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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

Liviko launches 60% abv Travel Safe vodka/disinfectant for GTR 10 Jul 2020

Olly Wehring

Liviko has created a vodka for the Global Travel Retail channel that can double as a disinfectant.


Venue's hospital conversion prompts Beviale Moscow cancellation 29 Jun 2020

Olly Wehring

The organisers of this year's Beviale Moscow trade show have called off the event as its venue in the city is being used as a hospital.


Amber Beverage Group's Riga Black Balsam XO - Product Launch 11 May 2020

Andy Morton

Amber Beverage Group has launched an extension of its Riga Black Balsam that blends the herbal bitters brand with eight-year-old French brandy.


Marussia Beverages eyes Mamont vodka boost with Siberian distillery purchase 29 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

Spirits producer and distributor Marussia Beverages has bought a majority stake in a Siberian distillery as part of plans to ramp up capacity for its Mamont vodka brand.


Coronavirus claims latest trade show victim, Beviale Moscow rescheduled 11 Mar 2020

Olly Wehring

The Russian leg of the global Beviale string of trade shows is the latest to be postponed, with coronavirus and COVID-19 forcing the organisers' hand.


Roust's Zubrowka Rosé flavoured vodka - Product Launch 11 Mar 2020

Olly Wehring

Roust has added a fruit-infused extension to its Zubrówka Polish vodka portfolio.



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