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A snapshot of the UK spirits market - Focus

This month, William Grant & Sons launched its annual UK market report. Here, just-drinks looks at the report's findings on the UK's main spi...

A Wild Geese, Pernod Ricard conspiracy theory?

In our coverage of the legal ruling in favour of Irish whiskey brand The Wild Geese in Australia yesterday, I sensed a conspiracy theory of...

The post-Brexit winners and losers - Analysis

The markets have had the weekend to digest the possible implications of the UK's decision to leave the EU. Here is a summation of what the a...

Can fruit cider survive UK slowdown? - Focus

It was 1997 and Anders Nanne knew Rekorderlig had hit the big time. The co-creator of the Swedish cider was driving out of Gothenburg airpor...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Seedlip founder, Ben Branson 28 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

Last month, UK producer Seedlip launched the second expression in its range of self-described "non-alcoholic spirits". Seedlip Garden follows the launch in November of the original Seedlip, which sold out three times in high-end London retailer Selfridges and has caught the attention of bartenders with its positioning as an adult-aimed, non-alcoholic base for cocktails. Seedlip founder Ben Branson says the spirit - a distillation of botanicals including herbs, fruit and bark - is a riposte to non-alcoholic drinks that depend too heavily on sugary fruit blends, and offers a solution to the problem of "what to drink when you're not drinking". just-drinks spoke to Branson ahead of the launch of Seedlip Garden about his early successes, interest from Bahraini royalty and why the industry needs to get on-board the non-alcoholic category.


How to stay ahead in wine e-commerce -Virgin Wines 7 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

The concept of selling wine online may not be a new one but, as more companies look towards 'home-trade' and the likes of Amazon and eBay enter the market, established players need to stay ahead of the game. Virgin Wines CEO Jay Wright tells just-drinks how his firm looks to grow it relevance in an increasingly-crowded market place.

Latest News

Nichols predicts strong full-year after H1 boost 22 Jul 2016

Andy Morton

UK soft drinks producer Nichols has forecast another solid six months after first-half results saw sales and profits climb.


Britvic's YTD sales fall on stills drag - results 21 Jul 2016

Andy Morton

Britvic has posted a drop in nine-month underlying sales as still soft drinks in the UK continued to underperform.


Brown-Forman takes distribution in Spain in-house 21 Jul 2016

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman is to bring its Spanish distribution in-house next year as it increases control of its global supply chain.


Inter Beaujolais names Dominique Piron as new head 21 Jul 2016

Andy Morton

Inter Beaujolais, the trade body for Beaujolais wine producers, has appointed a new president.


New Hendrick's Gin would have to be "unusual" 20 Jul 2016

Andy Morton

William Grant & Sons has refused to rule out a first extension for its Hendrick's Gin brand.


Diageo starts formal talks over UK pension cuts 19 Jul 2016

Andy Morton

Diageo has started formal consultations with staff over pension plan changes that will affect one-third of its UK workforce.

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