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Constellation cuts losses on Ballast Point folly

Ballast Point has fallen victim to the new broom of Constellation CEO Bill Newlands, who since his appointment in March has shown a determin...

US Champagne tariffs threaten critical blow

These are trying times for Champagne exporters. Three months after dodging a tariff bullet through their exclusion from a list of retaliator...

FDA must lead CBD out of legal shadows - Comment

In declining to define CBD as a Generally Recognised as Safe (GRAS) ingredient this week, and sending warning letters to 15 companies sellin...

Why US craft beer is still holding its value - Com

just-drinks' beer commentator has had another craft acquisition to digest this month. Stephen Beaumont takes a closer look at Anheuser-Busch...

Latest Interviews

"The Trump administration has been bold in addressing long-standing trade barriers" - just-drinks speaks to Distilled Spirits Council CEO Chris Swonger - Part I 16 Jan 2020

Olly Wehring

Spirits producers in the US had plenty to worry about last year, and 2020 shows little sign of respite. Late last week, just-drinks spoke to Chris Swonger, the CEO of trade association the Distilled Spirits Council of the US. In this, the first in an exclusive, two-part interview, Swonger, who assumed the role in late-2018, leads us through the twists and turns of tariffs and trade talks in recent months.


"It's still really hard for black and brown entrepreneurs to raise capital in CBD" - Tanisha Robinson, CEO of CBD beverage company W*nder 6 Nov 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Earlier this year, Tanisha Robinson quit her role as chief disruption officer at Scottish craft brewer BrewDog to create her own CBD-infused drinks brand. W*nder (pronounced 'wonder') is a CSD that contains vitamins and CBD to provide energy, focus and a "better life balance". Robinson credits herself as a black female CEO that has tapped into an industry that other ethnic minorities may never gain access to. This week, just-drinks spoke to Robinson to learn how her previous employment experiences have influenced her start-up and what the future holds for her CBD drinks brand ahead of next year's launch.

Latest News

"Great anxiety" for US distillers as tariff rows rumble on - FREE TO READ 17 Jan 2020

Richard Woodard

The Trump administration's "bold" approach to international trade could help resolve the tariff dispute impacting spirits producers on both sides of the Atlantic, according to the CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council.


Stoli Group creates chief commercial officer post for Canada, US 17 Jan 2020

Richard Woodard

Stoli Group has appointed former Jackson Family Wines and Regal Wine Co executive Jonathan Hollister to fill the newly-created role of chief commercial officer.


The Coca-Cola Co unveils creatine-based Powerade Ultra 17 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is to launch a variant of Powerade containing creatine as the company ramps up its sports drink portfolio.


Latitude Beverage's Wheel Horse rye whiskey - Product Launch 17 Jan 2020

Olly Wehring

Latitude Beverage is readying the release of the first batch of a rye whiskey produced in Kentucky.


"No swift action" on US CBD regulation after FDA comments, warns analyst 16 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

CBD beverage producers in the US may have to wait for clarity on regulation as authorities look set to miss a February deadline, an analyst has said.


PepsiCo unveils Mtn Dew Amp Game Fuel Zero as non-sugar portfolio grows 16 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

PepsiCo has further expanded the zero-calorie roster of its Mtn Dew brand with the launch of a no-sugar Game Fuel.



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