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Michael Clarke is due to stand down as Treasury Wine EstatesTreasury Wine Estates' Penfolds demerger - Seriously, what is the point? - comment 8 Apr 20

Olly Wehring

In announcing the initial conclusions of a recent business review, Treasury Wine Estates today prompted the very simple question: Why?


SpiritsEurope represents 31 national trade associations in 24 countries"There's a link between Brexit, the tariff war and COVID-19" - just-drinks speaks to SpiritsEurope director general Ulrich Adam - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL 8 Apr 20

Olly Wehring

In the drinks industry, the coronavirus pandemic has turned the spotlight on to trade associations, with members searching frantically for answers to their many questions. In our latest coronavirus special interview, just-drinks hears from Ulrich Adam, director general of SpiritsEurope, who discusses how his organisation is coping with COVID-19.


The ISFAR was not impressed with a meta-analysis into the link between alcohol consumption and coronary heart diseaseAlcohol and cardiovascular heart disease - The impossibility of standardising confounders - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 238 8 Apr 20

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

In a recent meta-analysis into alcohol consumption and the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), the authors compared earlier studies for the number of potential confounding variables included in each paper.


How will the current coronavirus pandemic shape the consumer of tomorrow?What will the post-COVID-19 consumer look like? - consumer trends 7 Apr 20

Lucy Britner

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, consumer trends columnist Lucy Britner looks at how the crisis will change consumer behaviour.


Cramele Recas"This will sort out the sheep from the lambs" - Cramele Recas founder Philip Cox - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL 7 Apr 20

Andy Morton

The coronavirus pandemic will be "painful but not deadly" for the global wine industry, according to the founder of Romanian winery Cramele Recas, with financially-unstable wine companies facing the greatest threat.


Has COVID-19 stopped the M&A shopping spree in the drinks industry?What impact will COVID-19 have on drinks M&A? - comment 7 Apr 20

Mario Zepponi

Several weeks into COVID-19's appearance and its rapid spread in the US, the virus's impact on the beverage alcohol industry and related merger and acquisition activity is starting to come into focus. Some commentators have covered in detail the epidemic's impact on particular beer, wine and spirits brands and sales channels, notably the dramatic shift towards off-premise sales at the expense of everything else. Unaddressed is what this means for the current M&A environment and aspiring buyers and sellers during what looks to be a year of continued market volatility.


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