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How will Diageo change Cuban rum?

Last year, I spoke to Juan Gonzalez, the head of Cuba's state-owned rum company, Cuba Ron. It was one of the most entertaining afternoons of...

Brazil on its way back, but not in a hurry

Brazil's economic recovery, its slowest in two decades, may be hampered by a fragile job market, high interest rates and the strength of the...

Cuervo 2017 - results data

In late-February, Cuervo released its results for the 12 months of 2017. Sales in the year came in 6.4% up compared to 2016, on flat volumes...

Arca Continental's FY 2016 - Focus

Late last week, Arca Continental reported its full-year results, revealing a strong rise in sales and profits. Here, just-drinks takes a clo...

Latest Interviews

just the Answer - Havana Club International's MD, Jerome Cottin-Bizonne 8 Apr 2015

James Wilmore

Being based in the Cuban capital of Havana has its benefits, such as having a swimming pool in front of your office. But, for Jérôme Cottin-Bizonne, head of Havana Club International, the JV between Pernod Ricard and the Cuban government, there's little time to relax as the rum brand gears up for global growth. Here, the 41 year-old executive sits down with just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore.


just the Answer - Sebastian Aguirre, Concha y Toro Marketing Director for Premium Wines 23 Jan 2015

Olly Wehring

This week, editor Olly Wehring has been travelling through the winelands of Chile with the country's biggest wine producer, Concha y Toro. While there, he met Sebastian Aguirre, the company's marketing director for premium wines, to delve deeper into CyT's biggest brand, Casillero del Diablo.

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Another Cuban rum JV takes shape as AzCuba, The Island Rum Co firm up relationship 12 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

Grupo Azucarero and The Island Rum Co have strengthened their Cuban rum partnership through a worldwide joint-venture.


How has Concha y Toro performed in YTD 2019? - results data 8 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

A 3.1% lift in third-quarter sales has pushed Concha y Toro's year-to-date performance in the right direction, 12 months on from a stagnant YTD top-line.


Avua Cachaca adds Brazil to global presence 5 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

Brazilian cachaça Avuá is poised to launch in its home market, six years after debuting in the US.


Dual distribution in Brazil must continue, Heineken told 1 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

Heineken has failed to consolidate its distribution operations in Brazil, where its Kaiser beer business has been told it must honour an existing tie-up with the Coca-Cola system in the country.


How has Arca Continental performed in YTD 2019? - results data 25 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

A slide in sales in South America has failed to prevent Arca Continental from posting a strong set of results from the third quarter of this year.


How has Cuervo performed in YTD 2019? - results data 24 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Cuervo has seen its sales growth bounce back to a double-digit level in the third quarter, although the group's non-Tequila spirits brand came in flat for the three months



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