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Mahou San Miguel - just the Facts 27 Nov 2015

just-drinks is in Madrid today as a guest of Mahou San Miguel. Here's a look at how the company has grown to become Spain's beer market leader.


just the Facts – Casks from the Cooperage 15 Jan 2014

Greetings from Jerez in southern Spain, the home of the Sherry industry. I'm here with Edrington to learn about the importance of Sherry casks to the producers of Scotch whisky.


Harvest Report 2006 – Spain and Portugal 8 Nov 2006

Kicking off just-drinks’ 2006 harvest reports from northern hemisphere wine regions, Chris Losh takes a look at the contrasting fortunes experienced this year by Spanish and Portuguese wine producers.


Commissioner clarifies reform agenda 22 May 2006

Reform of EU wine policy has long been viewed as a necessity, but may be closer to becoming a reality, judging by recent remarks from agriculture commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel. A timetable for reform is now in place, beginning with the publication of a Commission policy paper on the subject next month. Alan Osborn reports.

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Rioja sparkling wine gets go-ahead 14 Jun 2017

The control board for Spain's Rioja wine region has approved the production of sparkling wine using the term Rioja.


Molson Coors opens Blue Moon-branded bar 8 May 2017

Molson Coors is looking to create a chain of Blue Moon-themed on-premise outlets, with the beer brand's first bar and restaurant opening in Spain. 


Grupo Codorníu prepares for job losses 3 May 2017

Spanish cava producer Grupo Codorníu is to cut jobs as it exits third-party production.


The Coca-Cola Co launches premium mixers 10 Mar 2017

The Coca-Cola Co's Spanish unit has lined up range of 'premium' mixers for the country's on-premise. 


Suntory's Orangina Schweppes Group expands R&D hub 3 Jan 2017

Suntory Holdings' European soft drinks unit, Orangina Schweppes Group, has completed an upgrade to its Spanish R&D centre as part of an overall EUR14m (US$14.5m) long-term investment.


Destilerias MG buys majority stake in Amer Gourmet 3 Jan 2017

Spanish spirits producer Destilerias MG has purchased a majority share in importer Amer Gourmet. 


International head Stordy exits Mahou San Miguel 20 Dec 2016

The head of Mahou San Miguel's International unit, Jonathan Stordy, has stepped down after four years with the Spanish brewer.


CCEP to take "modest" hit from Spanish sugar tax 5 Dec 2016

A just-announced Spanish sugar tax on soft drinks could dent CCEP's overall volumes by 1.5%, an analyst has predicted.


Heineken's Cruzcampo 0.0% - Product Launch 16 Nov 2016

Heineken has launched a 0% alcohol version of its Cruzcampo beer in Spain.


Brown-Forman takes distribution in Spain in-house 21 Jul 2016

Brown-Forman is to bring its Spanish distribution in-house next year as it increases control of its global supply chain.