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"We really want to change the perception of Tequila with Altos" - Pierre-Aymeric du Cray, VP of Pernod Ricard's House of Tequila 27 Sep 2017

Earlier in September, Pernod Ricard hosted the seventh annual The Tahona Society competition - a bartender programme under its Altos Tequila brand. The 2017 session saw 25 bartenders from 17 markets gather in Jalisco, Mexico, along with journalists and bloggers from all over the world. Lucy Britner was there to talk to VP House of Tequila Pierre-Aymeric du Cray.


What are the growth prospects like for international whisk(e)y? - Research in Focus 26 Sep 2017

The robust growth of the huge international whisk(e)y category is set to continue in the coming years, driven by generational shifts, helpful cultural associations and the dominant (in volume terms) Indian whisky category. But, after hitting 307m cases in volume sales in 2016 and adding more than 46m cases over the past five years, growth will moderate slightly in the 2016-2021 period, reaching 350m-plus cases at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of +2.9%.


Efficiency, Reserve brands and a boost for e-commerce - Diageo in Europe, Russia & Turkey - Analysis 25 Sep 2017

In the most recent of Diageo's series of 'brunch-time' conference calls with regional presidents, John Kennedy - president Europe, Russia & Turkey - offered an overview of the division to the analyst community. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at some of the key topics covered in last week's call, including new efficiency measures, the performance of the group's Reserve brands portfolio and the company's innovation pipeline.


Will the latest attack on the big brewers stick? - Comment 21 Sep 2017

Rarely a week goes by without the multinational brewers being given a hard time by someone or other. However, the latest flare-up, in the UK, has caught the attention of our regular beer commentator, Stephen Beaumont.


Responsible drinking issues around the world - The IARD Digest - September 2017 21 Sep 2017

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society.

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International whisky segment's "global renaissance" limited only by supply - research 26 Sep 2017

The vast and diverse international whisky category is set to continue its recent growth trajectory, latest research has concluded, driven in particular by the bright medium- and long-term prospects for Indian whisky.


Douglas Laing & Co’s Yula 22 Years Old - Product Launch 26 Sep 2017

Douglas Laing & Co has launched the third and final iteration of its 'Yula Trilogy' aged blended malt range.


Diageo's Johnnie Walker Black Label The Director's Cut - Product Launch - video 26 Sep 2017

Diageo has lined up a limited edition iteration of its Johnnie Walker blended Scotch powerhouse, developed in a collaboration between Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve and the brand's master blender, Jim Beveridge.


Alcohol to dodge Amazon's margin drag in grocery - study 25 Sep 2017

Amazon's new grocery model is threatening profitability in the channel, however alcohol margins should remain protected, a study has claimed.


Illva Saronno lines up latest limited edition Disaronno bottle  25 Sep 2017

Illva Saronno will launch a new limited edition bottle for its Disaronno liqueur brand next month. 


Teeling Whiskey's Brabazon Bottling, Series 2 - Product Launch 25 Sep 2017

Teeling Whiskey has released the second in its latest series of limited edition single malt whiskeys. The Brabazon Bottling Series 2 focuses on the maturation effect of ex-Port casks. The firm has used a range of vintages, sizes and styles of Port casks.


Bacardi brings Santa Teresa 1796 Single Estate Rum to Global Travel Retail 25 Sep 2017

Bacardi has launched an aged iteration of the Santa Teresa rum brand in the Global Travel Retail channel.


Asahi readies European production for Super Dry - report 25 Sep 2017

Asahi is to start producing its Super Dry beer brand in Europe, the brewer's president has told reporters. 


This week in spirits & wine, featuring upbeat noises over CETA, job cuts at Accolade Wines and why is Pernod still in wine? 22 Sep 2017

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global spirits & wine categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & bottled water.


This week in soft drinks & bottled water, featuring Fever-Tree's innovation recruitment, Coke Zero's virtual ambassador and how to save CSDs in the US 22 Sep 2017

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

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.