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Australia missing higher-priced wine trick in UK

Six months ago, Accolade Wines fired a broadside at the South African wine industry, warning that if wine makers don't get busy building bra...

Diageo H1 results - Preview

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...

China Cognac rebounds, but will it last?

Has it happened? Has China's Cognac market finally bottomed out?...

SABMiller's Q3/YTD sales performance by region

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 gr...

Latest Interviews

How Germany's rock stars help wine - ProWein 21 Jan 2016

Andy Morton

With just seven weeks left until the start of ProWein, just-drinks sat down with lead organiser Michael Degan to ask what makes the wine and spirits show one of the biggest draws on the alcohol calendar. Along the way, Degan reveals why the show is unlikely to get much bigger, discusses the possibility of adding beer to the mix and why German rock bands know their Riesling from their Spatburgunder.


Interview William Grant's chief commercial officer 4 Dec 2015

Olly Wehring

In the second part of this week's just-drinks interview, William Grant & Sons' chief commercial officer, Simon Hunt, discusses the growing role played by craft spirits, the group's core markets and future targets, and the thinking that allowed The Glenlivet to overtake Glenfiddich as the world's biggest-selling single malt Scotch whisky brand.

Latest News

SABMiller's Europe chief to join Britvic board 9 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

SABMiller's MD for Europe, Sue Clark, is to join Britvic's board as an independent non-executive director. 


Rioja sales hold steady in 2015 - figures 8 Feb 2016

Olly Wehring

Sales of Rioja inched up last year, according to new figures, with domestic sales of the Spanish DOC wine recording a lift for the first time since 2008's economic downturn.


Speyside Distillers eyes global growth 4 Feb 2016

Olly Wehring

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

Lucy Britner

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". 


Moet Hennessy sees China rebound in strong FY 3 Feb 2016

Andy Morton

LVMH's wines & spirits unit, Moet Hennessy, has posted a healthy leap in full-year profits as sales in China rebounded in the second half of last year.


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

Lucy Britner

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

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