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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

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.

Alexandrion Group completes Halewood Romanian wine operations purchase 25 Jun 2018

Lucy Britner

Romania-based Alexandrion Group has completed the acquisition of Halewood Wines & Spirits' Romanian wine operations.

Remy Cointreau hands Baltic distribution to Estonia's Liviko 6 Jun 2018

Andy Morton

Rémy Cointreau has appointed a new distributor for the Baltic states

Brewing constraints fail to hold back Budejovicky Budvar in 2017 - results 31 May 2018

Richard Woodard

Budejovicky Budvar's lager sales and overall beer volumes both hit record levels in 2017, despite the Czech brewer being unable to meet demand because of a fall in production.

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