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Why Asia is the latest front in the craft beer battle - Comment 23 Nov 2017

We're off to Asia with beer commentator Stephen Beaumont this month. Vietnam, to be specific, with the country serving as an example of how the continent is becoming the next battleground for beer's higher-end players.


The Irish connection - How C&C Group plans to rescue Magners - Focus 23 Nov 2017

In the world of mass-market cider, geography has become a valuable marketing tool. Of the major brands on sale in the UK, Heineken's Old Mout claims New Zealand heritage, Strongbow English, while both Rekorderlig and Kopperberg play heavily on their Scandinavian roots. Now, C&C Group is looking differentiate itself in the UK's cut-throat cider market by bolstering the Irish credentials of its Magners brand.


"Only dead fish go with the stream" - Interview, Maison Villevert CEO Jean-Sébastien Robicquet 22 Nov 2017

Earlier this week, Cognac-headquartered Maison Villevert unveiled the next chapter in the history of its G'Vine gin brand, with the relaunch of G'Vine's Nouaison expression. Ahead of the event, just-drinks deputy editor Lucy Britner sat down with Maison Villevert CEO Jean-Sébastien Robicquet to talk about why the brand needed to change and what the future holds for Maison Villevert.


Bacardi's possible resurgence, how Q3 panned out and how my drinks stock tips have performed in 2017 - The just-drinks Analyst 21 Nov 2017

Rounding off his first full year with us, just-drinks resident analyst Ian Shackleton prepares for Christmas with a look at recent developments at Bacardi, a review of results from the third quarter and a look at how his stock tips have done this year. He also has a future tip for the top of his own.


The long-running battle to promote moderate drinking goes on - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 208 20 Nov 2017

A recently-released publication from the American Society of Clinical Oncology attempted to describe the relation between alcohol consumption and cancer, including the effects on the risk of developing cancer and effects among subjects currently being treated for cancer. It came to the conclusion that there is a need for the public to be warned about the use of alcohol because of its effects on cancer, and describes numerous approaches for decreasing alcohol use in the population.

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Remy Cointreau ups capacity at Domaine des Hautes Glaces, Westland Distillery 23 Nov 2017

Remy Cointreau has had to spend some of its first-half profits on increasing capacity at its pair of recently-acquired craft whisky assets.


SpiritsEurope recruits Ulrich Adam from farm machinery trade association as next director general 22 Nov 2017

SpiritsEurope has confirmed the appointment of a new director general, with Ulrich Adam replacing Paul Skehan.


The Coca-Cola Co lines up 100% stevia-sweetened Coke 22 Nov 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has confirmed it will start testing a new 100% stevia-sweetened Coke product outside of the US next year. 


Beam Suntory’s Laphroaig Cairdeas 15 Year Old - Product Launch 22 Nov 2017

Beam Suntory has readied a 15-year-old iteration of its Laphroaig single malt for the annual series of bottlings exclusive to ‘Friends of Laphraoig’.


Maison Villevert relaunches G'Vine Nouaison gin 22 Nov 2017

Cognac-headquartered drinks firm Maison Villevert has changed the recipe and packaging for its G'Vine Nouaison gin brand.


Illva Saronno gives Disaronno global TV push - video 21 Nov 2017

Illva Saronno has released details of a global television advert for its Disaronno liqueur brand.


International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 - The Trophy Winners, Achievement, Business, Packaging & Retail 20 Nov 2017

Last week, the International Wine & Spirit Competition rounded off its 2017 awards. Here are the competition's achievement, business, packaging and retail trophy winners for this year.


International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 - The Trophy Winners, Wine 20 Nov 2017

Last week, the International Wine & Spirit Competition rounded off its 2017 awards. Here are the competition's wine trophy winners for this year.


International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 - The Trophy Winners, Spirits 20 Nov 2017

Last week, the International Wine & Spirit Competition rounded off its 2017 awards. Here are the competition's spirits trophy winners for this year.


Quintessential Brands Group bolsters marketing division 20 Nov 2017

Quintessential Brands Group has announced changes to both its global and UK marketing divisions. 

Latest blogs

Budweiser races to stock Mars bars 16 Mar 2017

For those people looking to the Red Planet as shining utopia away from all things earth, look away now.


When life gives you lemons, make soap 9 Feb 2017

Bacardi's 42 Below vodka brand has found a novel way to use the lemons left over from cocktail-making: Turn them into liquid soap.


Accolade Wines and a giant of the tennis world 12 Dec 2016

Earlier this month, I was most-kindly invited by Accolade Wines to visit the Royal Albert Hall in London. The reason? They wanted to see a tennis great in action, and then give them a guided tour through their Anakena wine portfolio.