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"We are already producing Champagne in a climate that's different from our fathers'" - just-drinks speaks to the Comite Champagne 9 Oct 2019

The Champagne industry prides itself on being at the forefront of the climate change battle, producing in 2001 wine's first report on the effects a warming planet will have on growing and production. This week, Champagne's overseer, the Comité Champagne (CIVC), released its latest sustainability report, revealing that climate change is no longer a prospect on the horizon but is already having an effect on how Champagne is made. Earlier this week, just-drinks sat down with CIVC director of communications Thibaut Le Mailloux to talk about the threat of climate change and what needs to be done to protect Champagne.

Global Travel Retail - The state of the union - TFWA 2019 Preview 26 Sep 2019

This year's TFWA World Exhibition & Conference kicks off on Sunday. Ahead of the six-day Global Travel Retail event, channel commentator Joe Bates looks at the latest data, which underlines the resilience of the wider alcohol category in this most diverse of retail channels. Challenges, however, still remain.

Vallat appointment means it is business as usual for Remy Cointreau - just-drinks thinks 12 Sep 2019

What does yesterday's announcement of Eric Vallat as Remy Cointreau's next CEO tell us about the company's plans?

What does the future hold for Champagne? - Research in focus 15 Jul 2019

Champagne will look to overcome short-term challenges in some of its mature markets as the category continues to pursue a value-driven strategy in a growing number of emerging non-European markets around the world.

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.

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Refresco poised to buy French juice plants from Britvic 12 Nov 2019

Refresco looks set to continue a European buying spree with a prospective deal to acquire Britvic's three juice manufacturing facilities in France.

Coca-Cola European Partners takes 25% stake in direct-delivery service 25 Oct 2019

Coca-Cola European Partners' venture capital unit has invested in Kol, an on-demand delivery service that aims to get beverages to consumers' doors in 30 minutes.

Remy Cointreau launches global campaign for Remy Martin - video 23 Oct 2019

Remy Cointreau has unveiled a worldwide consumer-facing activation for its Remy Martin Cognac brand.

How did Remy Cointreau perform in H1 2020? - results data 18 Oct 2019

Remy Cointreau has reported a low single-digit lift from the Remy Martin Cognac stable in the first half of its current fiscal year, as the group's 'Partner Brands' exit strategy pulled the top-line down.

How did Pernod Ricard perform in Q1 fiscal-2020? - results data - just-drinks comments 17 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard has reported a slight lift in its latest three-month sales, with Asia struggling against a tough comparison.

Champagne Taittinger appoints Vitalie Taittinger as next president 16 Oct 2019

Champagne Taittinger has said that Vitalie Taittinger will take over as president of the company from her father, Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger.

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits poised for more losses in 2019 15 Oct 2019

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has warned of a sizeable loss in its results for the current calendar year.

How did Moet Hennessy perform in YTD 2019? - results data 10 Oct 2019

Moet Hennessy has seen the third quarter of this year generate an 8% lift in wine and spirits sales, a return to the high-single-digit level posted in the first three months of 2019.

Comite Champagne mulls AOC change to ban herbicides - FREE TO READ 9 Oct 2019

The trade body for Champagne is considering banning chemical herbicides under the category's strictly-enforced appellation rules.

Pernod Ricard to cut 190 jobs in France business consolidation 2 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard will look to restart growth in its struggling home market through a merger of its two business units in the country, and by cutting almost 200 jobs.