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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.


Pernod Ricard's Havanista remains poised to capitalise post-embargo 27 Feb 2015

James Wilmore

Spotted in Havana this week – a healthy stock of Pernod Ricard's Havanista rum.


Does Oscar glory beckon for 'Mr Heineken'? 23 Feb 2015

Andy Morton

Alcohol always has a big presence at the Oscars, albeit mostly in a supporting role.


Is pisco preparing to make some noise? 19 Feb 2015

Andy Morton

Business is booming at copper pot still makers Chalvignac - you can tell from the loud noise coming from its factory floor in the French town of Jarnac-Champagne.


Heineken has eye on the (soccer) ball in US 12 Feb 2015

James Wilmore

Heineken is betting big on the long-term opportunity around soccer in the US.


Sierra Nevada heralds its new hop oil beer - video 6 Feb 2015

James Wilmore

California's Sierra Nevada Brewing Co is very proud of its new Hop Hunter IPA, which contains hop oil.


Djokovic learns Chinese as Jacob's Creek tries to love-all 2 Feb 2015

Andy Morton

Tennis player Novak Djokovic was on top of the world yesterday after defeating Andy Murray in four sets to take the Australian Open title.


At Coca-Cola Co, it's not just the head count that's getting smaller 29 Jan 2015

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is in the middle of a major restructuring plan, affecting jobs around the world. The company is also downsizing its packaging.


Scotch is great, says Scotch Whisky Association 28 Jan 2015

Olly Wehring

To support the release of its latest report, entitled ‘The Economic Impact of Scotch Whisky Production in the UK’, trade body The Scotch Whisky Association has released this video, highlighting the size, scale and importance of the Scotch industry.


Polish vodkas prove their worth in Ukraine 26 Jan 2015

Andy Morton

One, perhaps minor, consequence of the conflict in Ukraine appears to be a fall in sales of Russian vodka in the country.


Diageo distilleries welcome you to their virtual world 23 Jan 2015

Andy Morton

Diageo has jumped onboard Google's latest interactive maps and is opening up the virtual doors to four of its distilleries.


Chile with Concha y Toro - Day III 22 Jan 2015

Olly Wehring

A very early start today, with Carla Errazuriz from Concha y Toro's fine wine division picking me up from our Santiago hotel at 0700.


By George! It's a whiskey still being built in two minutes - video 21 Jan 2015

James Wilmore

Ever wondered how a whiskey still gets built?


Chile with Concha y Toro - Day II 21 Jan 2015

Olly Wehring

After yesterday's introduction to Chile, today was all about Concha y Toro – that's to be expected, seeing as they invited me here.


Chile with Concha y Toro - Day I 19 Jan 2015

Olly Wehring

Buenas dias from Chile. I'm here as a guest of the UK arm of Concha y Toro for the week, during which I'll be shown the company's wine-making operations not only here but over the border in Argentina.


IWSC plays fair for white spirits as Scotch and poetry flows 19 Jan 2015

Andy Morton

At a Burns Night supper in Kings Cross last week, the team from the International Wines and Spirits Competition were letting their hair down.


Will the Keurig Cold create an environmental monster? 13 Jan 2015

Andy Morton

Take a look at this smartly-made (and very effective) spoof monster movie highlighting the waste involved with Keurig Green Mountain's K-Cup brewing system.


What price the 'Budweiser bordello'? 12 Jan 2015

Andy Morton

Branding comes in all shapes these days. But, is Budweiser the only beer brand to be associated with a brothel?


Charlie Hebdo 8 Jan 2015

Olly Wehring

As a journalist of over ten years, I was shocked and appalled by yesterday's attack on the offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.


Blend it like Ballantine's? Pernod offers travellers interactive 'experience' 2 Jan 2015

James Wilmore

With Travel Retail becoming increasingly important to drinks firms it's no surprise that the means to attract consumers are becoming more sophisticated.


Putin's Coca-Cola dig misses the mark 19 Dec 2014

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has had its fair share of critics this year, from health campaigners to investor David Winters, who this week called for CEO Muhtar Kent to be replaced.


Season of goodwill? Not if you're the UK health lobby 15 Dec 2014

James Wilmore

The UK health lobby is always very vocal on alcohol at this time of year, predictably so, and this year is no different.


Carlsberg builds new life from Copenhagen brewery 15 Dec 2014

Andy Morton

“Ah, yes, you've hit upon a very sensitive area,” says Thomas, my guide at the Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen last Friday.


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