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The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up

24 Feb 2014 15:48

On just-drinks last week:

Finally, the wine world will be gearing up for ProWein, which takes place in Dusseldorf next month. In the run-up to the show, we shall be running a daily diary piece, previewing who's doing what at the exhibition. To be included in our pre-show coverage, please send all information tonews@just-drinks.com.

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Introducing the wider world to 'share of throat'

24 Feb 2014 12:31

When The Coca-Cola Co reported sliding sales and profits for 2013 last week, the media here in the UK wanted to speak to someone in the know about the performance.

So, they came to me.

Head to around 42:45 to hear me being interviewed on BBC Radio Five Live on Wednesday, and marvel at their reaction to the phrase "share of throat".

That'll learn 'em.

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Defining 'cost' - The duty + VAT calculator

21 Feb 2014 16:22

From early April, the Government in the UK is implementing a ban on the sale of alcohol below cost.

If, like many, you're confused about what exactly this floor will equate to, then worry no more. Hats off to Tim Wilson, who runs the Wilson Drinks Report, for coming to the rescue.

Click here to use Tim's free, online duty + VAT calculator.

The application will give you the 'floor price' for the specific combination of drink and pack size.

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just-drinks Confidence Survey 2014 - Over to you

10 Feb 2014 14:49

It's that time of year again.

The just-drinks confidence survey returns for its annual outing. We're keen to hear from our readership to help us gauge the mood in our industry for the year ahead.

We'll pull the results together once the survey closes, on Friday 21 February. For those of you that take the time to share your thoughts, we'll send you the full report free of charge.

The survey can be found here. We thank you in advance for your time.

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The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up

10 Feb 2014 13:18

On just-drinks last week:

A quick flag of a new report in the just-drinks research store. Click here for more details on our 'vodka flavours review', which looks at the rise of the flavoured vodka sub-category, and considers what the future holds for this until-recently booming segment.

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The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up

03 Feb 2014 14:01

On just-drinks last week:

Finally, we invite you, dear just-drinks subscriber, to peruse this month’s management briefing, which sees Euromonitor consider what 2014 has in store for the global drinks industry. And, if you’re not yet a subscriber to just-drinks, head over here to rectify that, post-haste.

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Super Bowl XLVIII, AKA Budweiser Crying Bowl

29 Jan 2014 15:02

Be warned, if you're going to watch the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos in this Sunday's Super Bowl, Anheuser-Busch InBev is gunning for you. Get the tissues ready: There will be tears.

and if that doesn't floor you...

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The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up

27 Jan 2014 16:04

On just-drinks last week:

Finally, head over here for the first in our two-part exclusive interview with Ian Curle, the head of Edrington. Part two, which also appeared last week, can be found here.

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The wine market in the UK in 2013 - Infographic

20 Jan 2014 12:27

Until recently, the UK had been considered the most important wine market in the world. While the country has lost that crown in the last five years, it is still a major market for wine producers.

Here, courtesy of UK wine merchant Corks Out, is an infographic that looks at the way the country's consumers went about buying their wine in 2013.

Wine Buying Trends

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Anheuser-Busch InBev's Super Bowl surprise

20 Jan 2014 09:49

Last week, we reported on Anheuser-Busch InBev's plans for the ad breaks in next month's Super Bowl in the US.

The brewer has subsequently sent us this six-ad teaser roll.

"Surprise!"

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