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What Trans-Pacific Partnership means for drinks

Drinks industry associations have welcomed the conclusion of negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement on Monday that wil...

Will our children see Coke in a different light?

The Coca-Cola Co has come in for a bit of a beat-down on last week's news that it is funding research backing exercise over calorie-cutting...

Soft Drinks Has The Bottle to Cut Sugar - Comment

At a soft drinks conference in London last year, a leading executive from Coca-Cola Co's UK juice unit, Innocent, was getting hot under the...

Sustainability - Momentum Shifting on Soda Taxes

The publication of research into the impact of Mexico's soda tax and reports by the UK Government's Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutriti...

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

Asia-Pacific drinks co's hopeful as TPP secured 6 Oct 15

Keith Nuthall

Drinks exporters in the Asia-Pacific region are awaiting the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, which was successfully concluded yesterday.

US spirits trade welcomes TPP agreement 6 Oct 15

Lucy Britner

The US spirits trade has welcomed the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal this week.

Scotch whisky sees sales turn corner - SWA head 1 Oct 15

Andy Morton

The head of the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has said a recent downturn in Scotch exports is over, with anecdotal evidence pointing to a return to growth.

TTB looks to clear up kombucha confusion in US 25 Sep 15

Lucy Britner

The Alcohol and Tobacco Trade Bureau (TTB) in the US has published new information around fermented beverage kombucha.

Romania to lower spirits excise from 2016 18 Sep 15

Lucy Britner

The Romanian Government has announced plans to lower the excise rate on spirits in the country by 30% from the start of next year, according to trade organisation SpiritsEurope.

Scotch gets GI nod from 17 African markets 15 Sep 15

Olly Wehring

The Scotch whisky industry has secured geographical indication recognition in a further 17 countries in Afirca.

Latest blogs

Cape Wine - Day Two - The politics of wine 15 Sep 15

Andy Morton

Today is the opening day at Cape Wine 2015 and that means the morning was taken up by welcome speeches.

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.

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