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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...

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"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.

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Budejovicky Budvar overhauls Budvar Reserve 1 Mar 2021

Andy Morton

Budejovicky Budvar has revamped the 7.5%-abv Budvar Reserve, as the Czech brewer continues a packaging overhaul of its range.


The Coca-Cola Co hands Hungary trial to AdeZ paper bottle - video 19 Feb 2021

Andy Morton

An inter-industry battle to develop a paper beverage bottle has taken a major turn with the commencement of a consumer test-run by The Coca-Cola Co in Hungary.


Budejovicky Budvar manages sales lift in turbulent 2020 - results 2 Feb 2021

Andy Morton

Budejovicky Budvar posted a 1% sales rise last year as the coronavirus weakened demand for the brewer's namesake brand in the on-premise channel.


Remy Cointreau, Roust Group extend Eastern Europe bunk-up - Cognac in Russia data 22 Dec 2020

Olly Wehring

Rémy Cointreau has extended its distribution arrangement with Russian Standard vodka owner Roust Group for Hungary, Poland and Russia.


Roust Group's Siberian Troika vodka - Product Launch - Vodka in Russia data 16 Dec 2020

Olly Wehring

Russian Standard vodka brand owner Roust Group has added a new mark to its spirits portfolio.


Brown-Forman replaces Coca-Cola HBC with Liviko in Estonia and Latvia 9 Dec 2020

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman has dropped Coca-Cola HBC as its distributor in Estonia and Latvia.



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