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The wine category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part I - FREE TO ACCESS

5 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, Ben Cooper picks out the highs and lows for the wine category.

Why spirits brand owners should embrace the cross-category trend - Comment

28 Nov 2019

Time was when spirits brands were sacred cows, held in such high esteem by their owners that they were kept in their categories and only allowed out to play with either flavour extensions or add-on iterations. Times have changed, though, and white spirits commentator Richard Woodard believes there is little - if anything - to be concerned about by letting your brand venture a bit further.

Treasury Wine Estates Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

27 Nov 2019

In mid-August, Treasury Wine Estates released its full-year results for fiscal-2019, posting a 12.4% jump in sales from the 12 months to the end of June. Here, just-drinks considers TWE's performance over the past five years.

Treasury Wine Estates head Michael Clarke to exit in 2020 - just-drinks comments

21 Oct 2019

Treasury Wine Estates CEO Mike Clarke is to step down in the second half of next year.

How the wine industry can surf the waves of consumer change - Comment

7 May 2019

Chris Losh has been around long enough to know 'category change' when he sees it. As a wine commentator, however, he hasn't had too much change to report on. Until now.

Constellation Brands low-value clear-out will hurt wine - just-drinks thinks

4 Apr 2019

At international trade exhibition ProWein last month, just-drinks spoke to Australia's Casella Family Wines. The independent company is an interesting proposition as it ably competes - like many family-owned wineries - in global fine wine, but at the same time packs in its portfolio the sub-US$5 blockbuster Yellow Tail, a brand that astonishingly accounts for the majority of Australian wine sold in the US.

Treasury Wine Estates follows Accolade Wines with UK wine and gin fusion launch

19 Mar 2019

Treasury Wine Estates has lined up a wine and gin drink in the UK under its Blossom Hill brand, as the company looks to capitalise on the rising trend in the country towards gin and botanicals.

How did Treasury Wine Estates perform in its fiscal-2018? - results data

16 Aug 2018

A decline in sales in the Americas region for Treasury Wine Estates has failed to prevent the group posting top-line growth in its latest fiscal full-year.

Treasury Wine Estates’ Blossom Hill Pale Rosé - Product Launch

7 Mar 2018

Treasury Wine Estates is hoping that the launch of a new rosé under its Blossom Hill brand will entice European sparkling wine drinkers back into the still category.

Treasury Wine Estates sets Australia launch for Blossom Hill

9 May 2016

Treasury Wine Estates is to launch Blossom Hill in Australia as it starts to expand distribution of the former Diageo wine brands acquired at the start of the year.

Treasury Wine Estates launches small bottles in UK

4 Dec 2015

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has launched small formats for two of its wine brands in an attempt to cash in on what it claims is a GBP7.5m (US$11.3m) opportunity. 

Diageo and Treasury Wine Estates - How times have changed - Editor's Viewpoint

14 Oct 2015

The timing could have been better, but yesterday's divestment of much of Diageo's wine operations has been mooted for a while. What is ironic, though, is that the buyer was itself offered to Diageo as an acquisition opportunity less than seven years ago.

Treasury Wine Estates buys US wine operations, Blossom Hill from Diageo

14 Oct 2015

Diageo has lined up the sale of the bulk of its wine operations - including the Blossom Hill and le Piat d'Or brands - to Treasury Wine Estates.

Is the time right for Treasury Wine Estates to swoop for Diageo's wine business? - Comment

6 Oct 2015

It’s hard to believe now, but when Diageo acquired Seagram’s wine operations in late-2000, it was seen as a real opportunity; exciting even. Spirits, after all, were sluggish at the time, whereas wine was in impressive growth in the US and Europe. This, it was felt at the time, could be a niched, but prestigious, addition to the business.

just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

10 Jun 2015

Earlier today (10 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.

Analysis - Will Diageo call time on wine?

5 May 2015

There was a surprise twist to talk this weekend that Diageo was looking to divest one of its alcohol categories. For once, the rumours concerned its wine portfolio and not its beer brands.

just a While Ago - On 14 October in...

14 Oct 2014

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UK: Diageo unveils GBP2m Blossom Hill push - video

14 Jul 2014

Diageo has launched a GBP2.1m (US$3.6m) UK ad campaign for Blossom Hill, focussing on the wine brand's new, lighter 'Sun-Kissed' range.

just the Facts – The Power 100 2014

2 Jun 2014

Earlier today (2 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.

just the Facts - Diageo in the US

30 May 2014

Yesterday (29 May), Diageo announced its intention to spend US$115m on a new whiskey distillery in the US. Here, we look at the company's existing production footprint in the country.

just the Facts – The Power 100 2013

24 May 2013

Earlier this week, brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's spirits brands. Here's a look at the top ten, along with the methodology used to draw up 'The Power 100'.

The just-drinks Interview - Dan Jago, UK & group wine director at Tesco - Part I

21 May 2013

To coincide with this week's London International Wine Fair, just-drinks managed to secure some time yesterday (20 May) with Dan Jago, the UK and group wine director for Tesco. In the first of this two-part interview, we look at Jago's time in the wine industry, Tesco's relationship with the wine consumer in the UK, and the 'E' word.

Comment - Wine - Losh's Chris-tal Ball - Part II

15 Jan 2013

After last week's look at what the first six months of 2013 has in store for the wine industry, Chris Losh considers the second half of the year. Prepare yourself for yet more insight and analysis from our resident wine bard.

Sustainability in Wine - Part II: Corporate Leadership

26 Nov 2012

Part two of this four-part management briefing on environmental sustainability in the wine sector looks at how the larger players play their part.

Product Launch - UK: Diageo's Blossom Hill Smooth and Spicy red, Fresh and Juicy white

5 Nov 2012

Diageo's Blossom Hill Smooth and Spicy red, Fresh and Juicy white

ESTONIA/UK: Baltic Beer Company switches Viru distributors

21 Aug 2012

Baltic Beer Company has confirmed changes of distribution for its Viru beer brand in the UK and the US.

Comment - Wine - Off-Trade a Turn-Off for the On-Trade

12 Jun 2012

The barrier between the on-trade and the off-trade for wine companies is so high as to be insurmountable. But, Chris Losh argues, its very presence is blocking a lucrative opportunity.

just The Facts - Minimum pricing on alcohol in Scotland

18 May 2012

On Monday, the Scottish government confirmed it will set a minimum price of GBP0.50 (US$0.80) per unit of alcohol.

UK: New Matthew Clark arm to take on Gruppo Campari distribution

4 May 2012

Gruppo Campari is set transfer its UK distribution to Matthew Clark, according to current distributor Cellar Trends.

Comment - Wine - Minimum Pricing: For Richer, For Poorer?

17 Apr 2012

The spectre of minimum pricing for alcohol took physical form in the UK last month. Chris Losh is confused, however: Will the poor get hit harder than the richer in UK society? And, if so, will the move really achieve the desired aim?



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