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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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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.


Coca-Cola Co's Aquarius Vive flavours - NPD 18 Jul 2016

The Coca-Cola Co's Spanish arm has launched two Aquarius Vive flavours - Lemon-Lime and Tropical - as it looks to move the brand away from sports drinks.


Mahou San Miguel sees 2015 profits jump 2 Jun 2016

Mahou San Miguel has reported a double-digit rise in full-year operating profits on a 2% lift in sales.


Mahou San Miguel makes Spanish craft stake buy 15 Apr 2016

Mahou San Miguel has secured a 40% holding in Spanish craft brewer Nómada Brewing Co.


Freixenet silent on takeover talk 13 Apr 2016

Spanish Cava producer Freixenet has declined to comment on a report it has received a takeover offer.


Gonzalez Byass makes Pazos de Lusco wine purchase 22 Mar 2016

González Byass has sealed the purchase of Spanish winery Pazos de Lusco.


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.