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What challenges face the lower-abv wine segment? - Comment 19 Nov 19

Chris Losh

While the efforts of brewers and distillers to create products with lower alcohol content are well-known, the wine industry has garnered far fewer such headlines. This month, category commentator Chris Losh looks at the difficulties affecting not only the production of 'lighter wine' but also the consumers' uptake of the concept - despite their purported interest.


How good for you is red wine? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 234 18 Nov 19

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

The latest research to go under The ISFAR's microscope supports earlier research relating wine consumption to gut microbiota and its relationship with obesity as well as with cardiovascular and other diseases.


Consumers were invited to ask questions in an online tasting hosted by Bacardi on Amazon last monthHow technology is bringing tasting events closer to home - Consumer Trends 14 Nov 19

Lucy Britner

In a first for Amazon Prime Video, Bacardi last month used the platform to present a live whisky tasting, where audience members could order samples to taste along with experts. Guest columnist Lucy Britner explores the wider consumer trends and the future of interactive TV tastings 


What does rum need to do to recognise its potential? - Comment 12 Nov 19

Neil Ridley

The much-touted 'demise' of gin is surely music to the rum category's collective ears. However, spirits commentator Neil Ridley argues the spirit must first find its way out of the Wild West and lose its 'sweet-toothed' perception before making a play for the hearts and throats of today's consumers.


CBAWhat does Anheuser-Busch InBev's Craft Brew Alliance buy mean for US beer? - Comment 12 Nov 19

Andy Morton

Everything comes to those who wait - especially if you have the deep pockets and corporate heft of Anheuser-Busch InBev.


The UKProtecting the brand - What does Brexit mean for drinks trademarks? - analysis 12 Nov 19

Callum Tyndall at GlobalData

The UK's pending departure from the European Union has raised a variety of uncertainties for the drinks industry, not least how to ensure its continued safety in the wake of changing regulations and agreements. One of the less explored areas is how such changes may affect trademarks and intellectual property. Callum Tyndall investigates.


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just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskinjust-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin

In October, the co-founder & CEO of Montanya Distillers was in London for the city's annual Rum Week and Rumfest. Karen Hoskin found time to meet with just-drinks to tell the story of Constellation Brand's stake purchase in July.

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just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin

In October, the co-founder & CEO of Montanya Distillers was in London for the city's annual Rum Week and Rumfest. Karen Hoskin found time to meet with just-drinks to tell the story of Constellation Brand's stake purchase in July.


Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - A Bit of Britner Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - A Bit of Britner

Category commentator Lucy Britner casts her eye over the soft drinks & water categories.


Comment - Spirits (Brown) - Last Orders with Neil Ridley Comment - Spirits (Brown) - Last Orders with Neil Ridley

Brown spirits aficionado Neil Ridley casts his eye over the latest goings-on in whisk(e)y, Cognac, dark rum et al.


The just-drinks Analyst The just-drinks Analyst

With over 25 years of experience as a beverages analyst, Ian Shackleton provides a monthly view of the drinks industry from an investor's perspective


The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking - Digest The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking - Digest

Every month, The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking presents a round-up of responsible consumption developments from around the world.


Comment - Beer - Beaumont Comment - Beer - Beaumont's Brews

Award-winning writer and author Stephen Beaumont gives us his monthly thoughts on what is keeping the global beer industry busy.


Consumer Trends Consumer Trends

Each month, just-drinks takes a look at the emerging trends that could be of use to drinks companies and their brands.


Sustainability in Drinks Sustainability in Drinks

Every month, Ben Cooper casts his eye over sustainability efforts in the global drinks industry.


Editor Editor's Viewpoint

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Critiques from the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critiques from the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

The International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research hosts forums that look at research conducted around the world on the relationship between alcohol consumption and health.


just the Winners just the Winners

just-drinks brings you the winners of the main awards in the global drinks industry.


New Product Development in the Global Drinks Industry New Product Development in the Global Drinks Industry

Every month, Tom Vierhile from consumer intelligence provider GlobalData considers the latest NPD activity in the drinks industry.


The Launch Pad - Product Launches The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Here's where we bring together all of the product launches covered on just-drinks.


just On Call just On Call

We report back from drinks companies' conference calls post-results announcement.


The just-drinks Interview The just-drinks Interview

Every month, just-drinks gives a drinks executive a grilling.


Research in Focus Research in Focus

A look at the latest research, available in the just-drinks store.


Focus Focus

A deeper consideration of the issues making the headlines on just-drinks.


Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Chris Losh looks at the latest issues affecting the global wine industry.


Comment - Spirits (White) - A Word with Woodard Comment - Spirits (White) - A Word with Woodard

Resident columnist and spirits know-it-all Richard Woodard provides his monthly take on the latest in the global white spirits industry.

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