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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).
You can't seem to move at the moment for news of US craft brewers expanding.
Here's a round-up of the top stories on just-drinks last week, featuring Coca-Cola Life, Australian Vintage, Pernod Ricard and BrewDog.
Beer consumption in Germany - already pretty impressive - will undoubtedly have enjoyed a spike following celebrations over the nation's FIFA World Cup win.
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.
Here are some of the top stories from just-drinks last week, featuring PepsiCo, San Miguel Corp, Stock Spirits and William Grant & Sons.
I'd imagine the term "hippie" is rarely used in a positive way in business circles.
Peter Hardee claims he drinks Henry Westons Vintage Cider because it's just like himself - “nice and mature”.
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?
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).
Insomniac radio listeners may have heard me on the BBC World Service this morning, discussing the launch of baijiu in the US.
Check out this infographic courtesy of FinancesOnline.com, which looks at the state of beer brands and prices around the world.
I predicted that the Molson Canadian beer fridge marketing concept had legs - and so it is proving.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The alcohol industry can sometimes skirt around the reason why people choose to drink.
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.
Here's what happened on just-drinks last week, featuring the London Wine Fair, the rising price of hops and mergers and acquisitions.
Soft drinks companies are always looking for the next big thing, whether its Japanese matcha tea, maple water or super-sour energy drinks.
The UK Government has signalled its intent to tackle the issue of excessive alcohol consumption among university-goers.
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.
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.
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