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How Germany's rock stars help wine - ProWein 21 Jan 2016

With just seven weeks left until the start of ProWein, just-drinks sat down with lead organiser Michael Degan to ask what makes the wine and spirits show one of the biggest draws on the alcohol calendar. Along the way, Degan reveals why the show is unlikely to get much bigger, discusses the possibility of adding beer to the mix and why German rock bands know their Riesling from their Spatburgunder.

The changing global on-trade - Interview 9 Oct 2015

Bar Convent Berlin wrapped up on Wednesday, with record numbers of visitors and exhibitors to the on-trade show. just-drinks sat down with co-founder Helmut Adam to find out what changes the show's new partnership with Reed Exhibitions has brought and how alcohol companies are raising brand awareness in cocktail bars around the world.

Coca-Cola Co's German Bottling For Sale 19 Mar 2014

The Coca-Cola system was all over the Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference in London this week. As well as The Coca-Cola Co itself, we also had presentations from Coca-Cola HBC, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and Coca-Cola Icecek.

Analysis - Campari and the Aperol "headache" 14 Mar 2014

Campari's full-year results yesterday were a mixed bag. The US and Russia performed well for the wine, spirits and soft drinks maker while Western Europe was disappointing.

Coca-Cola Enterprises Bides Its Time Over Germany 16 Sep 2011

Coca-Cola Enterprises' (CCE) anticipated purchase of The Coca-Cola Co's German operations has become the subject of much speculation amongst industry observers over the last 18 months about both the opportunities from and the sticking points behind a potential deal.

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Henkell acquires Mangaroca Batida de Côco 1 Mar 2017

Germany's Henkell & Co has bought coconut liqueur brand Mangaroca Batida de Côco for an undisclosed fee.

Pernod ramps up Our/Vodka Berlin distribution 13 Feb 2017

Pernod Ricard's local vodka project in Berlin is set to receive a distribution boost, in order to help the brand reach the wider German market.

Rhodius Mineralquellen puts water back in the can 17 Oct 2016

German drinks maker Rhodius Mineralquellen has reintroduced its mineral water in a can in a further sign that the format is becoming more popular in the water category.

Distell’s Tobermory 18-year-old, 20-year-old - NPD 13 Jul 2016

Distell has followed last month’s release of a 42-year-old iteration of Tobermory single malt with two younger expressions, as part of a competition to win a bottle of the older Scotch whisky.

Bitburger teams with Ball Corp for Euro 2016 cans 17 May 2016

Bitburger Brewery Group has lined up the domestic launch of four different cans for its namesake beer brand, to coincide with next month's Euro 2016 football tournament.

Refresco Gerber makes PepsiCo Germany purchase 24 Feb 2016

Refresco Gerber has lined up the purchase of a PepsiCo-owned bottling plant in Germany.

Pernod takes majority stake in Monkey 47 29 Jan 2016

Pernod Ricard has agreed to take majority control of German dry-gin brand Monkey 47, from owners Black Forest Distillers.

Stone Brewing debuts Berlin-brewed beers 7 Dec 2015

US craft brewer Stone Brewing will release its first Berlin-brewed beers today. 

Sponsors call for "independent oversight" at FIFA 2 Dec 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev and The Coca-Cola Co have joined other FIFA sponsors in penning an open letter to the association, calling for "independent oversight" of its reforms. 

Diageo unveils Scotch-based trial products 12 Nov 2015

Diageo has lined up a raft of new Scotch whisky-based spirits products through an innovation-led try-out concept called 'Whiskey Union', initially in Austria and Germany.

Latest blogs

Bar Convent Berlin - Day two: Startups and fishy gin 7 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Berlin this week for Bar Convent Berlin. Here's the second and final part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of Europe's most important dates in the alcohol industry's calendar.

Bar Convent Berlin - Day one: A bigger beginning 6 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Berlin this week for Bar Convent Berlin. Here's the first part of Andy Morton's daily blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of Europe's most important dates in the alcohol industry's calendar.

No small beer for world-record breaking German waiter 12 Sep 2014

How many beer mugs can one man carry?