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"This is very much a craft brand within the portfolio" - just-drinks speaks to Moet Hennessy's founder & brand director for Eminente Reserva rum, Camille de Dominicis

24 Feb 2021

Having announced the addition of a Cuban rum to its portfolio last year, Moet Hennessy has added more details to the roll-out of Eminente Reserva this month. Following the news, just-drinks caught up with brand director Camille de Dominicis to hear more about the group's venture into Pernod Ricard and - more recently - Diageo territory.

Why Diageo is winning the slow-and-steady Tequila race - comment

23 Feb 2021

Even for a spirits category that doesn't like to hurry, Diageo's success in Tequila has taken a while. Finally, the dividends of this slow and steady approach are being realised. Category commentator Richard Woodard has advice for those who have been quick to judge.

Diageo's Tanqueray 0.0% - Product Launch

22 Feb 2021

Diageo has added another major spirits brand to the roster of low- and no-alcohol expressions with the launch of Tanqueray 0.0%.

The Coca-Cola Co hands Hungary trial to AdeZ paper bottle - video

19 Feb 2021

An inter-industry battle to develop a paper beverage bottle has taken a major turn with the commencement of a consumer test-run by The Coca-Cola Co in Hungary.

Pernod Ricard's Midleton Very Rare 2021 Irish whiskey - Product Launch

19 Feb 2021

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers division has unveiled this year's iteration, the 38th, in the Very Rare series from Irish whiskey brand Midleton.

Why Diageo needs to work on its presentation skills, Heineken's CEO is just so young and UK pubs ain't what they used to be - The just-drinks Analyst

16 Feb 2021

just-drinks' in-house analyst joins us again this month with perfect timing. Company results are flooding in and Ian Shackleton runs his beady eye over the latest numbers (and presentation skills) from Diageo as well as the figures (and young-ness of CEO) from Heineken. Ian also looks at the UK on-premise channel, once a healthy stomping ground for investors.

European beverage firms headed for commodity price squeeze in 2022 - Moody's

16 Feb 2021

The threat of rising commodity costs next year is just one of a spate of challenges facing European beverage companies post-coronavirus, a new report has warned.

Moet Hennessy lifts curtain on Eminente Cuban rum

12 Feb 2021

Moet Hennessy has confirmed details of the European roll-out of its recently-launched Cuban rum brand, with Eminente Reserva positioned at the higher end, price-wise.

Pernod Ricard's Beefeater Peach & Raspberry - Product Launch - Gin in the UK data

12 Feb 2021

Pernod Ricard has unveiled a new flavour from its Beefeater gin brand, exclusively for the UK market.

Growth on the horizon for Pernod Ricard as half-year sales show improvements - results data

11 Feb 2021

Group sales in the second quarter of fiscal-2021 have underlined Pernod Ricard's belief that growth is on its way as the rate of decline slowed compared to the previous three months.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - January 2021

10 Feb 2021

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR and environmental activities. Here, a little later than planned, is a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Pernod Ricard in H2 2020 - results preview

10 Feb 2021

On Thursday, Pernod Ricard will announce its results for the final six months of 2020, the group's fiscal-first-half. Late last year, the company reported a 5.6% fall in sales from the three months to the end of September. Here's a look at the news that is likely to have shaped Pernod's performance in the three months to the end of December.

Pernod Ricard names new general counsel

8 Feb 2021

Pernod Ricard has appointed a former Mars executive as its new head lawyer.

Wine imports beat COVID woes in South Korea to overtake struggling beer - data

4 Feb 2021

Wine leapfrogged beer last year to become South Korea's most valuable imported alcohol category, new figures have shown.

Pernod Ricard rolls out recycled glass Absolut bottle

2 Feb 2021

Pernod Ricard has launched a bottle made from 60% recycled glass for its Absolut vodka brand.

Has the spirits category emerged stronger from COVID-19 fight? - analysis

1 Feb 2021

As the coronavirus rocked the alcohol industry last year, one question evaded a definitive answer; where will the pandemic hit hardest - in beer, wine or spirits?

Beer, spirits brand owners join with online retailers to combat under-age alcohol sales

29 Jan 2021

Major alcohol brand owners including Beam Suntory, Diageo and Anheuser-Busch InBev have formed a new global organisation to limit online sales to under-age consumers.

What's coming up in unaged spirits in 2021? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - comment

28 Jan 2021

This month, our category commentators are lining up to share with us their thoughts on how 2021 will shape their respective sectors. Here's our unaged spirits expert, Richard Woodard, with his take on the year ahead.

Pernod Ricard opens Sanya boutique as analysts predict Hainan Travel Retail boom

26 Jan 2021

Pernod Ricard is to open a Travel Retail outlet in Sanya, the Chinese resort town identified this week as a future key market for Europe-based spirits brand owners.

Was 2020 what investors expected and will 2021 be what they expect? - The just-drinks Analyst

19 Jan 2021

Back for his first just-drinks outing of 2021, former beverages analyst Ian Shackleton considers how his stock of the year fared in 2020, who gets his backing this year and what the wider drinks industry will look like, come December.

Pernod Ricard unveils 20%-abv Beefeater Light, Ballantine's Light

19 Jan 2021

Pernod Ricard is lining up the launches of 20%-abv "Light" expressions under its Beefeater gin and Ballantine's blended Scotch whisky brands.

Premium rum category has most potential - Harpalion Spirits

11 Jan 2021

The head of Scottish spirits start-up Harpalion Spirits has said the company is to launch a premium rum as its debut product because of the category's flexibility and increasingly-broad appeal.

Pernod Ricard unveils more sustainable Beefeater Gin bottle

11 Jan 2021

Pernod Ricard has unveiled a new bottle for Beefeater Gin that uses less plastic than previous versions.

"There are things Monkey 47 can do and there are things Monkey 47 cannot do" - just-drinks speaks to Alexander Stein, founder of Monkey 47 gin

8 Jan 2021

Earlier this week, just-drinks caught up with Alexander Stein, the founder of German gin brand Monkey 47. Since selling the brand to Pernod Ricard almost a year ago, Stein has been concentrating on a new spirits brand, which is set to launch later this year.

Which Cognac brand owners are in line for a hit as new US tariffs loom? - analysis

5 Jan 2021

Hopes that 2021 will see a lessening of the tariff turmoil of the past two years in alcohol were dashed last week when US trade authorities announced new levies on European Union imports.

Pernod Ricard strengthens non-alcoholic presence with Ceder's Drinks stake - just-drinks Exclusive

23 Dec 2020

Pernod Ricard has bought a majority stake in non-alcoholic spirits company Ceder's Drinks.

William Grant & Sons forecasts 15% sales slide for 2020

23 Dec 2020

William Grant & Sons has warned of a significant drop in sales for this year because of coronavirus disruption.

Ceder's Drinks rolls out wellness campaign for Dry January

22 Dec 2020

Ceder's Drinks, a non-alcoholic spirits producer distributed by Pernod Ricard, will launch a UK influencer-supported digital campaign promoting health and wellness in January.

Diageo teams with Big Sean for Don Julio New Year's Eve competition

18 Dec 2020

Diageo has lined up a New Year's Eve-themed activation for its Don Julio Tequila brand in the US, fronted by rapper Big Sean.

The wine category in 2020 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part IV - FREE TO ACCESS

17 Dec 2020

As the end of the year approaches, just-drinks takes an in-depth look at the stories that made the headlines in 2020 across the global drinks industry. In part IV, Ben Cooper picks out the highs and the lows for the global wine category.

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