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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

"It's a slightly false choice to say that it is us or Jameson" - Interview, William Grant & Sons CEO Simon Hunt and Tullamore Dew global brand director Caspar MacRae 1 Nov 2017

Andy Morton

Last month, William Grant & Sons opened a new grain distillery and bottling plant at its Tullamore Dew site. The ceremony, held on a rainswept afternoon in central Ireland, was one of the final stages in William Grant's Irish whiskey venture, launched when it bought the Tullamore Dew brand in 2010.


"More Chinese people like wine - they want to know more about it" - Interview, Alan's Wines & Spirits chairman Alan Wang 12 Jun 2017

Andy Morton

Alan Wang is the founder of Alan's Wines & Spirits, which has 86 off-premise sites across China. just-drinks sat down with him during the 2017 China Food & Drinks Fair in Chengdu, where he spoke about the changing face of the Chinese consumer and reveals what he looks for in wine before allowing it on his shelves.

Latest News

Slide in Q3 pulls at YTD 2017 sales for Carlsberg - results 2 Nov 17

Olly Wehring

Carlsberg has seen a dip in third-quarter sales slow its growth in the first nine months of 2017.


Heineken races to catch up with Ivory Coast beer demand 1 Nov 17

Lucy Britner

Heineken has brought forward the next phase of investment in its Ivory Coast brewery, as it looks to cope with demand for the Ivoire lager brand.


Asahi asset tidy continues with Tsingtao Brewery Co stake poised for offload 16 Oct 17

Olly Wehring

Asahi Group Holdings has started the wheels rolling on a potential divestment of its stake in China's Tsingtao Brewery Co.


Coca-Cola Co closes on Anheuser-Busch InBev's control of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa 5 Oct 17

Olly Wehring

Anheuser-Busch InBev and The Coca-Cola Co have completed the transition of the former's stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa to the latter.


Rising drinking culture to boost spirits consumption in China - research 22 Sep 17

Lucy Britner

An increase in the propensity to drink alcohol at social gatherings is set to drive the spirits market in China, according to new research.


Mistakes made in China, but increased spend to pull Chivas back - Pernod Ricard 5 Sep 17

Olly Wehring

The head of Pernod Ricard’s Scotch whisky unit has admitted the group "made mistakes" with the Chivas Regal brand in China in the most recent fiscal year.

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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