All articles by Jessica Broadbent

Jess joined Just Drinks and Just Food in 2022 after sub-editing at the Daily Mail. Before that, she spent several years doing wine writing and marketing in London.

Jessica Broadbent

UK competition regulator launches investigation into “inconsistent” grocery labelling

Inconsistencies in unit pricing could cause confusion among cash-strapped shoppers, campaigners at consumer group Which? say.

Belfast Distillery Company CEO John Kelly on trading with South Korea, its first Irish whiskey distillery and how Diageo set him up for leadership

“You see in many markets the younger generation are rejecting the current brands or categories and looking to be decision makers. That’s where Irish whiskey becomes relevant.”

Italy winery Castello Banfi cements ties with namesake US importer in governance shake-up

Castello Banfi and US wine company Banfi Vintners have always worked together, having both been founded by the Mariani family, but until now it was an unofficial capacity.

Danone moots sale of US organic dairy business

It said US businesses Horizon Organic and Wallaby had a “dilutive” effect on sales growth and are under strategic review.

US D2C wine sales drop for first time in over decade

“No winery, regardless of region or size, appears to have avoided the effects of a retreat from consumer wine spending in the shipping channel” – Sovos ShipCompliant and Wines Vines Analytics.

“Australian wine needs to learn a lesson from China: do not put all of your resources into one market” – Giles Cooke MW

Australia must approach any return with caution as wine growers feel the heat of China’s hefty tariffs, Cooke said at Wine Australia’s annual trade tasting in London.

Canada grocery inflation slows but non-alcoholic beverages still rising sharply

Non-alcoholic beverages still grew by 16.6% year on year and coffee and tea were up 13.2%.

US firm Hella Cocktail Co. backed by Diageo incubator arm Pronghorn

One of Hella Cocktail Co.’s co-founders has also moved across to become Pronghorn’s CEO and managing director.

North America takes over half of Ireland’s beverage exports in 2022

The US was the main player globally in Irish whiskey exports, representing 57% of total export value.

Hong Kong’s CK Life Sciences snaps up Australia’s Edinger Estate

The majority of CK Life Sciences’ vineyards have long-term leases with domestic wine companies.