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The Brexit shoot-out begins - Comment

Yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the European Union's constitution, formally beginning the two-year process by...

Heineken's new range foreshadows craft's future

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Moderation - a golden opportunity for beer

'Dry January' may be over for another year, but the concept continues to divide opinion. While some will be feeling proud of their achieveme...

Britvic FY 2015/16 results by region - Focus

Today, Britvic posted a rise in its full-year sales and profits, boosted by the integration of Brazilian soft drinks producer Empresa Brasil...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Wemyss Malts MD William Wemyss 10 Apr 2017

Lucy Britner

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.


Interview Berry Bros & Rudd CEO Dan Jago - Part II 24 Feb 2017

Olly Wehring

Former Tesco wine director Dan Jago took over as CEO at UK-based Berry Bros & Rudd in 2015 and has since 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. In part I of the interview, Jago discussed new changes to the company. In part II, the CEO talks about how he has no desire to chase the Millennial market, and reveals what keeps him awake at night.

Latest News

Sekforde for Gin botanical mixer - NPD 22 May 2017

Olly Wehring

UK start-up company Sekforde Drinks has added a third variant to its spirits-specific mixer range.


Brown-Forman adds UK to Slane Irish Whiskey launch 22 May 2017

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman is to launch its Slane Irish Whiskey brand in the UK on-trade next month.


AB InBev gifts GBP100,000 to English football team 22 May 2017

Olly Wehring

The UK division of Anheuser-Busch InBev has made a cash donation to a "grassroots" football team in the country, as part of Budweiser’s partnership with The FA Cup.


Castel rep departs board at Marie Brizard 22 May 2017

Olly Wehring

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has confirmed the departure of one of its directors, with Castel’s representative on the board stepping down.


Berry Bros & Rudd shifts London store to new site 22 May 2017

Olly Wehring

Berry Bros & Rudd has opened a new retail outlet in London to replace the current store that is located underneath its head office.


Heineken lines up UK Bulmers cider push 19 May 2017

Lucy Britner

Heineken is to roll out a GBP2m (US$2.6m) campaign for its Bulmers cider brand in the UK. 

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