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Will South Africa Raise Drinking Age to 21?

Last week, the South African government put up for public discussion proposed changes to the country's alcohol regulations. The 36-page Liqu...

Comment - How to Target Cognac's Mok Generation?

You might not know international superstar Karen Mok, but I do. I used to wake up to her every morning....

Sustainability - Walking the Walk on Water

The recent problems that the Coca-Cola Co has encountered in India, and the launch by Diageo of its new Water Blueprint, underline once agai...

Will Tequila Learn from Scotch Whisky's Mistakes?

Despite the market split, the Tequila category is on the cusp of its own boomtime. But, the positioning of the mixto sector compared to 100%...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Illva Saronno CEO Augusto Reina 28 May 2015

Lucy Britner

At almost 75 years old, Augusto Reina could be taking it easy on an Italian beach somewhere. Instead, he's suited, booted and every bit the man in charge. Fresh from a trip to Ireland to check on the progress of his company's joint venture, the Walsh Distillery, he's sitting in his Florio Marsala winery on the north-west coast of Sicily, ready for the big launch: Disaronno Riserva.


Martell's CEO & chairman, Philippe Guettat 6 May 2015

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard's Cognac unit, Maison Martell, is about to celebrate its 300th anniversary. just-drinks caught up with Philippe Guettat, Martell's CEO & chairman, to discuss how the party preparations are going, why China demand is at a crossroads and what lies ahead for the unit in Africa.

Latest News

just the week in - Spirits & Wine 29 May 15

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


just a While Ago - On 29 May in... 29 May 15

Olly Wehring

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Diageo silent on United Spirits inspection 29 May 15

Andy Morton

Diageo has declined to comment on an Indian government investigation into United Spirit's books as fresh reports emerge over the subsidiary’s chairman, Vijay Mallya, and alleged loans made from the unit.


Cellar Trends takes Angostura UK distribution 29 May 15

Lucy Britner

Cellar Trends is to undertake all UK sales, distribution and marketing for Angostura Bitters and rums, starting 1 July.


NPD: The Glenlivet Master Distiller's Reserve rang 29 May 15

Olly Wehring

Pernod Ricard is pulling the 12-, 15- and 18-year old expressions of its Glenlivet single malt from the Travel Retail channel.


Roust takes on Bushmills distribution in Russia 29 May 15

Andy Morton

Roust Inc, the owner of Russian Standard vodka, is to take over distribution of Casa Cuervo's Bushmills Irish Whiskey in Russia.

Latest blogs

All aboard the Aperol bus 14 May 15

Lucy Britner

Commuting in London is a drag. It’s overcrowded, sweaty and rarely goes to plan. In fact, it’s enough to turn a person to drink.


Diageo's echo quotes 5 May 15

Olly Wehring

When it comes to market speculation, a company holds the prerogative to comment or not. Most times it is the latter, but we journalists are always grateful for any quote that we can get.

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