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China bounce-back a tonic for spirits - Zamora CEO Emilio Restoy - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL 30 Apr 2020

The alcohol industry is looking to China for indications of how the market will react after coronavirus lockdown measures are lifted. As China's on-premise reopens, one premium spirits & wine supplier with a exposure to the market is encouraged by what it is seeing.

Mahou San Miguel, Spain's beer market leader – 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.

EU Wine Reform – Commissioner clarifies 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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Gin D’Azur French gin - Product Launch 13 Mar 2020

A new premium gin, produced in France using locally-sourced botanicals, has been launched in the UK.

Gonzalez Byass's Domecq Manzanilla Sherry - Product Launch - Fortified Wine in the UK data 4 Mar 2020

The UK division of Gonzalez Byass has added a country-exclusive Manzanilla Sherry to its stable.

Heineken switches to renewable electricity in Spain 19 Feb 2020

Heineken’s Spanish unit has lined up an agreement to use 100% renewable electricity across its facilities in the market.

Zamora Co’s Licor 43 Horchata - Product Launch 29 Jan 2020

Zamora Co has replaced its Licor 43 Orochata expression with a dairy-free, vegan-friendly alternative.

Cava set for zonal redraw as region targets premiumisation 4 Dec 2019

The Spanish wine region of Cava is looking to promote its quality cues to consumers through the introduction of a new 'zoning charter'.

Refresco adds more factories to Europe presence with PepsiCo deal 18 Oct 2019

Refresco has continued to up its European production footprint with a deal to make PepsiCo beverages in Spain.

Beam Suntory unveils Larios Provenzal as GTR exclusive 16 Oct 2019

Beam Suntory has launched the first Travel Retail-exclusive for Spanish gin brand Larios.

Mahou San Miguel to brew Anheuser-Busch InBev brands in Spain 27 Sep 2019

Mahou San Miguel is to produce Anheuser-Busch InBev beer brands in Spain, after the two companies signed a collaboration agreement.

Pernod Ricard adds to e-commerce footprint in Spain with Uvinum and Bodeboca buys 3 Sep 2019

Pernod Ricard has increased the size of its e-commerce presence in Spain, with the purchases of two start-ups in the country in the past year.

Amber Beverage Group’s Moskovskaya Pink vodka - Product Launch 15 Aug 2019

Amber Beverage Group has released a pink vodka under its Moskovskaya brand. Moskovskaya Pink is launching in Spain and will roll out to the UK, Italy and Portugal within the next year.