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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

Heineken goes regional in Poland as Grupa Zywiec snaps up Browar Namyslow 13 Nov 2018

Olly Wehring

Heineken has increased the size of its footprint in Poland, with its Grupa Zywiec unit in the country lining up the acquisition of Browar Namyslów.


Yet another CEO bites the dust, John Hudson to depart Anadolu Efes 12 Nov 2018

Olly Wehring

Anadolu Efes is the latest drinks company to prepare for the departure of its CEO, with John Hudson set to leave the Turkey-based brewer.


Amber Beverage Group takes over Permalko distillery from SPI Group 12 Nov 2018

Andy Morton

Amber Beverage Group, part of Stolichnaya owner SPI Group, has bought a majority stake in Russian spirits producer Permalko from its parent company.


Turkey slaps 140% tariff increase on US alcohol - reports 15 Aug 2018

Andy Morton

Turkey has reportedly raised tariffs on US alcohol by 140% as a diplomatic row between the two countries escalates.


The Coca-Cola Co launches new thermochromatic ink cans 10 Jul 2018

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is among the first to use new technology that allows four different thermochromatic inks to colour can designs.


Carlsberg, Brooklyn open Lithuania brewery 4 Jul 2018

Lucy Britner

Carlsberg and Brooklyn Brewery have opened a craft brewing facility in Lithuania.



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