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Australia missing higher-priced wine trick in UK 26 Jan 2016

Six months ago, Accolade Wines fired a broadside at the South African wine industry, warning that if wine makers don't get busy building brands then their collective future looks bleak.

Diageo H1 results - Preview 26 Jan 2016

On Thursday (28 January), Diageo will report its half-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the group has fared in its second quarter, the three months to the end of December:

Time for US to deliver for Diageo CEO is nigh 25 Jan 2016

There is an air of uncertainty ahead of the release of Diageo's half-year results, due on Thursday.

SABMiller numbers a "timely reminder" of quality 22 Jan 2016

Since Anheuser-Busch InBev's takeover plans for SABMiller were confirmed, the world has scrutinised the deal, the fall-outs, the brands and which bits would be kept or sold. 

SABMiller's Q3/YTD sales performance by region 21 Jan 2016

In a trading update earlier today, SABMiller reported a 5% lift in sales during the nine months to the end of December. The top line also grew in the third quarter, by 7%. Here, we look at the nine- and three-month performance by region. All results are on an organic basis.

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Speyside Distillers eyes global growth 4 Feb 2016

Speyside Distillers has arranged funding to the tune of GBP2.3m (US$3.3m), to help deal with "increased worldwide demand" for its Scotch whisky portfolio.

Concha y Toro renews Casillero del Diablo Sky deal 4 Feb 2016

South American wine producer Concha y Toro's UK unit has confirmed the renewal of its Sky Movies partnership, after a "record year of sales". 

Chapel Down's Chapel Down Albarino 2014 - NPD 3 Feb 2016

English winemaker Chapel Down has released what it claims is England's first single varietal Albariño.

SABMiller hits back in UK corporation tax row 3 Feb 2016

SABMiller has defended its zero corporation tax bill in the UK, saying running costs for its head office in the country swallow up all profits.

Cawston Press names managing director 2 Feb 2016

UK soft drinks maker Cawston Press has appointed its first permanent managing director.

Sogrape Group announces new UK head 2 Feb 2016

Mateus rosé producer Sogrape has named Gonçalo Sousa Machado as the new managing director of its UK division. 

C&C Group changes Wallaces TCB to Tennent’s 2 Feb 2016

C&C Group has rebranded Scottish sales and distribution company Wallaces TCB to Tennent’s.

Quintessential takes gins from Catalyst 2 Feb 2016

UK spirits producer Quintessential Brands is to take distribution of the Greenall’s and Bloom gin brands in-house, ending a four-year agreement with Matthew Clark's Catalyst Brands.

Gordon & MacPhail's Benromach 35 Years Old - NPD 1 Feb 2016

Gordon & MacPhail has readied the global roll-out of a 35-year-old iteration of its Benromach Scotch whisky brand.

Pernod's Longmorn The Distiller's Choice - NPD 29 Jan 2016

The UK arm of Pernod Ricard has released a no-age-statement iteration of its Longmorn single malt Scotch whisky in the country.

Latest blogs

Where have all the good men gone? - Heineken's latest ad 15 Jan 2016

Women don't get drunk - and certainly not on Heineken.

Baileys and the "bellwether of naffness" 18 Nov 2015

Companies are very protective of their brand image. So it is refreshing to hear Diageo's Garbhan O’Bric, the global brand director for Baileys, speak the unvarnished truth when talking about the liqueur's recent past.

From pixels to pilsner - how video games are moving into alcohol 26 Oct 2015

Alcohol companies love a good movie tie-in. A brush with Hollywood glamour seems to give marketers the warm and fuzzies, judging by the number of deals done over the past few years. The new James Bond movie, for example, has both Heineken and Moët Hennessy's Belvedere vodka on board.