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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.

Latest News

Diageo follows Pernod Ricard with Cuban rum joint-venture 12 Aug 2019

Andy Morton

Diageo's European arm has formed a distribution joint-venture with Cuba's Government, mirroring a similar agreement for rival Pernod Ricard on the Caribbean island.


Brazil bribery allegations "false and incoherent" - Ambev 9 Aug 2019

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Latin American arm, AmBev, has attacked reported allegations by a former Brazilian finance minister that it paid money to two national presidents to halt beverage taxes.


Licorera Cihuatan's Cihuatan Nikte El Salvadorean rum - Product Launch 4 Jul 2019

Olly Wehring

El Salvador-based craft distiller Cihuatán has added a limited edition expression to its namesake rum brand's portfolio.


Arca Continental’s Isolite functional soft drink - Product Launch 26 Jun 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Latin America’s second-largest Coca-Cola bottler, Arca Continental has rolled out its Isolite functional soft drink brand.


How did Concha y Toro perform in Q1 2019? - results data 4 Jun 2019

Olly Wehring

Concha y Toro has started 2019 well, with first-quarter sales increasing at a similar rate to that posted from the same period last year.


Beam Suntory drops Bacardi, brings Brazilian distribution operations in-house 28 May 2019

Olly Wehring

Beam Suntory has called time on its distribution arrangement with Bacardi in Brazil.



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