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What do Brewers need from the UK Government?

Following the Conservative Party's victory in the UK's General Election earlier this year, Larry Nelson has penned an open letter, on behalf...

Comment - The Car that Drinkers can't Drive

Drink-driving is a sensitive subject and one that the world's legislators clearly don't have a united view on....

Will South Africa Raise Drinking Age to 21?

Last week, the South African government put up for public discussion proposed changes to the country's alcohol regulations. The 36-page Liqu...

Focus - Indonesia: Prohibition in Paradise?

The rising spectre of neo-prohibitionary rhetoric and legislation is claiming a fresh casualty. Following the introduction of restrictive po...

Latest Interviews

The just-drinks Interview - Portman Group CEO 23 May 2014

James Wilmore

Henry Ashworth has faced plenty of challenges since taking the reins at the Portman Group in 2011. Dealing with the fall-out from decisions by the group's independent complaints panel and the ever-agitating UK health lobby means life is rarely dull. Here, Ashworth talks to just-drinks' deputy editor James Wilmore about the watchdog's work, and a certain Scottish brewer.


just-drinks Interview - Irish Distillers' CEO - II 12 Sep 2013

James Wilmore

Last week, just-drinks caught up with Irish Distillers' CEO Anna Malmhake. Part one of the interview ran on Tuesday. Here, in the second and concluding part of the interview, Malmhake discusses Irish whiskey's image, Pernod's competitors in the category and the threat of alcohol legislation in Ireland.

Latest News

US alcohol sector welcomes TPA passage 26 Jun 15

Andy Morton

US alcohol trade groups have hailed the Senate's passing of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), calling the legislation an important step towards a level playing field for global producers.


India to assess alcohol standards - report 26 Jun 15

Lucy Britner

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has said it plans to assess standards for alcoholic beverages, according to a report in Business Today India.


WHO calls for full-sugar soft drinks regulations 24 Jun 15

Keith Nuthall

The director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has accused the marketing of full-sugar non-alcoholic beverages of being one of the main contributors to rising child obesity around the world, especially in developing countries.


"It's not cool to be drunk" - Heineken CEO 23 Jun 15

Olly Wehring

The head of Heineken has called for a fresh direction for the drinks industry's engagement with consumers over responsible drinking.


Cuba makes Havana Club plea 22 Jun 15

Keith Nuthall

The Cuban government has called on the United States to allow the Franco-Cuban Havana Club Holding to sell its product into America, claiming that the import ban continues to breach World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.


Wine giants clash over tax reform in Australia 12 Jun 15

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard and Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) have urged Australia’s federal government to "significantly reform" the wine tax system - a move that has reportedly been opposed by Accolade.

Latest blogs

A Kentucky whiskey that's not a Bourbon? Only in America... 20 Mar 14

Andy Morton

Diageo and Brown-Forman have been at loggerheads the past week over what is best for the Tennessee whiskey category.


Defining 'cost' - The duty + VAT calculator 21 Feb 14

Olly Wehring

From early April, the Government in the UK is implementing a ban on the sale of alcohol below cost.

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