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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

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.


The just-drinks Interview - Budejovicky Budvar CEO, Jirí Bocek - Part I 26 Nov 2013

Olly Wehring

Last month, I travelled to Czech to take in a tour of Budejovicky Budvar's brewery in the south of the country. While there, I was granted an audience with group director Jirí Bocek. During our time together, we discussed the firm's ownership structure, its plans for future expansion, and that legal row.

Latest News

Amber Beverage Group's Cross Keys Gin Black Currant - Product Launch 9 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Amber Beverage Group has added a blackcurrant variant to its Cross Keys Baltic gin portfolio.


Alcohol consumption plunges in Russia - WHO study 1 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

Alcohol consumption in Russia has fallen by more than 40% in the 13 years to 2016, a report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.


Roust Corp promotes internally for next Americas CEO 5 Sep 2019

Olly Wehring

Roust Corp has appointed a former Treasury Wine Estates executive to head up its operations in the Americas.


Molson Coors takes control of Czech brewer Pardubicky 18 Jul 2019

Andy Morton

Molson Coors has acquired a majority stake in Czech brewer Pardubicky as the US-based company expands its Central European portfolio.


Premiumisation keeps Czech sales bubbling for Budejovicky Budvar in 2018 5 Jul 2019

Olly Wehring

Budejovicky Budvar has posted a near-7% lift in sales from the 12 months of 2018.


Roust Group promotes internally in Russia as group vodka volumes climb - Russia vodka data 19 Jun 2019

Olly Wehring

Roust Group has confirmed a switch of CEO for its home market of Russia, with former Heineken executive Alexey Gulevich moving up to assume the role.



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