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Will the latest attack on the big brewers stick?

Rarely a week goes by without the multinational brewers being given a hard time by someone or other. However, the latest flare-up, in the UK...

Responsible drinking issues around the world

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at...

Why is Pernod still in the wine category?

It's a question that has been asked a thousand times. But, Chris Losh is nothing if not persistent, especially at a time when other multi-ca...

Is FEMSA trying to bloody Heineken's nose?

On the surface, it looks pretty clear-cut. Give it a scratch, though, and there could be a little more to FEMSA’s Heineken stake sale than f...

Latest Interviews

"I can see us getting Smirnoff into growth in the US next year" - Interview - Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes 27 Jul 2017

Lucy Britner

Following today's full-year 2017 results, just-drinks spoke to Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes about regional challenges, product innovation and acquisition strategy.

"Our major task, however simple it sounds, is to reach every consumer personally" - Interview, Global Spirits owner Eugen Chernyak 27 Jun 2017

Lucy Britner

Last month, just-drinks was a guest of Ukrainian drinks group Global Spirits. The tour took in the company’s Cognac distillery, Shustov, in Odessa as well as the Khortytsa vodka facility in Zaporizhia. just-drinks sat down with Global Spirits’ founder & owner, Eugen Chernyak, to talk about his firm’s US ambitions, the ongoing battle to preserve Ukrainian 'Cognac' and the importance of quality.

Latest News

Young consumers driving casual wine consumption in Japan - research 22 Sep 2017

Lucy Britner

Japan's younger consumers are turning more to casual settings to drink wine, according to new research.

Asahi ready to spend "billions of dollars" more on M&A - report 21 Sep 2017

Andy Morton

Japanese brewer Asahi has reportedly said it is ready to follow its recent burst of acquisition activity with "billions of dollars" more in spending.

The Coca-Cola Co signs FIFA 2018 character as Coke Zero ambassador - video 21 Sep 2017

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has taken sport star endorsements in a new direction after signing up its first virtual athlete.

Patron Tequila dives into augmented reality with iOS 11 app 21 Sep 2017

Andy Morton

Patrón Tequila has launched an augmented reality app as it seeks to utilise the capabilities of next-generation smart phones.

William Grant & Sons' Glenfiddich Winter Storm - Product Launch 21 Sep 2017

Olly Wehring

William Grant & Sons has released details of a limited edition release of Glenfiddich that has been finished in icewine casks.

India highway ban, Chinese New Year timing to impact Diageo's H1 2018 - trading update 20 Sep 2017

Lucy Britner

Diageo has said it expects the ban of alcohol sales next to highways in India, as well as a later Chinese New Year, to impact its growth in the first half of fiscal-2018.

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