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Brexit - What's certain is that nothing is certain

Attending the UK Wine & Spirits Trade Association’s annual conference in London yesterday, I was particularly struck by one thought: Strippi...

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...

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

East London Liquor Co creates wheat whisky 26 Sep 2016

Lucy Britner

East London Liquor Co has announced a collaborative distillation project with Sonoma County Distilling Co to produce a wheat whisky. 


Reh Kendermann’s Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling - NPD 23 Sep 2016

Olly Wehring

Reh Kendermann has launched two German wines, including a Sauvignon Blanc, in the UK on-premise, targeting shoppers in two of the country's larger supermarket chains.


French wine falls, spirits rise in H1 exports 21 Sep 2016

Stuart Todd

The exports of spirits and of still wine from France headed in opposite directions in the first six months of this year, according to recently-released figures.


City of London Distillery eyes exports 21 Sep 2016

Andy Morton

The City of London Distillery is to ramp up exports after more than doubling capacity with a new still.


Higher drinks prices do not deter UK consumers 20 Sep 2016

Lucy Britner

A new report has found that drinkers in the UK do not feel that price has much impact on the amount of alcohol they buy.


Labrune adds Chateau Haut Ballet to Bordeaux mark 20 Sep 2016

Lucy Britner

The Labrune family has purchased Chateau Haut Ballet in Fronsac as it looks to add to its estate in the Bordeaux region. 

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