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Brexit - What's certain is that nothing is certain

Attending the UK Wine & Spirits Trade Association’s annual conference in London yesterday, I was particularly struck by one thought: Strippi...

The just-drinks Brexit survey - Analysis

The impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU) will be felt in the global drinks industry for years to come, according to...

Why Brexit is a disaster for the wine category

The UK's referendum rejection of the European Union is bad news for the wine trade, the UK and the EU itself, argues Chris Losh as he pores...

What Brexit means for drinks industry - Analysis

The UK's vote yesterday (June 23) to quit the European Union (EU) creates deep uncertainty, not only over the shape of future food and drink...

Latest Interviews

Brexit Interview - Rabobank beverages analyst 8 Jul 2016

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Rabobank published a note looking at the likely effects on the drinks industry of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. Francoise Sonneville, senior analyst for beverages at Rabobank and the note's author, spoke to just-drinks yesterday.


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.

Latest News

Irish Whiskey Association calls for protection 20 Sep 16

Lucy Britner

The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) has called upon producers and distributors to highlight imitation products in international markets. 


India alcohol standards "good for consumers" - SWA 16 Sep 16

Andy Morton

The Scotch Whisky Association has welcomed new draught regulations in India that bring authorities one step closer to having clear definitions for alcohol categories.


US soft drinks body sues Philly over sugar tax 15 Sep 16

Lucy Britner

The American Beverage Association (ABA) and a workers union representing soft drinks employees have jointly filed a lawsuit against Philadelphia over the city's Sweetened Beverage Tax.


EU attacks Colombia over imported spirits tax rate 25 Aug 16

Keith Nuthall

The European Union (EU) has called on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to establish a disputes panel to consider its claim that Colombia is breaking global trade rules over the country's alleged "discriminatory treatment" of imported spirits.


UK wary of damage to GI post-Brexit 23 Aug 16

Keith Nuthall

Several alcoholic drinks producers in the UK have voiced concern about the possible loss of Geographical Indication status for their products, once the country leaves the European Union.


UK sugar tax consultation begins 23 Aug 16

Lucy Britner

The UK government has opened the consultation period for its proposed soft drinks industry levy. 

Latest blogs

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.


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.

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