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How Germany's rock stars help the wine industry - Interview, ProWein head Michael Degan 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 face of the global on-trade - Interview, co-founder of Bar Convent Berlin, Helmut Adam 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.


Comment - Coca-Cola Co's German Bottling For Sale: So What? 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.


Comment - Coca-Cola Enterprises Bides Its Time Over Germany Buy 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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Grands Chais de France ups German wine presence with Binderer St Ursula purchase 20 Oct 2017

Les Grands Chais de France has lined up the acquisition of German wine producer Binderer St Ursula.


Pernod Ricard launches Altos Tequila in Germany 11 Oct 2017

Pernod Ricard has lined up the release of its Altos Tequila brand in the German market. 


Drinktec 2017 breaks attendance records as overseas visitors increase 18 Sep 2017

Beverage industry trade exhibition Drinktec has hailed a record number of visitors at last week's show.


Anheuser-Busch InBev poised to offload Diebels and Hasseröder in Germany 21 Jun 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed it is in discussions over German beer brands Diebels and Hasseröder, amid reports the two are up for sale.


Warsteiner, Mahou San Miguel add German distribution to partnership 11 May 2017

The Warsteiner Brewery and Mahou San Miguel have strengthened their partnership, with the German brewer taking over distribution of the San Miguel brand in its home country.


Henkell & Co acquires Mangaroca Batida de Côco liqueur from Sassoli de Bianchi 1 Mar 2017

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


Pernod Ricard 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 mineral 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 Bourbon cask, 20-year-old Sherry cask - Product Launch 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.

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?