Beverage Industry Insights

Raphael Michel CEO Guillaume Ryckawaert foresees a bright future for bulk wine

The Bulk Wine Market - just-drinks special report

Bulk wine accounts for around 80% of the global wine market, but its inner workings remain a mystery to many. In a two-part special report,...

How much of Remy Cointreau's turnaround under CEO Valérie Chapoulaud Floquet is down to the Remy Martin marque?

Has history taught Remy Cointreau nothing?

We've all marvelled at Remy Cointreau's turnaround since the days of what we termed its Bain de Sang just over three years ago. After the bo...

Every month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking looks at responsible drinking stories from around the world

Responsible drinking issues around the world

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at...

Are vermouth brands, such as Bacardi's Martini Vermouth di Torino, on the cusp of the big time?

Vermouth - The next big thing? - Consumer Trends

Among the talk at the on-premise Tales of the Cocktail conference in the UK this April, the consensus appeared to be that vermouth is once a...

Remy Cointreau will release a sales update for the first three months of its fiscal-2018, tomorrow

Remy Cointreau Q1 2018 trading update - Preview

Ahead of the release on Thursday of Remy Cointreau's first-quarter 2018 trading update, here's a look at the events that shaped the three mo...

On the left, the seal from the UK's Society of Independent Brewers, on the right seal from the Brewers Association in the US

Should brewers drop 'craft' for 'independent'?

In the last few weeks, two craft beer trade associations have offered members promotional material designed to highlight their independent o...

Are the days of syndicated data numbered? - Focus 18 Jul 17

Syndicated data - nearly all of us use it, and those that do rely on it for an accurate picture of the beverage industry. But just how reliable is it, especially in a retail sector undergoing significant consumer changes?

How important is folate intake for reducing breast cancer risk from alcohol consumption? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 202 18 Jul 17

The strongest factor associated with the risk of a woman developing breast cancer appears to be a positive family history of such a diagnosis in a sibling or mother. Among environmental factors, almost all studies have shown that alcohol consumption relates to increased risk; a slight increase is often seen even among women who report only light drinking - an average of less than one drink per day, for example.

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Drinks Industry News

Australia's UK wine exports slump 7% post-Brexit

Andy Morton | 21 Jul 17 Australian wine exports jumped 10% overall

Australian wine exports to the UK have dropped by 7% in value in the first full year since the country voted to leave the EU.

Wine too confusing for many UK shoppers - survey

Andy Morton | 21 Jul 17 The Asda survey showed that many consumers find wine shopping intimidating

More than one-fifth of UK consumers say wine aisles are too intimidating, while one-third are buying the same wine every time, a new survey has shown.

Coca-Cola makes meal-kit entry with Chef'd tie-up

Andy Morton | 21 Jul 17 Some of the recipes are paired with Coca-Cola's leading brand, as with this beef taco platter

The Coca-Cola Co has entered the meal-kit sector in a new partnership with US recipe-and-ingredient delivery service Chef’d.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:39pm 24 Jul 2017)

The Coca-Cola Co's Q2 2017 results - Preview

Campari offloads Carolans and Irish Mist Liqueur

Tito’s Handmade Vodka bar unveiled in US airports

Pernod Ricard's Chivas partners Gennady Golovkin

Geloso Beverage’s Clubtails Cuba Libre and Paloma

St Peter's Brewery's Without Gold - NPD

Liverpool FC and Tibet Water in China partnership

Fentimans launches slim cans in UK

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Our major task, however simple it sounds, is to reach every consumer personally" - Interview, Global Spirits owner Eugen Chernyak 27 Jun 17

Lucy BritnerGlobal Spirits founder & owner Eugen Chernyak at the Shustov Cognac distillery in Odessa

Last month, just-drinks was a guest of Ukrainian drinks group Global Spirits. The tour took in the company’s Cognac distillery, Shustov, in Odessa as well as the Khortytsa vodka facility in Zaporizhia. just-drinks sat down with Global Spirits’ founder & owner, Eugen Chernyak, to talk about his firm’s US ambitions, the ongoing battle to preserve Ukrainian 'Cognac' and the importance of quality.

"We have never seen anything like this level of enthusiasm for American whiskey" - Interview, Heaven Hill Brands president Max Shapira 20 Jun 17

Lucy BritnerHeaven Hill's portfolio includes the Evan Williams and Elijah Craig whiskey brands as well as Deep Eddy vodka

Later this year, US spirits firm Heaven Hill Brands will see both a new Bourbon and a new vodka production facility become operational. Yesterday, just-drinks sat down with Heaven Hill president Max Shapira at Vinexpo in Bordeaux to talk about family ownership, the Bourbon boom and the company's investment in vodka.

"More Chinese people like wine - they want to know more about it" - Interview, Alan's Wines & Spirits chairman Alan Wang 12 Jun 17

Andy Morton

Alan Wang is the founder of Alan's Wines & Spirits, which has 86 off-premise sites across China. just-drinks sat down with him during the 2017 China Food & Drinks Fair in Chengdu, where he spoke about the changing face of the Chinese consumer and reveals what he looks for in wine before allowing it on his shelves.

just-drinks Blog

Non-alcoholic beer fails the Bernstein challenge

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 14 Jul 17

Crazy days in the Bernstein offices. Taking time out from being one of the world’s top beverage analysts, the Bernstein team, lead by its London-based veteran Trevor Stirling, held its very own taste test on a range of beers while researching a new report on the non-alcoholic category.

AG Barr launches Funkin innovation search

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 5 Jul 17

AG Barr has lined up a Funkin campaign in the UK to find an 'innovation champion'.

Are you a beer geek? Take the Brewdog quiz and find out

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 28 Jun 17

Brewdog, the Scottish craft brewer, likes to claim its drinkers are some of the most knowledgeable around.

Beverage Hot Issues

Molson Coors performance trends 2012-2016 - results data

Molson Coors performance trends 2012-2016 - results data

just-drinks drills down into the five-year performance of Molson Coors; a tumultuous time for the company and the overall brewing category.

Remy Cointreau First-Quarter 2018 results - Round-up

Remy Cointreau First-Quarter 2018 results - Round-up

In July, Remy Cointreau reported its results for the first three months of fiscal-2018. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the group's numbers.

Diageo's Capital Markets Day 2017 - Round-up

Diageo's Capital Markets Day 2017 - Round-up

In mid-May, Diageo held its 2017 Capital Markets Day conference. Here is a round-up of just-drinks' content from the event.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Q1 2017 results - Round-up

Anheuser-Busch InBev Q1 2017 results - Round-up

In May, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported its results for the first three months of 2017. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the brewer's numbers.

Drinks Market Research

Wine Markets in Western Europe to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Fore

Wine Markets in Western Europe to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

The report package Wine Markets in Western Europe to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts offers the most up-to-date industry data on the actual market situation, and future outlook for wines in different Western European countries. The package includes wine country reports from the following countries:.. Read more

Published: July 2017 - ($3517.20)

Wine Market in Japan to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

Published: July 2017 - ($557.74)

Beer in Spain

Published: June 2017 - ($990.00)

Beer in Germany

Published: June 2017 - ($990.00)

Craft Beer Market in Europe 2017-2021

Published: May 2017 - ($3500.00)

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