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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

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.


Amber Beverage Group recruits another ex-Pernod Ricard executive for Moskovskaya 5 Feb 2020

Olly Wehring

Amber Beverage Group has confirmed a change of leadership for its Moskovskaya vodka brand.


Asahi, Anheuser Busch-InBev make sustainability stand with wind farm deals 11 Nov 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Two of the world's biggest brewers have signed regional agreements to power their breweries with electricity from wind farms.


How has Coca-Cola Icecek performed in YTD 2019? - results data 5 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

Coca-Cola Icecek has seen the third quarter of this year deliver a low-double-digit sales rise, as price rises in the group's home market offset its more troublesome international markets.


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.



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