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Coronavirus COVID-19 and the global drinks industry - just-drinks timeline - FREE TO ACCESS

Here's a timeline of the effect the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis is having on the global drinks industry:...

Diageo drops 2020 guidance as China posts "very slow return"

Diageo has joined the ranks of drinks companies that have abandoned their full-year guidance, with the coronavirus pandemic already having a...

Hard seltzer can thrive in COVID-19 lockdown - analyst

Hard seltzer can weather the coronavirus storm in the US as the category's core consumers remain insulated from the worst of an expected eco...

Jones Soda CEO Jennifer Cue stands down

The head of Jones Soda has stepped down with immediate effect after eight years in the position....

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Asahi unveils Instagram Live Peroni Nastro Azzuro campaign as coronavirus brings marketing rethink 9 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

Asahi has launched a home-occasion campaign for the Peroni Nastro Azzurro beer brand as the company reassesses its marketing in response to the coronavirus and considers new ways to connect with consumers.


Lalique Group releases bow-tied Glenturret 15-year-old Scotch 9 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

Lalique Group has launched a limited-edition Glenturret Scotch whisky dressed in a tuxedo-style tie.


Diageo drops 2020 guidance as China posts "very slow return" 9 Apr 2020

Olly Wehring

Diageo has joined the ranks of drinks companies that have abandoned their full-year guidance, with the coronavirus pandemic already having a "significant impact" on its performance.


If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 9 Apr 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.


Chappellet Vineyard recruits internally for sales chief 9 Apr 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Chappellet Vineyard has promoted its national sales manager to director of sales.


Bangkok announces alcohol sales ban 9 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

Thailand's capital city, Bangkok, has become the latest region in the country to ban alcohol sales, according to reports.


Hard seltzer can thrive in COVID-19 lockdown - analyst 9 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

Hard seltzer can weather the coronavirus storm in the US as the category's core consumers remain insulated from the worst of an expected economic downturn, an analyst has forecast.


Ghost Tequila helps out on-premise with online 'challenge' - Tequila in the US data 9 Apr 2020

Rafaela Sousa

The US-headquartered Tequila producer Ghost Tequila has recently lined up the ‘Ghost Cocktail Challenge’.


How has AG Barr performed in fiscal-2020? - results data 9 Apr 2020

Olly Wehring

The record-breaking summer in the UK two years ago has contributed to a fall in sales for AG Barr in its most recent fiscal year.


PepsiCo partner discovers enzyme that eats plastic in hours 8 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

A biowaste company linked to PepsiCo and Suntory has developed an enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles for recycling in less than half a day.


Treasury Wine Estates' Penfolds demerger - Seriously, what is the point? - comment 8 Apr 2020

Olly Wehring

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


Former Treasury Wine Estates executive to head up Diageo in Australia 8 Apr 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Diageo has appointed a former senior executive at Treasury Wines Estates as the new MD of its operations in Australia.


Alcohol and cardiovascular heart disease - The impossibility of standardising confounders - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 238 8 Apr 2020

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.


Constellation Brands upbeat on US beer supplies despite Mexico brewing ban 8 Apr 2020

Olly Wehring

Constellation Brands has taken unspecified steps to avoid an "irreversible impact" to its brewing operations in Mexico.


Jones Soda CEO Jennifer Cue stands down 8 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

The head of Jones Soda has stepped down with immediate effect after eight years in the position.


Larkfire releases multi-pack for Wild Water 8 Apr 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Larkfire has launched a multi-pack for its Wild Water, a canned still water designed for adding to whisky.


South African wine exports get green light after coronavirus ban relaxed 8 Apr 2020

Olly Wehring

Wine producers in South Africa have received a further concession from the country's Government, with wine exports being reinstated.


Heineken makes "no layoffs" guarantee as coronavirus impacts demand 8 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

Heineken has pledged to retain all of its employees until at least the end of this year despite an expected economic hit from the coronavirus.


Accolade Wines announces online book club for Hardys 8 Apr 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Accolade Wines has launched an online weekly book club for its Hardys brand in the UK to encourage consumer interaction during the coronavirus lockdown.


Treasury Wine Estates explores Penfolds demerger 8 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

Treasury Wine Estates is considering hiving off its Penfolds wine brand into a standalone company.


"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 2020

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.


Jones Soda turns to e-Sports sponsorship in new "stay-at-home reality" 7 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

Jones Soda is to sponsor an e-sports motor racing tournament as real-life sporting events are cancelled as a result of the coronavirus.


Constellation Brands ups CSR ante with new senior executive post 7 Apr 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Constellation Brands has created the role of chief corporate social responsibility (CSR) officer.


How is the coronavirus hitting the wine industry? - comment 9 Apr 2020

Chris Losh

Every industry is being severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In wine, the sales channels have been battered while production also has battles to fight. Category commentator Chris Losh surveys the wreckage.


UK trade groups urge more state support to safeguard alcohol industry 7 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

UK alcohol trade bodies have called on the Government to ease tax and other financial burdens on businesses impacted by the coronavirus.


Adnams furloughs 500 staff, streamlines production 7 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

UK brewer, distiller and pub owner Adnams has put nine out of every ten of its employees on temporary leave in a move designed to combat the economic impact of the coronavirus.


Foursquare Distillery's Foursquare 12 Year Old - Product Launch 7 Apr 2020

Rafaela Sousa

The Foursquare Distillery has issued a one-off rum for Polish luxury goods supplier Wealth Solutions.


Diageo drops Petrus Boonekamp bitters in Italy 7 Apr 2020

Olly Wehring

Diageo has confirmed to just-drinks the divestment of Italian bitters brand Petrus Boonekamp.


"This will sort out the sheep from the lambs" - Cramele Recas founder Philip Cox - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL 7 Apr 2020

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.


Grain & Barrel's Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey - Product Launch 7 Apr 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Grain & Barrel Spirits (G&B) has launched its new rye whiskey range. 


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