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For which awards should you put your spirits brand forward?- Comment 22 Feb 2018

Column: Comment - Spirits (Brown) - Last Orders with Neil Ridley

This month, spirits commentator Neil Ridley ponders whether there are too many spirits category awards these days, and what it actually means to win one.


"We have more ideas on the table than the capability to handle them" - just-drinks speaks to Marco Mazzini, global director of Martini sparkling wines at Bacardi 22 Feb 2018

Column: just the Answer

In 2016, Marco Mazzini took on the newly-created role of global director for Martini sparkling wines at Bacardi, with a view to creating a new vision for the brand. Here, he tells just-drinks how Martini is evolving and what it's like to work on sparkling wines within what is predominantly a spirits company.


How will brands connect with consumers in the post-trust era? - Consumer Trends 21 Feb 2018

Column: Consumer Trends

The latest Edelman Trust Barometer found levels of trust in the US general population have declined by the largest margin the survey has ever recorded, while classifying 20 of the 28 countries surveyed as "distrusters". Ben Cooper asks Tonia Ries, executive director of Edelman Square, the intellectual property unit of the global PR giant, what declining trust means for brands and their relationship with consumers.


Berry Bros & Rudd’s London Dry Gin - Product Launch 20 Feb 2018

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Berry Bros & Rudd has announced plans to revive its namesake London Dry Gin in the UK.


Monin's Le Fruit de Monin Beetroot and Carrot syrups - Product Launch 20 Feb 2018

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

French syrup maker Monin has launched its first vegetable flavours as it targets new cocktail trends.


Keurig Dr Pepper - A bit good. A bit bad - Comment 20 Feb 2018

Column: Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - A Bit of Corbett

Late last month, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keurig Green Mountain agreed a merger - in effect an acquisition of the former by the latter - to create Keurig Dr Pepper. Our regular soft drinks commentator, Richard Corbett casts his expert eye over the development.


Hawkes Cidery launches beer/cider hybrid - video 20 Feb 2018

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

London’s Hawkes Cidery has unveiled a co-fermented beer and cider hybrid that it claims will open up new opportunities for the cider category.


How helping poorer US consumers is set to hammer the soft drinks industry - Consumer Trends 19 Feb 2018

Column: Consumer Trends

Carbonated soft drinks companies are used to navigating choppy waters, especially in the US where sales have been declining since 2003, according to GlobalData. However, a proposed revamp of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides foods and beverages to poor Americans, could end up delivering a new blow to soft drinks that the industry did not anticipate.


Innis & Gunn's Kindred Spirits - Product Launch 19 Feb 2018

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Innis & Gunn has partnered with William Grant's Irish whiskey brand Tullamore DEW to release a beer aged in whiskey barrels. 


Diet Coke rebrand follows "dissatisfaction" - The Coca-Cola Co CEO 19 Feb 2018

Column: just the Answer

The Coca-Cola Co CEO James Quincey has admitted the recent Diet Coke relaunch in North America came after sales for the brand failed to recover last year.


Takara Shuzo's Tomatin Metal and Water - Product Launch 19 Feb 2018

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Takara Shuzo's Tomatin Distillery has released the final two expressions in its limited series - Five Virtues.


Coca-Cola European Partners braces for a year of sugar taxes 16 Feb 2018

Column: just On Call

Top executives at Coca-Cola European Partners have said the company is poised to face challenges in 2018, including sugar taxes in several markets.


Where does the wine trade fit in the great recycling debate? - Comment 15 Feb 2018

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Soft drinks firms have long been under scrutiny when it comes to single-use plastic bottles. As the debate widens out to encompass more industries and all forms of sustainability, Chris Losh looks at what it means for the wine trade. 


How is the future shaping up for Cognac and Brandy? - Research in Focus 13 Feb 2018

Column: Research in Focus

Although global brandy sales have been generally flat over the past five years, this disguises the continued momentum for Cognac consumption and a premiumisation trend that permeates the entire category. According to the Global Cognac & Brandy Insights 2018 report from just-drinks and The IWSR, the Cognac category has recovered from the impact of austerity measures in China, posting renewed gains in the market as it begins to normalise.


