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Interview Berry Bros & Rudd CEO Dan Jago - Part I 21 Feb 2017

In August 2015, UK-based Berry Bros & Rudd appointed Dan Jago as its CEO. Since then, the former group wine director at Tesco has overseen a period of overhaul at the near-320-year-old wine and spirits group. Late last month, just-drinks met up with Jago at BBR's London headquarters to learn more about the changes he has introduced.


Will the UK have self-pour pubs by 2019? - Comment 3 Feb 2017

This is the latest in on-trade technology. Created by UK firm Bottoms Up, the draught system can pour a pint in six seconds, without spilling a drop. It is aimed at large entertainment venues such as football stadiums, where its high speed can alleviate bottlenecks at half-time concession stands.


Moderation - a golden opportunity for beer 1 Feb 2017

'Dry January' may be over for another year, but the concept continues to divide opinion. While some will be feeling proud of their achievement, others will have succumbed to the odd cheeky pint. The rest will just be relieved to have their mates back in the pub.


The Fallout from Brexit - Interview, UK WSTA II 26 Jan 2017

In this, the second part of our interview the head of the UK's Wine & Spirit Trade Association, Miles Beale looks beyond the European Union and sees cause for optimism, despite the uncertainty of recent months.


The Fallout from Brexit - Interview, UK WSTA - I 26 Jan 2017

Earlier this week, just-drinks met with Miles Beale, the head of the UK's Wine & Spirit Trade Association, to discuss all things Brexit. In the first of this two-part interview, Beale looks back at how the country's wine and spirits categories have responded to the referendum vote in June that will see the UK leave the European Union.

Latest News

C&C's Tennent's Lager founts get expanded launch 23 Feb 2017

C&C Group's Scottish unit is rolling out new Tennent's Lager bar pumps after they lifted sales by 4% in a trail-run.


Heineken's Maltsmiths range - NPD 23 Feb 2017

Heineken has launched a new craft-style beer range that targets "beer-curious" UK consumers.


Fuller's launches unfiltered London Pride 23 Feb 2017

London brewery Fuller's has become the latest to add an unfiltered beer to its line-up. 


AG Barr's Funkin Pro Coconut Purée - NPD 22 Feb 2017

AG Barr's cocktail unit Funkin has released a coconut purée in the UK on-premise, as it looks to capitalise on the popularity of the Pina Colada. 


Kingsland Drinks' Willow & Stone wines - NPD 22 Feb 2017

UK drinks firm Kingsland has developed a range of British wines in white, rosé and sparkling rosé styles. The wines were developed to answer a need for "affordable, fresh tasting wine for spontaneous occasions", the company said. 


Scotland's Innis & Gunn to launch in China 21 Feb 2017

Scottish independent brewer Innis & Gunn is to enter China for the first time after signing a new distribution deal.


Australian Vintage brings NZ's Little Pebble to UK 21 Feb 2017

Australian Vintage has launched its first New Zealand wine in the UK.


Molson Coors trials digital Carling font - video 21 Feb 2017

Molson Coors has unveiled a prototype digital font as it looks to capitalise on the Carling brand's Premier League sponsorship. 


Sekforde Bespoke Botanical Mixers - NPD 20 Feb 2017

Sekforde Drinks has released two mixers, aimed at the dark spirits category.


Carlsberg launches UK craft beer competition 20 Feb 2017

Carlsberg's UK unit has lined up a competition for craft brewers and importers as it looks to expand its craft offer. 

Latest blogs

Ardbeg's US$16,000 camping trip 6 Sep 2016

News reaches us today of what has been heralded as the "world's most daring whisky challenge". The Ultimate Ardbeg ARDventurer has been launched this week with an inaugural three-day camping trip.


Heineken gets Foster's profile boost with a catch 6 Sep 2016

Here in the UK, we're coming to the end of a fine summer of cricket, with England having played against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in a number of matches around the country.


People want to drink beer in cafes 6 May 2016

The rules have changed. The goal posts have... gone?