All articles by Jessica Broadbent

Jess joined Just Drinks and Just Food in 2022 after sub-editing at the Daily Mail. She has also written for The Buyer and Bibendum Wine.

Jessica Broadbent

Carlsberg terminates Russia brewing licence following “illegitimate” Kremlin takeover

“We refuse to be forced into a deal on unacceptable terms, justifying the illegitimate takeover of our business in Russia” – Carlsberg Group.

LVMH CEO ‘probed over money laundering’

The 74-year-old is reportedly being investigated alongside Russian businessman and billionaire Nikolai Sarkisov.

Campari Group to distribute three Proximo Spirits brands in France, Monaco

The deal will see Campari given exclusive distribution rights for Irish whiskeys Bushmills and The Sexton, plus spiced-rum brand The Kraken.

France’s La Martiniquaise-Bardinet to focus on domestic growth for Cutty Sark whisky

The French spirits group also has its eyes on new export markets including South Korea and the Middle East as the Cutty Sark brand marks its 100th anniversary.

Spanish wine group Marques de la Concordia should sell within year, creditors say

The Rioja-based wine group filed for bankruptcy last year.

Singapore fund GIC ‘considering sale of Emperador stake’

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC bought a minority stake in Emperador in 2014 via its private-equity arm Arran.

Symington, Berry Bros. & Rudd move to buy UK’s Hambledon Vineyard amid “deteriorating” finances

The two companies offered to invest in the winery under a newly formed consortium “in order to stabilise Hambledon’s position”.

UK’s Henstone Distillery sells 50% stake, prepares to upsize

Henstone Distillery said it has seen “enormous growth” since opening in 2017 and has “outgrown” its current site in Shropshire.

Heineken to end contract with Moroccan bottler SBM

Société des Boissons du Maroc’s “long-term” deal to brew Heineken’s namesake beer will not be renewed at the end of the year.