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What does Brexit mean for drinks trademarks?

The UK's pending departure from the European Union has raised a variety of uncertainties for the drinks industry, not least how to ensure it...

Global Travel Retail - TFWA 2019 Preview

This year's TFWA World Exhibition & Conference kicks off on Sunday. Ahead of the six-day Global Travel Retail event, channel commentator Joe...

Coca-Cola's delicate sports sponsorship balance

In this month's focus on the sustainability arena, Ben Cooper considers how The Coca-Cola Co's sugar reduction efforts are being perceived b...

The just-drinks Analyst returns

Our resident analyst, Ian Shackleton, is back for his regular look at the drinks industry from an investor's perspective. This month, Ian co...

Latest Interviews

"We are already producing Champagne in a climate that's different from our fathers'" - just-drinks speaks to the Comite Champagne 9 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

The Champagne industry prides itself on being at the forefront of the climate change battle, producing in 2001 wine's first report on the effects a warming planet will have on growing and production. This week, Champagne's overseer, the Comité Champagne (CIVC), released its latest sustainability report, revealing that climate change is no longer a prospect on the horizon but is already having an effect on how Champagne is made. Earlier this week, just-drinks sat down with CIVC director of communications Thibaut Le Mailloux to talk about the threat of climate change and what needs to be done to protect Champagne.


"The US is the one market where we've not seen gin's momentum develop" - Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes talks to just-drinks 25 Jul 2019

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Diageo announced its results for the 12 months to the end of June, with mid-single-digit sales increases fast becoming the norm. just-drinks editor Olly Wehring spoke to group CEO Ivan Menezes about the latest figures.

Latest News

Accolade Wines silent on Italian winery report 15 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

Accolade Wines has declined to comment on an Italian newspaper report claiming the group is looking to buy local winery Farnese Vini.


Campari Group readies French distribution purchase 15 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

Campari Group has lined up the latest acquisition in its ongoing shopping spree, this time in France.


Life Health Foods saves Veg & City Drinks' Savse smoothie with buyout 15 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

Australian plant-food supplier Life Health Foods has bought Veg & City Drinks, rescuing the UK maker of Savsé smoothie drinks from administration.


Bright Spirits’ flavoured gin range - Product Launch 15 Nov 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Bright Spirits’ flavoured gin range - Product Launch


English Spirit’s Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ Great British Rum - Product Launch 15 Nov 2019

Thandie Sibanda

UK distiller English Spirits has launched a rum in collaboration with British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.


William Grant & Sons' Hendrick's breaks out of gin with absinthe brand extension - just-drinks comments 14 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

William Grant & Sons has extended its Hendrick's brand beyond the gin category for the first time, launching an absinthe in the UK.



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