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Carlsberg - Right. Stop that: It's silly 28 Jul 2015

Olly Wehring

It would appear that the folk at the UK arm of Carlsberg have this year found the 'gimmicky' drawer in the marketing office.


No, I don't wish to see what you're about to drink, thanks 20 Jul 2015

Olly Wehring

It's a popular grizzle and one I'll admit to having on at least one or two occasions… a day. Why do people post photos of their food and/or drink on to my social media feed?


Fridges see cool returns for Treasury Wine Estates 16 Jul 2015

Andy Morton

After a 2014 it'll want to forget, Treasury Wine Estates has some good news.


Making gin in the shed 14 Jul 2015

Lucy Britner

The garden shed is usually home to some spiders, a lawnmower and a few half-empty paint tins.


Ol' blue eyes has a new excuse for drinking 6 Jul 2015

Lucy Britner

Frank Sinatra liked a drink. He was famous for it.


How a visit to the dentist helped Muthar Kent get ahead in business 26 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

Want to know how to make it to the top of the beverage business? According to Muhtar Kent, it's all about the networking.


What's on offer in the UK off-trade? 18 Jun 2015

Lucy Britner

A red sticker to a shopper is like a red rag to a bull. And as the masses charge at the deals, UK off licences and supermarkets are finding new and novel ways to entice the herd.


Hennessy's time capsule is for the ages 11 Jun 2015

Lucy Britner

To celebrate its 250th anniversary, Cognac brand Hennessy is trumpeting a virtual time capsule, making a parallel between it and a barrel of Cognac.


Monster Beverage Corp backs the right horse 8 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

Rarely do sponsorship deals pay off so quickly.


It's Brew-Tang Forever as producers get creative 5 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

I've just got back from New York, where the owner of a successful string of Manhattan bars showed me one of his latest best-sellers.


Cannabis and alcohol - a potent mix 2 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

It's yet another sign that the legal marijuana business is moving closer to the alcohol industry in the US.


Measuring up fake wine 27 May 2015

Lucy Britner

Collecting wine is big business – and so is faking it. So, how do you tell your Chateau Lafite from your Chateau La Counterfeit?


Are you going to London Wine Week? 20 May 2015

Lucy Britner

Here in London, the second Wine Week has kicked off to coincide with UK wine trade event London Wine Fair.


All aboard the Aperol bus 14 May 2015

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.


New Coke - the movie 11 May 2015

Andy Morton

Hot on the heels of Kidnapping Mr Heineken comes news of another explosive episode in beverage history set for the Hollywood treatment.


Diageo's echo quotes 5 May 2015

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.


Carlsberg's rapid response sets the right tone 1 May 2015

Andy Morton

Carlsberg's Russian unit may be grinding down the gears, but its UK marketing team is proving to be no slouches.


just-drinks closed for May Day 1 May 2015

Olly Wehring

On Monday, 4 May, just-drinks will be closed, as it is a public holiday in the UK.


Bruichladdich master distiller Jim McEwan - one of the Scotch greats 30 Apr 2015

Olly Wehring

To London yesterday evening for what turned out to be quite a treat of a whisky tasting.


Electric cars keep Hennessy up with current trends 8 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

It seems even 250-year-old Cognac houses want to be like Google these days.


[Checks watch] “I best be heading home” 8 Apr 2015

Olly Wehring

It's not even available on pre-order yet, but Apple's latest piece of kit has already got a breathalyser app.


just-drinks closed for Easter 2 Apr 2015

Olly Wehring

just-drinks is now closed for the Easter weekend.


Diet Coke decline leaves Pepsi sitting pretty 27 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

Last year was tough for The Coca-Cola Co. So staff in Atlanta won't be pleased to read that Pepsi has overtaken Diet Coke as the no. 2 soda brand in the US.


Net-buster kicks-off Budweiser 'Dream Goal' campaign - video 27 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

A bit of football fun for a Friday. Anheuser-Busch InBev has released the ad that will accompany its new Budweiser 'Dream Goal' campaign, that seeks to find the UK's best amateur goal.


Are New York's craft beer fans any the (Bud)weiser? 25 Mar 2015

Olly Wehring

No sooner had Anheuser-Busch InBev taken a gentle pop at the craft beer segment during February's Super Bowl, than the world's largest brewer has challenged the sub-category's target market in New York.


The secret to a long life? Three cans of Dr Pepper a day - video 24 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

A few wry grins will have been raised in the offices of Dr Pepper Snapple Group today.


Want to work for just-drinks? 19 Mar 2015

Olly Wehring

It is with great sadness that I announce that just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, will be leaving us next month.


CAGE 2015: Can we ditch our TV ad addiction? 17 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

It was a throwaway aside in a conversation about marketing spend.


A reminder to get your water in 12 Mar 2015

Olly Wehring

Today is the tenth anniversary of World Kidney Day.


A meaty Malbec? Pernod Ricard uncorks Graffigna 'London Steak Awards' 6 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

Perhaps because it's a Friday and I'm a bit hungry, but Pernod Ricard's idea to launch a 'London Steak Awards' backed by its Argentinian wine brand Graffigna seems like clever marketing.


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