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Aus wine industry pays price for past failures

This month, Chris Losh turns his attention to the Australian wine industry, and finds a country struggling with scant opportunities and stru...

Will value-sharing in Travel Retail become reality

There is future growth aplenty on offer in the Travel Retail channel, but a new report suggests a reappraisal of the traditional relationshi...

Six key trends for alcoholic drinks in 2016

Here, Spiros Malandrakis, alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor International, shares his forecasts of the trends that will shape the alco...

Diageo gets 2016 off to a strong start - Analysis

After a difficult 2015, Diageo has roared into 2016 with a solid set of numbers, analysts have said....

Latest Interviews

How Germany's rock stars help wine - ProWein 21 Jan 2016

Andy Morton

With just seven weeks left until the start of ProWein, just-drinks sat down with lead organiser Michael Degan to ask what makes the wine and spirits show one of the biggest draws on the alcohol calendar. Along the way, Degan reveals why the show is unlikely to get much bigger, discusses the possibility of adding beer to the mix and why German rock bands know their Riesling from their Spatburgunder.


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

This week in spirits & wine 5 Feb 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.


Diageo nears wine exit with Acacia sale to Peju 5 Feb 16

Olly Wehring

Diageo has confirmed the sale of the Acacia winery and vineyard in California, having already sold off the Acacia brand.


Rombauer's 2015 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc - NPD 4 Feb 16

Lucy Britner

Rombauer has released its first Sauvignon Blanc.


Concha y Toro renews Casillero del Diablo Sky deal 4 Feb 16

Lucy Britner

South American wine producer Concha y Toro's UK unit has confirmed the renewal of its Sky Movies partnership, after a "record year of sales". 


Moet Hennessy sees China rebound in strong FY 3 Feb 16

Andy Morton

LVMH's wines & spirits unit, Moet Hennessy, has posted a healthy leap in full-year profits as sales in China rebounded in the second half of last year.


Travel Retail sales rise in 2014, set for growth 3 Feb 16

Ben Cooper

The Travel Retail channel is set to offer continued growth for wines and spirits over the coming five years, according to a new report, albeit slightly slower than the preceding five-year period.

Latest blogs

Prohibition hangover lingers despite Ontario's shift 18 Dec 15

Andy Morton

This week, consumers in Ontario were able to go into a supermarket and buy beer.


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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