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Normal service to resume on Tuesday 22 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

It's a bank holiday here in the UK on Monday (25 August). just-drinks' team will be taking a well-earned lie down.


Will Russia ban bear fruit for Polish cider? 22 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Poland is hardly noted for its cider consumption, but all this could be about to change.


"Sell me more, sell me mo[CLICK]" - The Riesling Greasling 21 Aug 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a brave move by the folk from Camerata at Paulie's in Houston: a wine-related parody of Summer Nights from Grease.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 18 Aug 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of the top stories on just-drinks last week, featuring The Coca-Cola Co and Monster Beverage Corp, Constellation Brands, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Australia's wine producers.


Timothy Taylor gets into the groove with Champion Beer of Britain win 12 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

UK brewer Timothy Taylor is back in the headlines after winning 'Champion Beer of Britain' at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) today.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 11 Aug 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of the top stories on just-drinks last week, featuring Guinness, Campari, Vitaminwater and Treasury Wine Estates.


C&C Group thinks it's all over... it's not yet 8 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Last week C&C Group wasn't best pleased when Polish advertising laws banned it from using it Magners logo on Celtic Football Club's kit for the team's Champions League qualifying match against Legia Warsaw.


Fancy a marathon session? 8 Aug 2014

Olly Wehring

Some readers will remember back in April that I ran the London Marathon. Those are the readers that I pestered for sponsorship, of course.


The Keurig Cold - Coca-Cola Co's informant on the inside 4 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Last week, Bloomberg ran a wide-ranging interview with Coca-Cola's North American head Sandy Douglas that focussed on the company's battles against the health lobby. As that particular fight is already well documented, it was the article's insights into Coca-Cola's next generation home-carbonation platform, the Keurig Cold, that were much more revealing.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 4 Aug 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of the top stories on just-drinks last week, featuring Anheuser-Busch InBev, Diageo, SodaStream and the environmental challenges facing the wine industry.


I've got the brains, you've got the water. Let's make lots of money 30 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Do you have a water source in your garden? By which, I mean a spring, rather than an outside tap.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 28 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of the top stories on just-drinks last week, featuring PepsiCo and Coca-Cola Co, Castel, Molson Coors and the cachaca sector.


The real stars behind supermarkets' Scotch success 25 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

There was a big focus on supermarkets and their Scotch offerings this week when a couple of own-brand malts scooped top awards at the International Wines and Spirits Competition (IWSC).


San Francisco's 21st Amendment breaks ground on new site - video 23 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

You can't seem to move at the moment for news of US craft brewers expanding.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 21 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of the top stories on just-drinks last week, featuring Coca-Cola Life, Australian Vintage, Pernod Ricard and BrewDog.


World Cup heist is small beer 18 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Beer consumption in Germany - already pretty impressive - will undoubtedly have enjoyed a spike following celebrations over the nation's FIFA World Cup win.


Coca-Cola Co steps out of the past with new UK home 17 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Last night, The Coca-Cola Co's UK division celebrated moving in to its stylish new central London headquarters with a barbecue on its roof-top terrace.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 14 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Here are some of the top stories from just-drinks last week, featuring PepsiCo, San Miguel Corp, Stock Spirits and William Grant & Sons.


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.


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