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Will the World Cup give Carlsberg a boost?

Russia has proven once again to be a thorn in Carlsberg's side, but there could be good news around the corner for the group as the country...

A bleaker beer year ahead in Russia - Analysis

That Russia's beer market has turned from a roaring bear into a whimpering bunny is not news any more. The country's economic downturn, coup...

Can Romania step up to the world wine stage?

The Romanian wine industry is at the start of its own revolution. Families who previously struggled to get their properties back following C...

Comment - Heineken's move for Pivovarna Lasko

Nine months after Pivovarna Lasko hung out the 'for sale' sign, Heineken has emerged as the Slovenian firm's favoured suitor – or should tha...

Latest Interviews

"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.


The just-drinks Interview - Budejovicky Budvar CEO, Jirí Bocek - Part II 28 Nov 2013

Olly Wehring

In the first part of just-drinks' interview with the head of Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar, Jirí Bocek discussed the company's ownership structure and its position in the Czech beer market. Here, in part two, he tells us about his plans beyond Czech and gives us his view on the never-ending legal tussle with Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Latest News

Coca-Cola Icecek eyes territory expansion - report 16 Nov 2020

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola Icecek is looking to move into new territories and may buy an existing bottler, the company's CEO has said in an interview.


Royal Tokaji’s 2016 Aszú wines - Product Launch 12 Nov 2020

Lucy Britner

Hungarian wine producer Royal Tokaji has released a raft of sweet wines from its 2016 vintage.


Lost Eden Georgian red wine - Product Launch  11 Nov 2020

Lucy Britner

Georgian wine brand Lost Eden has rolled out to the US market, as the founders look to introduce the country's winemaking heritage to US consumers.


Roust hands full Caribbean, Latin America distribution to Monarq 3 Nov 2020

Olly Wehring

Roust Group has restored the Caribbean and Latin American distribution of its alcohol portfolio to a third-party, with Monarq Group building on the pair's relationship over Roust's Zubrówka vodka brand.


Poland offload completes but Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits lines up cash injections to stay afloat 23 Oct 2020

Olly Wehring

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has completed the divestment of its operations in Poland, although the income from the deal will not be enough to help the group overcome its financial issues.


Roust Group prepares China debut for Russian Standard - Vodka in China data 2 Oct 2020

Richard Woodard

Roust Group is launching its flagship Russian Standard vodka brand in China following the signing of a partnership with local business Beijing Soko.



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