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What a 'no-deal' Brexit would look like for drinks

As Brexit Day draws ever closer, the negotiations between the UK and the European Union have reached a critical point this week, with the Eu...

Cannabis creeps towards the mainstream

Judging from the number of newspaper reports yesterday on The Coca-Cola Co's potential move into cannabis drinks, the story has caught some...

Sugar - Do it yourself or get told what to do

This year saw the launch of the first non-stop passenger service from Australia to the UK, reducing a journey that once took 42 days to a li...

How the sugar tax has transformed soft drinks

Last week, the UK introduced its version of the sugar tax. But, as soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett explains, the fall-out from the m...

Latest Interviews

"There are some bright sides to Brexit" - Interview, Miles Beale, chief executive, UK Wine & Spirit Trade Association - Part II 26 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

In this, the second part of our interview the head of the UK's Wine & Spirit Trade Association, Miles Beale looks beyond the European Union and sees cause for optimism, despite the uncertainty of recent months.


"We're all Brexiteers now" - Interview, Miles Beale, chief executive, UK Wine & Spirit Trade Association - Part I 26 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, just-drinks met with Miles Beale, the head of the UK's Wine & Spirit Trade Association, to discuss all things Brexit. In the first of this two-part interview, Beale looks back at how the country's wine and spirits categories have responded to the referendum vote in June that will see the UK leave the European Union.

Latest News

Industry "bitterly disappointed" as UK Government sticks to current low- and no-alcohol guidelines 14 Nov 18

Lucy Britner

Trade organisations in the UK have expressed disappointment over the Government's decision not to amend the rules for low- and no-alcohol products.


President Trump threatens tariff hike for French wine 13 Nov 18

Lucy Britner

Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to suggest that tariff rises could be on their way for French wines imported into the US.


Michigan becomes latest US state to legalise recreational cannabis 8 Nov 18

Lucy Britner

The residents of Michigan have voted to legalise the recreational use of marijuana, as two more states voted in favour of medicinal use.


US soft drinks industry defends anti-grocery tax ads 6 Nov 18

Andy Morton

The American Beverage Association has defended its members after a New York Times article revealed the amount of funding The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo are giving to anti-grocery tax ads.


Tax cannabis like spirits - Distilled Spirits Council 30 Oct 18

Lucy Britner

The Distilled Spirits Council has proposed ways that the US states who have legalised marijuana should look to regulate the drug.


UK Budget deals blow to wine 29 Oct 18

Lucy Britner

The UK Government has singled out the wine category in the 2018 Budget, with duty set to rise in line with inflation.

Latest blogs

Small measures required as Philadelphia soda tax adds up 4 Jan 17

Andy Morton

Philadelphia’s soda tax came into force on Sunday, and is reportedly causing a stir in the city's check-out aisles.


Prohibition hangover lingers despite Ontario's shift 18 Dec 15

Andy Morton

This week, consumers in Ontario were able to go into a supermarket and buy beer.



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