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What will shape the future for the drinks industry

Held every four years in Germany and hosting the biggest global names, Drinktec is the Olympics of the drinks industry's trade show calendar...

China spirit - How Diageo reinflated baijiu, II

In a visit to the home of Diageo's Chinese spirit brand, Shuijingfang, news & insights editor Andy Morton looks back at the fall - and subse...

China spirit - How Diageo got burned by baijiu, I

In a visit to the home of Diageo's Chinese spirit brand, Shuijingfang, news & insights editor Andy Morton looks back at the fall - and subse...

Spirits leads the latest invasion of Africa

Last month, Diageo handed the microphone to the head of its operations in Africa. Spirits commentator Ian Buxton was among those of us who l...

Latest Interviews

"Success in China is about being constantly visible" - just-drinks meets Stuart Barclay, GM of marketing at Wine Australia 17 Apr 2018

Lucy Britner

At the start of this year, the trade organisation for the Australian wine industry set out major investment plans for China, as sales to the country surged by 63% by value in 2017. Then, in March, Wine Australia appointed David Lucas to the newly-created role of regional general manager for Greater China, further signalling its dedication to the market.  At this year's ProWein, just-drinks sat down with  Wine Australia's GM of marketing, Stuart Barclay, to find out more about why Wine Australia is so excited about China.


"Our ambition is to make Scotch the number one international spirits category in China" - Interview - Cristina Diezhandino, Diageo's Scotch category director & MD of Reserve brands 8 Mar 2018

Lucy Britner

In the same week as International Women's Day, the National Association for Female Executives named Diageo's North American unit as one of 2018's 'Top 60 Companies for Executive Women'. The news follows a raft of pledges from Diageo, through both its business and its brands, to champion equality. To mark International Women's Day, just-drinks talks to Cristina Diezhandino, Scotch category director & MD for Diageo's Reserve portfolio, about working in the whisk(e)y sectors, the future of Scotch and how bartenders are helping to propel Reserve brands.

Latest News

Beam Suntory completes ABV Brands takeover in South Africa 23 Apr 18

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory has taken full control of its South African distributor, ABV Brands, two years after buying a 50% stake.


UK must make case for wine volumes in face of Asian appeal - Accolade Wines UK & Ireland head 13 Apr 18

Andy Morton

The head of Accolade's UK arm has warned that the country's wine industry needs to up its game to remain an attractive destination for wine volumes compared to fast-growing Asian markets.


Bottled water sales dip in China as market reaches limit - Mintel study 22 Mar 18

Andy Morton

China's bottled water sales have declined over the past two years as saturation has hampered one of the world's biggest markets for the category, a new report has said.


Anheuser-Busch InBev ventures beyond beer for latest sustainability aims 21 Mar 18

Olly Wehring

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced its latest round of sustainability targets, calling for "collaborative innovation" from beyond its internal system to help reach its goals by 2025.


Anheuser-Busch InBev lays groundwork for US$100m Tanzania brewery 20 Mar 18

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed to just-drinks it wants to build a new brewery in Tanzania, with a potential investment of up to US$100m.


Heineken unlikely to loosen tight control over China assets - analyst 9 Mar 18

Andy Morton

An analyst has cast doubts on reports claiming that Heineken is to sell the Chinese rights to its flagship lager to China Resources Beer for US$1bn.

Latest blogs

Tax Free World Association - Day two: Diageo defends Haig Club as Pernod Ricard backs Jameson 21 Oct 15

Andy Morton

just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.


Polish vodkas prove their worth in Ukraine 26 Jan 15

Andy Morton

One, perhaps minor, consequence of the conflict in Ukraine appears to be a fall in sales of Russian vodka in the country.



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