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IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas - Preview

Next week sees the International Association of Airport & Duty Free Stores host its annual 'Duty Free Show of the Americas' in Orlando. But,...

What the future looks like for Australian wine

Earlier this year, Chris Losh attended an Australian tasting in the UK and got a glimpse of the future for the country's wine producers. Her...

Travel Retail needs a disruptor - Comment

In an interview with just-drinks this week, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard had some strong words for Travel Retail....

Is sustainability now as important as financials?

For the first time, Dutch brewer Heineken has merged its sustainability report into its main annual report. The increased investor interest...

Latest Interviews

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.


Interview, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard - Part II 16 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

Last month, just-drinks spoke at length with Alex Ricard, the CEO of Pernod Ricard. In the first part of our exclusive interview, Ricard considered the group's recent performances in India and China. He also discussed the use of price both to grow sales and to drive premiumisation. Here, in part two, he looks at some of the group's more important brands, the strategy behind acquiring craft spirits companies, and the changes he has introduced to Pernod since becoming CEO two years ago.

Latest News

UK, EU wine shows united front as Brexit begins 29 Mar 17

Andy Morton

Wine trade groups in both the UK and Europe have said they are united in the fight for a free-trade agreement, on the day the UK triggered Article 50 and started the process of leaving the European Union.


Les Dauphins Blanc de Blancs - NPD 28 Mar 17

Olly Wehring

The Union des Vignerons des Côtes du Rhône has readied the launch of the first sparkling expression of its Les Dauphins wine brand.


Altia highlights Nordic move to organic 28 Mar 17

Lucy Britner

Nordic wine and spirits firm Altia has bolstered its low-alcohol and organic portfolio in a bid to meet changing consumer needs. 


Brexit paperwork offers alcohol smuggling opp's 27 Mar 17

Olly Wehring

The UK’s exit from the European Union could create ideal conditions for alcohol smugglers in the years ahead, the country’s trade body for wine and spirits has warned.


This week in spirits & wine on just-drinks 24 Mar 17

Olly Wehring

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


E&J Gallo adds Stagecoach Vineyard to stable 24 Mar 17

Olly Wehring

E&J Gallo Winery has announced its intended purchase of California’s Stagecoach Vineyard, the "largest contiguous" vineyard in Napa valley.

Latest blogs

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.


Did Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival flop? 27 Sep 16

Lucy Britner

Major wine players flocked to China ready for online giant Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival, which took place on 9 September.

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