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Minimum Unit Pricing comes to Scotland in May

The Scottish Government has set a date for Minimum Unit Pricing to come into force....

Premium beer driving growth in Vietnam, craft on the rise - research

Premium beer consumption in Vietnam has more than doubled over the past five years, according to recently-released research....

SodaStream ramps up US Fruit Drops rollout

SodaStream has announced national off-premise distribution for its Fruit Drops flavour essences range in the US market....

Minimum Unit Pricing gets green light in Scotland as drinks industry loses legal battle

The UK Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal lodged by three drinks industry trade associations, clearing the way for Minimum Unit Pricing t...

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UK Autumn Budget 2017 - The Reaction 22 Nov 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer announced his latest budgetary plans. On spirits and wine, Philip Hammond did not increase duty, although higher-abv ciders will be subject to a duty rise in an attempt to combat "excessive alcohol consumption by the most vulnerable people". Here, just-drinks pulls together reaction from within the UK's drinks industry to today's news.


UK Government freezes alcohol duty, high abv cider hit by duty rise 22 Nov 2017

Lucy Britner

The UK drinks trade has welcomed a move by the country's government to freeze duty on beer, wines, spirits and most ciders. 


SpiritsEurope recruits Ulrich Adam from farm machinery trade association as next director general 22 Nov 2017

Olly Wehring

SpiritsEurope has confirmed the appointment of a new director general, with Ulrich Adam replacing Paul Skehan.


The Coca-Cola Co lines up 100% stevia-sweetened Coke 22 Nov 2017

Andy Morton & Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co has confirmed it will start testing a new 100% stevia-sweetened Coke product outside of the US next year. 


Australian Vintage's 2016 McGuigan Classic Riesling - Product Launch 22 Nov 2017

Lucy Britner

McGuigan Wines has launched a 2016 Riesling under its Classic range.


Beam Suntory’s Laphroaig Cairdeas 15 Year Old - Product Launch 22 Nov 2017

Olly Wehring

Beam Suntory has readied a 15-year-old iteration of its Laphroaig single malt for the annual series of bottlings exclusive to ‘Friends of Laphraoig’.


UK's Advertising Standards Authority bans Pernod Ricard's Absolut Facebook ad 22 Nov 2017

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard has been told to avoid using actors who look under 25, after complaints were made against an Absolut advert in the UK.


Hartwall gives Original Long Drink Kimi Räikkönen push in Japan 22 Nov 2017

Olly Wehring

Hartwall has released the latest television advert in Japan for its namesake Original Long Drink RTD, featuring brand ambassador and F1 driver Kimi Räikkönen.


Maison Villevert relaunches G'Vine Nouaison gin 22 Nov 2017

Lucy Britner

Cognac-headquartered drinks firm Maison Villevert has changed the recipe and packaging for its G'Vine Nouaison gin brand.


Minimum Unit Pricing comes to Scotland in May 21 Nov 2017

Lucy Britner

The Scottish Government has set a date for Minimum Unit Pricing to come into force. 


Premium beer driving growth in Vietnam, craft on the rise - research 21 Nov 2017

Lucy Britner

Premium beer consumption in Vietnam has more than doubled over the past five years, according to recently-released research. 


SodaStream ramps up US Fruit Drops rollout 21 Nov 2017

Lucy Britner

SodaStream has announced national off-premise distribution for its Fruit Drops flavour essences range in the US market.


Breakthru Beverage Group, Republic National Distributing Co open to synergies ahead of merger - just-drinks exclusive 21 Nov 2017

Olly Wehring

Republic National Distributing Co has not ruled out job cuts in relation to its planned merger with fellow US alcohol distributor Breakthru Beverage Group.


Moet Hennessy ups California footprint with Colgin Cellars stake buy 21 Nov 2017

Olly Wehring

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


Treasury Wine Estates sponsors UK's NME Awards with 19 Crimes 21 Nov 2017

Lucy Britner

Treasury Wine Estates has announced a tie-up between its 19 Crimes wine brand and music website New Musical Express' awards in London.


Illva Saronno gives Disaronno global TV push - video 21 Nov 2017

Olly Wehring

Illva Saronno has released details of a global television advert for its Disaronno liqueur brand.


Casa Cuervo's The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey - Product Launch 21 Nov 2017

Lucy Britner

Casa Cuervo's Proximo unit has launched a single malt Irish whiskey brand exclusive to the US market. 


Breakthru Beverage Group, Republic National Distributing Co poised to merge 20 Nov 2017

Olly Wehring

The consolidatory trend within US alcohol distribution has hit another high, with the second- and third-largest distributors in the country looking to merge.


International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 - The Trophy Winners, Achievement, Business, Packaging & Retail 20 Nov 2017

Olly Wehring

Last week, the International Wine & Spirit Competition rounded off its 2017 awards. Here are the competition's achievement, business, packaging and retail trophy winners for this year.


International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 - The Trophy Winners, Wine 20 Nov 2017

Olly Wehring

Last week, the International Wine & Spirit Competition rounded off its 2017 awards. Here are the competition's wine trophy winners for this year.


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