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Cognac gains set to level off but Remy Cointreau still packs a punch - Analysis 19 Apr 2018

Remy Cointreau dropped a solid set of full-year results yesterday - sales for the 12 months were up 7%. But management at the self-styled luxury alcohol company appear concerned that these gains – fuelled by continuing increases for Cognac as it revives in Asia – may not last the distance.


How cannabis has blown the doors off the enhanced water segment - NPD trends 19 Apr 2018

Few ingredients in the natural and organic industry have generated as much buzz as CBD (cannabidiol). Naturally occurring in cannabis plants and renowned for its exhaustive list of health properties, this controversial chemical compound is starting to inspire a wave of innovation in enhanced waters.


Pernod Ricard Q3 & year-to-date fiscal-2018 sales performance - results data 19 Apr 2018

In mid-April, Pernod Ricard reported its sales results for the third quarter and first nine months of its fiscal-2018. A 9% rise in sales from the three months to the end of March helped the top-line grow by 6% in the year to date. Here, just-drinks looks at the group's performance in fiscal-2018 so far, in greater detail.


Responsible drinking issues around the world - The IARD Digest - April 2018 18 Apr 2018

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.


Remy Cointreau fiscal-2018 - results data 18 Apr 2018

In mid-April, Remy Cointreau reported its sales performance in the 12 months to the end of March. A healthy fourth quarter contributes to a 7.2% sales lift in the fiscal-year. Here, just-drinks looks at Remy's fiscal-2018 in greater detail.

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This week in soft drinks & bottled water, featuring the cannabis wave, PepsiCo fizz and a frozen Coke 20 Apr 2018

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.


This week in spirits & wine, featuring numbers from Remy Cointreau and Pernod Ricard, an interview with Wine Australia and big plans for Johnnie Walker 20 Apr 2018

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


This week in beer & cider, featuring an Asia launch for Heineken’s Tecate, a new Goose Island brewpub and a beer buyout of Master of Malt 20 Apr 2018

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


Heineken plots Asian launch for Tecate beer - just-drinks EXCLUSIVE 19 Apr 2018

Heineken is looking to launch Tecate beer in cities across Asia as it charts an international expansion for the Mexican brand.


Healthy third-quarter boosts year-to-date for Pernod Ricard, but headwinds gather - results 19 Apr 2018

Pernod Ricard is the latest spirits multinational to benefit from the later timing of the Chinese New Year, posting a 9% rise in sales in its third quarter and a 6% lift in the first nine months of fiscal-2018.


Quintessential Brands rolls out Thomas Dakin Gin to the US 19 Apr 2018

Quintessential Brands has released its Thomas Dakin Gin brand in the US market.


Remy Cointreau eyes US craft brandy slipstream with St Remy investment 18 Apr 2018

Remy Cointreau is banking on the US craft world's embrace of brandy to raise consumer perception of the spirit, and boost sales of its overhauled St Remy brand.


Pernod Ricard's Q3 2018 results - Preview 18 Apr 2018

Tomorrow, Pernod Ricard releases a trading update, covering sales for the third quarter of its fiscal-2018. Here's a look at the events that shaped the three months to the end of March for the group.


Fiscal-2018 finishes on a high for Remy Cointreau - results 18 Apr 2018

 A bumper final quarter has sped up Remy Cointreau's slowing growth earlier this year, resulting in sales from fiscal-2018 rising by just over 7%.


González Byass' Tio Pepe En Rama 2018 - Product Launch 18 Apr 2018

González Byass has released the ninth edition of its Tio Pepe En Rama sherry.

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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.