort to curb threats to wildlife.


I'll drink what I want, Stoli, but make it easy, yeah? 11 Jul 16

Olly Wehring

Last month, SPI Group unveiled its latest advert for Stolichnaya in the US. Its an amusing little number that caries the instruction: Drink what you want. The “I am man” ad looks to distance Millennial men from notions of manliness and encourages them to plough their own furrow.

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