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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...

Can Romania step up to the world wine stage?

The Romanian wine industry is at the start of its own revolution. Families who previously struggled to get their properties back following C...

Concha y Toro's third-quarter performance - Focus

Late last week, Concha y Toro reported year-to-date figures that were boosted by a healthy third quarter. Here, we take a closer look at the...

Gruppo Campari's Q3 & YTD by region - focus

Earlier today, Gruppo Campari posted a solid jump in nine-month sales and profits as developed markets outperformed emerging countries. Here...

Latest Interviews

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.

The Lidl effect on the new off-trade landscape 10 Nov 2015

Olly Wehring

As is often the case when meeting a person widely held to be “one of the most important people in the drinks industry”, Ben Hulme doesn't appear to live up to such superstar perceptions. Since joining Lidl in 2010, Hulme has progressed from its graduate trainee scheme to become the German-headquartered supermarket chain's head of beer, wines & spirits - a position he has held since June.

Latest News

Diageo sells off United Spirits' Bouvet Ladubay 24 Nov 15

Olly Wehring

French wine company Bouvet Ladubay has returned to family control following Diageo's decision to withdraw from the category.

Marie Brizard raises lomg-term targets 23 Nov 15

Olly Wehring

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has revised its targets for the years ahead, with sales between 2016 and 2018 expected to rise by 8% to 13%.

Delegat enters China with Shanghai office 23 Nov 15

Lucy Britner

New Zealand wine company Delegat has entered the Chinese market through a newly-opened office in Shanghai. 

This week in spirits & wine 20 Nov 15

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.

Drizly adds editorial to online retail platform 20 Nov 15

Olly Wehring

Drizly has created the position of editor-in-chief and “chief cocktail officer” to lead the non-purchase content of its website.

ProWine China visitor numbers leap 20 Nov 15

Lucy Britner

ProWein has reported a 25% increase in trade visitors to its Shanghai event ProWine China. 

Latest blogs

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.

Tax Free World Association - Day one: Cruise ships and Rudy Giuliani 21 Oct 15

Andy Morton

just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Exhibition. Here's the first 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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