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Union des Vignerons des Côtes du Rhône chases global consumer with flavour shift - Focus - ProWein 2019 20 Mar 2019

For an indication of how global wine consumer tastes have changed in the past few years, just look at the new portfolio from Union des Vignerons des Côtes du Rhône.


"Africa is Asia in 15 to 20 years from today" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard 19 Feb 2019

Earlier this month, Pernod Ricard released its results for the second half of 2018. The group posted a 7.8% increase in sales from the six months to the end of December, with the top-line rising by 5.6% in the last quarter. Last week, just-drinks spoke to group CEO Alex Ricard in London, following a presentation to UK media about Pernod's half-year performance.


Where will Pernod Ricard look for growth in 2019-2021? - Focus 15 Feb 2019

Earlier this week, following the release of results for the first half of the current fiscal year, Pernod Ricard came to London to look both backwards and forwards. At the presentation, CEO Alex Ricard discussed the group's priorities for the three years starting in July 2019.


Pernod Ricard plan under fire as investor sharpens pencil again - Analysis 8 Feb 2019

There must have been at least a moment of happiness for Pernod Ricard in the wake of its half-year results this week. Sales were strong, up 8%, and though that was largely down to an early Chinese new year, it was yet a further sign of a healthy international spirits category in the wake of Diageo's encouraging numbers last week. A pause for a pat on the back would not have been amiss.


How to adapt to changing trends in wine - A case-study - Comment 5 Feb 2019

The wine category has long had a reputation for being too slow to react to changing trends, both among consumers and within the industry. Chris Losh highlights a bold move to right these wrongs, from - of all places - France.

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Champagne sales stay steady in 2018 as UK, France demand wilts - figures 18 Mar 2019

Champagne sales remained relatively flat in 2018 as volumes dropped on poor demand in France and the UK, the category's trade association has said.


Likelihood of Pernod Ricard wine assets sale low, despite reports 14 Mar 2019

Pernod Ricard has been linked to the divestment of its full wine portfolio, although just-drinks understand a transaction is unlikely.


Port, Tequila brands up for sale as Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits steadies ship 1 Mar 2019

Ongoing financial manoeuvres at Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits will include the divestment of two drinks brands – Porto Pitters and Tiscaz Tequila.


Domaines Paul Mas acquires Domaine Les Verrières wine estate 25 Feb 2019

French wine company Domaines Paul Mas had added a Languedoc estate to its portfolio.


France's wine, spirits exports rise again in 2018 - figures 14 Feb 2019

Exports of wine and spirits from France hit yet another high last year, according to figures released this week.


How did Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits perform in 2018? - results data 12 Feb 2019

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has brought the curtain down on a torrid 2018 with a 6% decrease in sales for both the fourth quarter and full-year.


Pernod Ricard focuses on three-year plan as Elliott Management takes fresh swipe - industry data 8 Feb 2019

Pernod Ricard has brushed off another attack on its financial governance from activist investor Elliott Management Corp.


How did Pernod Ricard perform in H1 fiscal-2019? - results data 7 Feb 2019

Pernod Ricard has followed Diageo in reporting a high single-digit lift in sales for the first half of its current fiscal-year.


How has Moët Hennessy performed in 2018? - results data 29 Jan 2019

Moet Hennessy has posted a mid-single-digit increase in organic sales for 2018, despite slowing top-line growth in the final quarter.


Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits to post huge losses for 2018 28 Jan 2019

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has warned the company is set to record a sizeable loss for the year to 31 December 2018.