All articles by Conor Reynolds

Prior to joining Just Drinks as reporter in early 2022, Conor studied journalism & media production at Dublin City University, having spent eight years working in some of the best bars in the city.

Conor Reynolds

Nurture Brands acquires UK peer The Juice Executive

The acquisition of The Juice Executive adds fresh juices and functional shots to Nurture Brands’ portfolio.

PepsiCo Ukraine factory ‘damaged after Russia missile shot down’

PepsiCo owns five manufacturing sites in Ukraine.

South Africa’s Lubanzi Wines explores “major appetite” for canned wine in Nordics

Lubanzi Wines was founded in 2016 by Americans Walker Brown and Charlie Brain and ships to the US, China and Europe.

Pernod Ricard to make “record spend” on UK marketing this Christmas

“In challenging times, some people will retreat. We’re actually going the other way” – Pernod Ricard UK commercial director Ian Peart.

Pernod Ricard coy amid talk of wine assets ‘review’

A media report in Australia suggested Pernod asked two investment banks to conduct a “strategic review” of its Australia and New Zealand businesses.

Diageo warns Ireland to move faster with planning permission for brewery

The proposed site will consist of a 98,000 square foot main brewing facility.

Italy wine harvest set for lowest volumes in six years

Italy’s wine sector is also seeing a slowdown in domestic and foreign demand.

Heineken buys “significant” minority stake in UK hard seltzer brand Served

Targeting consumers seeking “a modern, health-conscious, social lifestyle”, the Served brand was launched in 2020.

The Wine Group makes senior appointments as “legacy executives” retire

The owner of brands including Benziger Family Winery and 10 Span has made two external hires and one internal promotion.

Illva Saronno buys majority of US whiskey distiller Sagamore Spirit

The Disaronno owner is relocating its US headquarters to Baltimore Peninsula where Sagamore Spirit’s distillery is located.