The most popular items among just-drinks subscribers this week

The most popular items among just-drinks' subscribers this week

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

10. FRANCE: Growth slows in H1 wine, spirits export sales - figures

Wine and spirits exports out of France in the first half of this year rose slightly in value terms but reported a slide in volumes, according to figures released this week.

9. Comment - Mixed Feelings on Triple-Region Wine Show

People always enjoy a good moan about trade events. And so it proved at The Beautiful South today (12 September).

8. UK: Cider makers renew call for end to duty escalator

The UK cider industry has made a fresh call for the government to scrap its duty escalator that it claims could hamper buoyant growth.

7. CHINA: Reh Kendermann warns of anti-gifting sales drop

German winery Reh Kendermann is bracing for a 20% drop in sales to China for its Black Tower brand because of anti-gifting measures in the country, the company's MD has told just-drinks. 

6. Analysis - Relief for brewers as malted barley prices set to drop

European malted barley prices could drop by 14% this year despite predictions of a poor quality harvest in Russia, an analyst has said.

5. Analysis - AmBev will hope for permanent World Cup boost

AmBev is likely to use next year's FIFA World Cup football tournament in Brazil to get consumers to “reappraise” its Brahma and Budweiser brands, an analyst has suggested.

4. Analysis - US spirits to march on as beer volumes drop

US spirits are set to steal volumes from a struggling beer category this year, an analyst has predicted. 

3. The just-drinks Interview - Anna Malmhake, Irish Distillers' CEO - Part II

Last week, just-drinks caught up with Irish Distillers' CEO Anna Malmhake. Part one of the interview ran on Tuesday. Here, in the second and concluding part, Malmhake discusses Irish whiskey's image, Pernod's competitors in the category and the threat of alcohol legislation in Ireland.

2. Comment - Suntory Food & Beverage starts to flex financial muscles

Suntory Food & Beverage didn't exactly swipe Ribena and Lucozade from under the noses of the UK soft drinks industry.

1. The just-drinks Interview - Anna Malmhake, Irish Distillers' CEO - Part I

Last week, Irish Distillers held an event to showcase its EUR100m (US$132m) investment in its Midleton Distillery, near Cork. What hopes does the Pernod Ricard subsidiary have for Irish whiskey? Can it build on the category's renaissance and break out of its niche? just-drinks' deputy editor James Wilmore talks to the CEO of Irish Distillers, Anna Malmhake.

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