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The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 30 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of the big stories on just-drinks last week, featuring AG Barr, Bombay Sapphire, Wines of South Africa and Pabst Brewing Co.


Smile, you're part of the "emotional contagion" industry 30 Sep 2014

Andy Morton

It seems there's not much in the world that can make people smile these days. Luckily, we're part of an industry that has just been scientifically proven to do just that.


Starbucks' new craft - beer-flavoured coffee 26 Sep 2014

Andy Morton

Despite accounting for just a small percentage of overall sales, craft beer is making an impression on the US.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 22 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of the big stories on just-drinks last week, featuring SABMiller, Orangina Schweppes, PepsiCo and Scottish devolution.


The anatomy of a hangover 18 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

Knowledge is power, or so they claim. So, with that in mind, here's an infographic, courtesy of Australian company Hangover Revivol, that breaks down exactly what is behind the common hangover.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 15 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of the top stories on just-drinks last week, featuring William Grant & Sons, the Southern hemisphere's winemakers, SABMiller and Heineken, and Coke Light.


No small beer for world-record breaking German waiter 12 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

How many beer mugs can one man carry?


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 8 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of the top stories on just-drinks last week, featuring Pernod Ricard, The Coca-Cola Co, SABMiller's new Scotch whisky and Santa Rita Estates.


Arkansas set for vote that could end dry spell 4 Sep 2014

Andy Morton

The US state of Arkansas goes to the polls on 4 November to decide whether to end so-called “dry” counties, meaning ones that don't allow any alcohol sales. About half of the state's 75 counties are alcohol free, and the practice, which dates from Prohibition days, is still in force in a


I got 99 beers. Oh, no, hang on 3 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

Often there's no guessing when a marketing prank will hit the spot and when it won't.


BrewDog leashed? Not yet 3 Sep 2014

Andy Morton

In the past year, BrewDog, the self-styled “punk” brewer, has picked fights with the Portman Group, mainstream lager and Vladimir Putin. But in an interview with the London Times on Monday, the brewer's co-founder James Watt suggested he was ready to rein in his company's wilder impulses.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 2 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of the top stories on just-drinks last week, featuring Pernod Ricard, soft drinks NPD, the Champagne category and international beer brands.


Iron Maiden man not so super with his Trooper 29 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Heavy metal legend Bruce Dickinson - lead singer of the band Iron Maiden, for the unitiated - is clearly a man not afraid to get his hands dirty.


Homebrewer's whirl with Vienna IPA pays off 28 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

The homebrewing revival continues in the UK - and evidence has come that even the supermarket chains are taking it semi-seriously.


Press pack prefer to probe Pernod Ricard in private 28 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Does Pernod Ricard have something to hide? In a press conference after the release of full-year results today, only a quarter of the 100 minutes were given over to questions from journalists.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 26 Aug 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of the top stories on just-drinks last week, featuring Carlsberg, Heineken, Coca-Cola Amatil, California's winelands and Cognac.


Keurig 2.0 launch bodes well for the Coca-Cola Co 26 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co's Keurig Cold machine won't be out until next year. But co-developer Keurig Green Mountain has given us a taste with the unveiling this weekend of another at-home beverage platform, the Keurig 2.0.


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).


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