By: Olly Wehring
The just-drinks leader, written by the just-drinks leader.
7 March 2014
Yesterday morning, I headed into London to attend an event that had been shrouded in secrecy. All I knew was that it concerned Bacardi's Martini brand and - according to the agency - would be “very, very cool”.
27 February 2014
On Thursday 18 September, the residents of Scotland will take to the polls to consider a question, their answer to which could have huge repercussions: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"
18 February 2014
For as long as I've known the firm, Pernod Ricard has always carried itself with an air of Gallic insouciance:
11 February 2014
I'll freely admit to being addicted to social media. During work hours, I have to reign myself in on checking Facebook, but I forgive myself my Twitter usage while at the coal face, as sometimes – just sometimes – I use it “for work purposes”.
6 February 2014
The launch of the latest addition to the white rum category will have some folk in Bermuda and Miami in a bit of a flap at the moment, I imagine.
4 February 2014
Well, it appears that BrewDog's addiction to controversy is alive and (un)well. But, at least, the UK company's latest move has a more valid – albeit slightly bigger and more frightening – target in its sights.
29 January 2014
Maybe I'm just being paranoid, but something about Beam Inc's tie-up with actor Mila Kunis sits a little uncomfortably with me.
23 January 2014
From what I have heard today, what looks like a bit of a mess at Remy Cointreau is precisely that.
22 January 2014
Plenty has already been said about the sticky situation that Remy Cointreau has found itself in in the last year, due mainly to its heavy dependency on Chinese fans of international spirits. Enough has also been said about Pernod Ricard's similar predicament.
9 January 2014
Even Diageo must have been surprised by the amount of headlines it garnered yesterday.
18 December 2013
While the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled in Molson Coors' favour this week, I can't help feeling that the brewer is not as far in the right as it would believe.
11 December 2013
People do like to get offended, don't they? I mean, how many times a week do we see a “Twitter storm” or “launches petition” headline?
25 November 2013
It would seem, then, that Whyte & Mackay is poised to welcome yet another new owner in the months to come.
6 November 2013
The UK-based among you may have witnessed the Guinness takeover of the ad-break in The Jonathan Ross Show late last month. Reaction to the three-minute mock-talk show has been overwhelmingly grim.
31 October 2013
It's been an interesting few days for me, having been to Czech for the first time, to visit Budejovikcy Budvar.
28 October 2013
It's always fun for us to write up the opinions of industry observers when they posit that the next wave of consolidation in one sector or another is set to break some time soon.
24 October 2013
Is Heineken being a bit too tough on itself?