Latest Insights

China Cognac rebounds, but will it last? 22 Jan 2016

Has it happened? Has China's Cognac market finally bottomed out?


Remy's YTD performance by brand - Focus 21 Jan 2016

In a trading update today, Remy Cointreau posted an 8% lift in reported sales for the nine months to the end of December. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance by brand in the year-to-date.


A game of two halves for Remy Cointreau - Analysis 27 Nov 2015

Whether you're a brewer, a distiller or a winemaker, the watchword for results announcements this season is: strategic plan. 


Remy Cointreau's Q2 and H1 - preview 24 Nov 2015

Remy Cointreau will issue its full first-half results on Thursday (23 July). Last month, in a trading update, the group reported a near-6% fall in organic sales in the six months to the end of September, with the second quarter performing better than the first.


Pernod doesn't need China for Q1 growth - analysis 23 Oct 2015

It has been more than a year since Cognac makers such as Pernod Ricard stopped estimating how long it will be before their China markets turn around. The downturn has lasted far longer than these companies expected, and yesterday Pernod's CFO Gilles Bogaert risked little when he predicted that this fiscal year in the country is likely to be similar to the previous one.

Latest News

Hennessy lines up new master distiller 14 Aug 2017

Moet Hennessy has announced a change of master distiller at it Hennessy Cognac division.


Raphael Michel silent amid fraud reports 2 Aug 2017

French bulk wine producer Raphaël Michel has declined to comment after reports its general manager has been arrested over wine fraud.


Maison Louis Jadot acquires Domaine Prieur-Brunet  21 Jul 2017

Burgundy wine firm Maison Louis Jadot has purchased an additional estate in the French region. 


Laurent-Perrier details board switch 18 Jul 2017

Laurent-Perrier has appointed a former Danone and LVMH executive to its supervisory board.


Vignoble de la Voie d’Heracles invests US$17m  5 Jul 2017

France's leading organic wine producer, the Vignoble de la Voie d’Héraclès (VVH), is investing about EUR15m (US$17m) in the construction of a new winery.


Bacardi lines up Grey Goose Travel Retail campaign 28 Jun 2017

Bacardi's Global Travel Retail unit has launched a summer campaign for its Grey Goose vodka brand at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport. 


MBWS to handle Duval-Leroy Champagne in France 27 Jun 2017

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits is to distribute Champagne brand Duval-Leroy in the French modern trade. 


Eckes-Granini to up production in France 23 Jun 2017

German juice producer Eckes-Granini has invested EUR20m (US$22.3m) in a new production line at its facility in neighbouring France.


Castel's Grain d'Envie alcohol-free varietal wines 20 Jun 2017

Castel has launched two alcohol-free wines via its Societe des Vins de France business unit. 


Vinexpo Bordeaux 2017 - just-drinks diary -16 June 16 Jun 2017

Coming up at this year's Vinexpo wine trade exhibition in Bordeaux:

Latest blogs

Tax Free World Association - Day three: Beam Suntory's big boat and Patron's virtual home 22 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week at the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.


Tax Free World Association - Day two: Diageo defends Haig Club as Pernod Ricard backs Jameson 21 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.


Tax Free World Association - Day one: Cruise ships and Rudy Giuliani 21 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Exhibition. Here's the first part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.