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Craft spirits shake-out will be just the beginning

As just-drinks white spirits commentator, Richard Woodard, noted earlier this month, we are experiencing a latter-day Gin Craze. But, here i...

How Treasury is rewriting the rule book - Comment

For years, they said it couldn't be done. In wine, the theory goes, if you're playing a volume game then you can't all of a sudden make the...

Coca-Cola India suspends bottling operations

Coca-Cola India has confirmed a temporary halt in production at its plant just outside Delhi, having been in communication with pollution co...

Drinkable yogurt - The next drinks opportunity

Drinkable yogurt has always been the poor stepchild of cup yogurt. Makers of yogurt have generally chosen to spend their time and resources...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Hine Cognac int'l sales director 19 Jul 2016

Lucy Britner

Best known as a vintage Cognac specialist, privately-owned Hine last month released Bonneuil 2006, an expression that does not carry one of the category's traditional VS, VSOP or XO descriptors. As China - the most important market for Cognac in recent years - moves away from the XO-and-above Cognac segment, and the idea of 'craft' drives interest in the category's smaller houses, Hine's new international sales director, Per Even Allaire, tells just-drinks how the company plans to make the most of the new world order.


Interview II, Stewart Hainsworth, CEO, Halewood 14 Jul 2016

Lucy Britner

Having set out his strategy for Halewood Wine & Spirits and its international units in the first of this two-part interview with just-drinks, CEO Stewart Hainsworth today discusses getting the group's brands in order ahead of laying out plans for acquisitions and launches.

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Interview- Veltins export manager Udo Bruns 24 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

Last month, just-drinks deputy editor Lucy Britner visited Brauerei C&A Veltins in Meschede-Grevenstein, Germany. The family-owned company used the visit to announce marketing activity to mark 500 years of Germany's purity law, the Reinheitsgebot. While there, Lucy sat down with export manager Udo Bruns and UK agent Steve Holt to discuss the role the law plays in today's 'craft culture', the rise of no- and low-alcohol offerings in Germany and why Veltins is only brewed in one place.


South Africa wine value growth outpaces volumes 24 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

South African packaged wine exports are surging in value despite volumes declines, suggesting that consumers are spending more on premium lines, new figures show.


Roust puts bison in frame for Zubrówka overhaul 24 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

The Roust Group has unveiled new packaging for its Zubrówka vodka brand that uses a 3D window effect to improve shelf standout.


COFCO's China Foods mulls Coca-Cola bottling sale 23 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

COFCO subsidiary China Foods is considering the sale of stakes in ten Coca-Cola bottlers in the country, as the Coca-Cola Co's bottler refranchising scheme gains momentum. 


SAB shareholders granted AB InBev vote split 23 Aug 2016

Olly Wehring

SABMiller’s shareholders will be split into two camps to vote next month on Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposed takeover.


Proof Drinks rolls out Estancia Raicilla to UK 23 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

UK spirits importer Proof Drinks has teamed up with retailer Amathus Drinks to launch Mexican spirit Estancia Raicilla in the country,

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