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Indra Nooyi - a bare-footed hippie maybe, but don't call her company Pepsi 10 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

I'd imagine the term "hippie" is rarely used in a positive way in business circles.


Westons competition lands Peter the story of his life 10 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Peter Hardee claims he drinks Henry Westons Vintage Cider because it's just like himself - “nice and mature”.


The man with the golden lager - is Bond still working for Heineken? 8 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

It has been about two years since Heineken sponsored the 23rd James Bond movie, Skyfall. Remember when the brewer scored a huge marketing coup by arranging a scene in which the British super spy takes a break from saving the world with a cold glass of Heineken lager?


Bowmore a smash hit in royal ship launch 4 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Part of a sainted tradition or a waste of a perfectly good whisky? That was the question some may have been asking when Queen Elizabeth II launched the Royal Navy's newest vessel in Scotland today (4 July).


Baijiu on the BBC - just-drinks speaks 4 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Insomniac radio listeners may have heard me on the BBC World Service this morning, discussing the launch of baijiu in the US.


Mad about the beer - Infographic 4 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Check out this infographic courtesy of FinancesOnline.com, which looks at the state of beer brands and prices around the world.


Molson Coors' Beer Fridge - the gift that keeps on giving 2 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

I predicted that the Molson Canadian beer fridge marketing concept had legs - and so it is proving.


Budweiser storm brewing over USA, Belgium World Cup battle 1 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

The FIFA World Cup has thrown up plenty of intriguing battles - and tonight's last 16 encounter between the USA and Belgium is no exception.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 30 Jun 2014

Olly Wehring

Here are some of the top stories from just-drinks last week, featuring PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Co, Treasury Wine Estates, Diageo and Molson Coors.


Constellation Brand's Project Genome Findings - Infographic 25 Jun 2014

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, Constellation Brands released the latest results of its 'Project Genome' wine consumer study in North America. The company also issued this infographic of its findings.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 24 Jun 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's what happened on just-drinks last week, featuring the rise in zero-alcohol beer, wine aged in whisk(e)y barrels and Mariah Carey.


Will grey sky thinking lead to broccoli beverage boom? 20 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

A joint US and Chinese study released this week found that a tea made with broccoli sprouts helps the body to break down and expunge high levels of the chemical benzene.


US anti-obesity groups fight to lose in publicity scramble 19 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

Health groups in California this week failed in a bid to force sugary drinks to carry health warnings after the state assembly voted against legislation.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 16 Jun 2014

James Wilmore

Here's what happened on just-drinks last week, featuring a brouhaha over beer ingredients, Scotch and the independence question, and our global gin report.


MillerCoors fronts up on Facebook 13 Jun 2014

James Wilmore

Earlier this week, I suggested the rush by companies to voice their concern over corruption allegations around the Qatar FIFA World Cup bid was partly the result of fear of the reaction on social media.


No punches pulled in low-abv wine review 13 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

A review of low-abv and low-calorie wine brands in UK national newspaper The Guardian yesterday (12 June) suggests producers still have much to do if they want the growing category to stick around.


It's the World Cup and drinks are having a ball 12 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

The FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil today (12 June), and to honour the occasion just-drinks is digging out its non-specific national team scarf and giving a big Mexican wave to the granddaddy of the sporting calender.


Champagne instead of anti-depressants? 5 Jun 2014

James Wilmore

The alcohol industry can sometimes skirt around the reason why people choose to drink.


France's southern winegrowers vie for award - and respect 5 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

Among the bustle of - in my opinion - a rejuvenated London Wine Fair yesterday was a competition to honour the best wines of France's Languedoc-Roussillon region.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 2 Jun 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's what happened on just-drinks last week, featuring the London Wine Fair, the rising price of hops and mergers and acquisitions.


North Korea reveals secret weapon - mushrooms 30 May 2014

Andy Morton

Soft drinks companies are always looking for the next big thing, whether its Japanese matcha tea, maple water or super-sour energy drinks.


Student excess isn't the problem it was, admits UK minister - video 30 May 2014

James Wilmore

The UK Government has signalled its intent to tackle the issue of excessive alcohol consumption among university-goers.


The Coca-Cola Co - now with added twist - video 29 May 2014

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co's ongoing “Share-a-Coke” campaign encourages consumers to buy the firm's flagship beverage for their friends. Its latest marketing ploy helps you make those friends in the first place.


How to beat FIFA at the World Cup ad game 28 May 2014

Andy Morton

The start of the FIFA World Cup is just two weeks away, and excitement is growing, not least at The Coca-Cola Co and Anheuser-Busch InBev, the event's two drinks sponsors.


SABMiller's video naughty 28 May 2014

Olly Wehring

Check out this nifty piece of video from SABMiller, in which the brewer offers the highlights of its full-year results, which were released last week.


Whisky and the Windsors - a right royal pairing 27 May 2014

Andy Morton

The UK's rock star royals Will and Kate are set to give their son George his first taste of Scotch whisky this week. Not literally, of course.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 27 May 2014

Olly Wehring

A look back at the top stories on just-drinks last week, featuring Treasury Wine Estates, Britvic and SABMiller.


Industry challenges 'Fed Up' facts 23 May 2014

James Wilmore

A new documentary attacking the US food, drinks and sugar industry has been causing waves since its release earlier this month.


Glenmorangie, Hardys and Heineken – The Drinks of Sports Billies 23 May 2014

Olly Wehring

It's been a sporting week for me, and one I don't think I'll forget about for a very, very long time.


Is Bourbon shortage a marketing ploy? 20 May 2014

Olly Wehring

A year ago, I professed to being confused about a press release from the owner of the Buffalo Trace Bourbon brand, The Sazerac Co, that warned that its stocks were running low.


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