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Spirits brands must keep an eye on China

This month, our white spirits commentator has been looking at lists. Lots and lots of lists. His findings, from a spirits perspective, sugge...

Moet Hennessy Performance Trends 2013-2017 - data

In late-January, LVMH, the parent company of Moet Hennessy, released its - and its business units' results for 2017. The wine and spirits di...

Richard Woodard | 26 Mar 2018

Following on from just-drinks' analysis of Moët Hennessy's performance over the last five years, spirits commentator Richard Woodard considers the takeaways for the wider spirits and wine industries.

Lucy Britner | 10 Aug 2017

Sustainability in the on-premise started with outlawing the plastic straw. Now, it is evolving into a much bigger concept, thanks to industry influencers both behind the bar and behind the brands. Lucy Britner looks at how - and why - drinks companies are getting involved in sustainable bartending.

Andy Morton | 6 Jul 2017

Analysts at Exane BNP Paribas have dug deep into latest IWSR figures to uncover the emerging trends in global spirits. Here, just-drinks takes a look at some of the prevailing winds currently on show.

Andy Morton | 20 Mar 2017

In an interview with just-drinks this week, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard had some strong words for Travel Retail.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 12 Jul 2012

Earlier this week, we ran part one of our interview with the CEO of Remy Martin, Patrick Piana. Here, in the second and concluding part, Piana looks at the emerging markets as well as the mature markets of the US and Western Europe, and argues for value over volume in the Cognac category.

Olly Wehring | 29 Mar 2012

As his swansong earlier this month, we sent outgoing deputy editor Chris Mercer to meet the CEO of Societe Europeenne de Participations Industrielles' Champagne unit, Cécile Bonnefond. It says 'Wehring' above, but it's 'Mercer' below.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 10 Oct 2018

Coca-Cola Amatil has completed the second transaction from its incubator unit, with Amatil X buying into restaurant tech start-up TabSquare.

Andy Morton | 9 Oct 2018

China's Kweichow Moutai is the world's most future-proofed beverage company, according to a new global ranking.

Olly Wehring | 9 Oct 2018

A strategy of price rises has helped Moet Hennessy maintain a mid-single-digit growth rate for sales in the third quarter of 2018.

Andy Morton | 25 Sep 2018

Remy Cointreau's focus on the higher-end of the spirits category will result in a pace of growth to outpace its bigger rivals over the next five years, an analyst has forecast.

Lucy Britner | 3 Sep 2018

Glenmorangie has lined up the launch of the third iteration in its Bond House No. 1 Vintage limited release series.

Richard Woodard | 25 Jul 2018

Moët Hennessy, the wine and spirits arm of luxury goods group LVMH, recorded a solid 7% rise in organic sales in the first half of 2018, with positive trends for Cognac and Champagne.

Olly Wehring | 13 Jun 2018

Moët Hennessy has announced details of a change of CEO at The Glenmorangie Co, with Marc Hoellinger moving within the group.

Olly Wehring | 9 Apr 2018

LVMH has reported another healthy lift in sales from its Moet Hennessy unit from the first three months of 2018.

Olly Wehring | 3 Apr 2018

Glenmorangie has lined up the launch of the second iteration in its Bond House No. 1 Vintage limited release series.

Lucy Britner | 19 Feb 2018

Moet Hennessy's The Gelnmorangie Co has lined up additional stills for its Islay whisky brand as it looks to increase production at the site. 

Lucy Britner | 5 Feb 2018

Moet Hennessy has announced plans for a "multi-million-pound" investment at its Glenmorangie single malt Scotch whisky distillery.

Lucy Britner | 30 Jan 2018

Moet Hennessy has added a ninth release to its Glenmorangie Private Edition series. 

Andy Morton | 26 Jan 2018

The wine & spirits arm of LVMH, Moet Hennessy, has posted a solid jump in 2017 sales as it confirmed Cognac's recovery in China.

Lucy Britner | 18 Jan 2018

Moet Hennessy's US unit has announced a collaboration with US hip-hop star and painter A$AP Ferg, to release a cocktail kit and new music.

Lucy Britner | 16 Jan 2018

Seedlip has outlined plans to launch a portfolio of products, with the non-alcoholic spirits company also poaching the former head of spirit creation for Moet Hennessy's Belvedere Vodka.

Olly Wehring | 9 Jan 2018

Moet Hennessy has added a permanent new member to the Travel Retail Legends Collection of its Glenmorangie single malt Scotch whisky brand.

Olly Wehring | 21 Nov 2017

Moet Hennessy has expanded its presence in California’s wine lands, taking majority control of Napa Valley’s Colgin Cellars.

Olly Wehring | 10 Oct 2017

Moet Hennessy has posted flat sales in the third quarter of 2017, with the stronger numbers from the first two quarters keeping the unit's top-line in the black.

Andy Morton | 9 Oct 2017

Moet Hennessy has launched the second - and final - expression in its Hennessy Master Blender range.

Lucy Britner | 2 Oct 2017

The wine and spirits arm of LVMH has released a series of rye vodkas under its Polish vodka brand, Belvedere. 

Lucy Britner | 28 Sep 2017

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has appointed three new directors to its board, with two coming from new investor L Catterton.

Andy Morton | 18 Sep 2017

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has confirmed its intention to divest a near-30% stake to an LVMH-backed private equity firm, after the plan was approved by shareholders. 

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 11 Sep 2015

There are six classic regions for Scotch whisky- Highland, Lowland, Islay, Speyside, West Highlands and Islands. We might need to add outer space to that list.

Olly Wehring | 23 May 2014

It's been a sporting week for me, and one I don't think I'll forget about for a very, very long time.

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Fine Wines/Champagne and Spirits in Indonesia

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Fine Wines/Champagne and Spirits in France

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Country Profile: Spirits in Indonesia

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