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How do changing eating habits affect drinking? 4 Jul 2017

Changing attitudes to meals in the UK are having an impact on the amount of wine consumers drink, recent research suggests.

Has industry gained a greater say on Brexit? 14 Jun 2017

Predictions that last week's UK General Election would be all about Brexit turned out to be inaccurate, but it is without doubt the issue dominating its fallout. Ben Cooper assesses the likelihood of a significant change in the UK's Brexit strategy.

The soft drinks opportunity from a hard Brexit 25 May 2017

It's coming up to a year since the UK shocked itself - and Europe - by voting to leave the European Union. Article 50 has now been triggered and Brexit, we have been told, means Brexit. Richard Corbett considers the likely fallout of the UK's departure for the country's soft drinks industry.

Interview, Wemyss Malts MD William Wemyss 10 Apr 2017

Late last month, Wemyss Malts announced plans to move its Darnley's gin production to its own, newly-created facility in Scotland. The gin, which launched in 2010, is currently produced at Thames Distillers in London.  At the same time, the firm announced that it has dropped 'View' from the brand name and rolled out fresh packaging as well as a Navy Strength version of its Spiced Gin brand. just-drinks sat down with Wemyss Malts founder and managing director William Wemyss in Edinburgh to find out why being "made in Scotland" is important.

The Brexit shoot-out begins - Comment 30 Mar 2017

Yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the European Union's constitution, formally beginning the two-year process by which the UK will leave the EU. Although post-exit trade arrangements are not formally included in the UK's exit terms, they are sure to be the subject of intense discussions between the two sides.

Latest News

Fentimans launches slim cans in UK 24 Jul 2017

UK soft drinks maker Fentimans has rolled out several of its flavours in the popular slim can format. 

Australia's UK wine exports slump 7% post-Brexit 21 Jul 2017

Australian wine exports to the UK have dropped by 7% in value in the first full year since the country voted to leave the EU.

Wine too confusing for many UK shoppers - survey 21 Jul 2017

More than one-fifth of UK consumers say wine aisles are too intimidating, while one-third are buying the same wine every time, a new survey has shown.

Gleann Mor Spirits Co’s Leith Gin - NPD 21 Jul 2017

Scottish spirits producer Gleann Mor Spirits Co has launched a gin named after the town where its warehouse is based.

Copestick Murray’s Talisman Bull’s Blood - NPD 20 Jul 2017

UK wine merchant Copestick Murray has teamed up with Tesco supermarket to launch Talisman Bull’s Blood, a red-blend wine style with a heritage dating back to 1552.

Britvic unveils US$4.5m Robinsons Refresh’d push 20 Jul 2017

Britvic has launched a GBP3.5m (US$4.5m) marketing campaign for the recently launched Robinsons Refresh’d brand.

Multiple Marketing’s The Village Press 20 Jul 2017

Multiple Marketing has launched a new 100%-juice range produced at its newly-acquired UK plant.

Little Miracles RTD tea gets pack update 19 Jul 2017

UK functional soft drinks brand Little Miracles has undergone a makeover, with the full range also switching from sugar to agave.

Budejovicky Budvar rolls out beer cocktail series 18 Jul 2017

Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar has launched a series of short films showcasing beer cocktails created by UK bartenders.

Carlsberg unveils San Miguel Experience in London 17 Jul 2017

Carlsberg is holding three days of masterclasses, demonstrations and workshops as part of a San Miguel consumer campaign in London.

Latest blogs

Non-alcoholic beer fails the Bernstein challenge 14 Jul 2017

Crazy days in the Bernstein offices. Taking time out from being one of the world’s top beverage analysts, the Bernstein team, lead by its London-based veteran Trevor Stirling, held its very own taste test on a range of beers while researching a new report on the non-alcoholic category.

AG Barr launches Funkin innovation search 5 Jul 2017

AG Barr has lined up a Funkin campaign in the UK to find an 'innovation champion'.

Are you a beer geek? Take the Brewdog quiz and find out 28 Jun 2017

Brewdog, the Scottish craft brewer, likes to claim its drinkers are some of the most knowledgeable around.