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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 sales hold steady in 2015 - figures 8 Feb 2016

Sales of Rioja inched up last year, according to new figures, with domestic sales of the Spanish DOC wine recording a lift for the first time since 2008's economic downturn.


CEO Talavera stands down at Bodegas Murviedro 8 Jan 2016

Spanish wine producer Bodegas Murviedro has confirmed the imminent departure of CEO Diego Talavera.


Sherry sector secures first '.wine' domain name 14 Dec 2015

The trade association for the Sherry category has secured the use of the '.wine' domain name for its recently-relaunched website.


Beam Suntory to sell brandy & sherry to Emperador 30 Nov 2015

Beam Suntory is to sell its Jerez-based brandy and Sherry business to Philippines-based brandy producer Emperador.


Mahou San Miguel targets US craft beer 30 Nov 2015

The head of Mahou San Miguel's international operations has defended the company's decision to branch out into India, a market where the brewer is not able to sell its flagship San Miguel beer brand.


Tito's Handmade Vodka expands Europe distribution 2 Nov 2015

US-based Tito's Handmade Vodka has rolled out to Spain, Denmark and Switzerland.


Freixenet readies UK ad push 16 Oct 2015

Freixenet has relaunched a marketing activation in the UK for its namesake sparkling wine brand.


Beam Suntory silent on Spanish brandy sale report 4 Sep 2015

Beam Suntory has declined to comment on claims that it is lining up a sale of its Spanish brandies.


NPD: Campo Viejo Winemaker’s Art 22 May 2015

Pernod Ricard has launched a Travel Retail-exclusive Rioja under its Campo Viejo wine brand.


González Byass toasts exports as FY profits leap 16 Mar 2015

González Byass has posted a strong rise in profits for its fiscal full-year, with exports driving the performance.