Diageo's Baileys Strawberries & Cream - Product Launch 13 Feb 2018

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Diageo has added a limited-edition strawberries and cream flavour to its Baileys portfolio in the US market. 


"Consumers know that brewing locally means less transportation and fewer carbon emissions" - Interview, Carlsberg CEO Cees 't Hart 13 Feb 2018

Column: just the Answer

just-drinks speaks to Carlsberg CEO Cees 't Hart over email to talk about the wider sustainability challenges for the brewing industry.


Pernod Ricard’s Beefeater Pink - Product Launch 13 Feb 2018

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Pernod Ricard has released details of a flavoured extension of the Beefeater gin brand, designed to appeal to Millennial consumers.


Will 2018 be the year we solve the plastic problem? – Sustainability Spotlight 13 Feb 2018

Column: Sustainability in Drinks

Earlier this month, just-drinks talked to Evian global brand director Patricia Oliva about the water brand's recent commitment to make all its bottles from recycled plastic by 2025. Here, sustainability editor Ben Cooper considers how Evian's move underlines the increased attention being focused on plastics recycling. Ben also flags up some other sustainability hotspots for the coming year.


Biggar & Leith’s Malfy Gin Originale from Italy - Product Launch 12 Feb 2018

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Biggar & Leith has added an original variant to its Malfy Italian gin brand.


Molson Coors full-year 2017 results - Preview 12 Feb 2018

Column: just the Preview

Ahead of the release on Wednesday of Molson Coors' results for the fourth quarter and the 12 months of 2017, here's a look at the events that shaped the three months to the end of December for the brewer.


Vintage Wine Estates' Partner Vermouth - Product Launch 8 Feb 2018

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Vintage Wine Estates' spirits division Splinter Group Spirits has launched a vermouth brand.


Pernod Ricard half-year fiscal-2018 sales performance - results data 8 Feb 2018

Column: Focus

In early-February, Pernod Ricard reported a 5.1% lift in sales for the six months to the end of December. The top-line had to deal with a strong US dollar, however, with reported sales coming in flat for the period. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region - as well as the numbers behind its main brands - in the first half of the group's fiscal-2018.


Edrington’s Highland Park The Dark - Product Launch 7 Feb 2018

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Edrington has lined up a two-strong series of limited edition single malts from its Highland Park Scotch whisky brand.


Molson Coors' Two Hats flavoured light beers - Product Launch 7 Feb 2018

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Molson Coors' US unit MillerCoors has lined up a new range of flavoured light beers, as it looks to take advantage of the affordable beer market.


The Jamaica effect - How Appleton Estate is premiumising rum - Interview, Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz, Part I 6 Feb 2018

Column: The just-drinks Interview

Last month, Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz cut the ribbon on a new US$7.2m visitors centre at the Appleton Estate rum distillery in Jamaica. Afterwards, just-drinks sat down with him to talk about how the new centre will affect the Appleton brand, what the industry can learn from Jamaica and why it may take ten more years before consumers properly understand rum's ageing process.


Carlsberg's full-year 2017 results - Preview 5 Feb 2018

Column: just the Preview

Ahead of the release on Wednesday of Carlsberg's results for the fourth quarter and the 12 months of 2017, here's a look at the events that shaped the three months to the end of December for the brewer.


Key trends for the wine category in 2018 - Focus 5 Feb 2018

Column: Focus

Euromonitor's senior alcoholic drinks analyst, Spiros Malandrakis, is on a roll: Hot on the heels of his consideration of the trends he sees shaping the spirits category this year, comes Spiros' thoughts on what's going to happen in wine.


Carlsberg’s Jacobsen Chanterelle Lager, Jacobsen Sour Rye - Product Launch 5 Feb 2018

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Carlsberg has launched the first beers from a new partnership with food scientists that aims to create high-end cask-conditioned beers for top restaurants.


Château Fleur Haut Gaussens' La Bergeronnette - Product Launch 2 Feb 2018

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Bordeaux's Château Fleur Haut Gaussens has released a 100% Cabernet Franc wine.


French American Brands’ Volage sparkling rosé - Product Launch 1 Feb 2018

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

US start-up French American Brands has launched its first product in the country, a French sparkling rosé from the Loire region.

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