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Brown-Forman keeps it in the family

Has someone got their cheeky hat on, or has Constellation Brands got a bit too big for its boots? Yesterday’s reports linking Constellation...

Responsible drinking measures around the world

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at...

Can Europe's wine industry weather the weather?

A recent warm spell has thrown wine commentator Chris Losh out of kilter. But, if you think he's got problems, consider what these weather b...

Is the UK not OK? - The just-drinks analyst

This month, our former beverage analyst, Ian Shackleton, is confined to base and has focused his attention on the tough trading outlook in t...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Marie Brizard CEO Jean-Noël Reynaud 5 Apr 2017

Andy Morton

In 2013, Belvedere entered administration after falling into debt thanks to its purchase of the Marie Brizard liqueurs brand. Four years later, the French spirits company - renamed Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits - is debt free. What's more, its William Peel Scotch whisky has just become the top-selling spirits brand in France. Couple that with an entry into China and you have a company back on the up. just-drinks spoke to Marie Brizard's CEO since 2014, Jean-Noël Reynaud, about how he has turned the firm around by shunning premiumisation, as well as the benefits of Brexit. We also asked: Whatever happened to Bruce Willis?


Interview, Rothschild CEO Hugues Lechanoine 29 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

Earlier this month, the CEO of Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Hugues Lechanoine visited London. During his visit, just-drinks sat down with him to discuss the family-owned wine company's flagship brand, Mouton Cadet, as well as the sponsorship opportunities available to wine and the issues facing wine companies in emerging markets.

Latest News

This week in spirits & wine 26 May 17

Lucy Britner

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global spirits & wine categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & bottled water.


Casella opens biggests UK ad push for Yellow Tail 26 May 17

Andy Morton

Casella Family Brands is following a major advertising push for its Yellow Tail wine in the US with a GBP1.5m (US$1.9m) UK campaign.


Freixenet Prosecco - NPD 26 May 17

Olly Wehring

Freixenet has lined up the release of a premium Prosecco for the UK.


Drink Doctor sees Facebook posts banned in UK  25 May 17

Lucy Britner

UK alcohol delivery firm Drink Doctor has been told to remove Facebook posts that the country's advertising watchdog has deemed "irresponsible".


Conviviality sees fiscal-2017 sales soar - results 25 May 17

Lucy Britner

UK drinks group Conviviality has reported a near doubling of sales for its fiscal-2017.


Constellation linked to Brown-Forman move 23 May 17

Olly Wehring

Brown-Forman has declined to comment on reports claiming Constellation Brands has made a takeover move.

Latest blogs

The (temporary) return of Paul Walsh to the drinks debate 27 Apr 17

Andy Morton

Paul Walsh just can't stay away from the drinks industry.


Accolade Wines and a giant of the tennis world 12 Dec 16

Olly Wehring

Earlier this month, I was most-kindly invited by Accolade Wines to visit the Royal Albert Hall in London. The reason? They wanted to see a tennis great in action, and then give them a guided tour through their Anakena wine portfolio.

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