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Is Brown-Forman at the end of the SoCo road?

Much as Brown-Forman would not be drawn on reports last week that its Southern Comfort whiskey liqueur has been put up for sale, the brand's...

Constellation Brands H1 results - Preview

Constellation Brands will announce its half-year and second-quarter results on Wednesday (7 October)....

Is South African wine about to crack the US?

Last week, an email dropped into the inbox of Hannes Spangenberg, brand manager for South African winery Excelsior. It was from his US impor...

Is Heineken right to jump in bed with Lagunitas? -

Heineken has roared out of the craft beer blocks with news yesterday it was taking a 50% stake in Lagunitas Brewing Co....

Latest Interviews

What next for Lucas Bols? - CEO Interview 21 Sep 2015

Andy Morton

Lucas Bols has seen a lot of changes recently. Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to CEO Huub van Doorne about the company's IPO earlier this year, as well as the increasingly-crowded US spirits market and how best to target China's new cocktail culture.

Why did Mast-Jägermeister buy Sidney Frank? 10 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Last week, Mast-Jägermeister, the German owner of the Jägermeister herbal liqueur, took control of its US distributor Sidney Frank Importing Co. Part of Mast-Jägermeister's new strategy to control distribution in its core markets, the acquisition was otherwise noteworthy because of the important role Sidney Frank has played in Jägermeister's global rise.With Jägermeister sales in the US under pressure, Mast-Jägermeister is looking to move away from its famous brand's reputation as a party shot and embrace the new craft spirits culture. But, as Mast-Jägermeister executive board member Michael Volke told just-drinks from New York last week, not completely away.

Latest News

Constellation Brands rolls out apple cider whisky 8 Oct 2015

Lucy Britner

Constellation Brands is rolling out an apple cider whisky designed to capitalise on three trends. 

NPD - Diageo's Studebaker Old Fashioned, Manhattan 8 Oct 2015

Olly Wehring

Diageo has released a new range of ready-to-serve pre-mix cocktails in the US.

NPD - Beam Suntory's Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015 8 Oct 2015

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory has launched an anniversary edition of its Laphroaig Cairdeas Scotch whiskey as the brand celebrates its 200th year.

NPD - Constellation's Tocayo Hominy White Ale 8 Oct 2015

Lucy Britner

Constellation Brands has launched a Belgian-style wheat beer inspired by the culture and flavours of Mexico. 

Constellation H1 kicks on with Q2 sales lift 7 Oct 2015

Olly Wehring

Constellation Brands has seen its sales in the second quarter accelerate, leading to a top-line increase in the half-year.

Younger consumers willing to spend more on wine 7 Oct 2015

Lucy Britner

Younger, affluent Canadians are more involved in consuming wine and are willing to spend more on the average bottle, according to a report from Wine Intelligence.

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