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Major spirits brands dodge the US tariff bullet

Last week, the US Government announced a list of imported European goods that from 18 October will be subject to extra tariffs. The list, wh...

Trump hands Mexican headache to US importers

Constellation Brands, Casa Cuervo and Diageo will be among the drinks companies holding their breath in the coming days, hoping that Preside...

"Too many tuxedos, too much bling" - BrewDog

As a brewer, BrewDog is no stranger to confrontation. The company's next run-in, however, could be with the rule makers of the spirits indus...

The beer category in 2019 - just-drinks predicts

In just-drinks' beer review of 2018, we looked back at the year just passed. But what is in store for 2019? We take a peek into our crystal...

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

Singapore lines up sugary soft drinks advert ban 14 Oct 19

Thandie Sibanda

Singapore is to ban advertising for high-sugar drinks.


Coca-Cola European Partners calls for cross-border alignment in UK deposit return scheme 11 Oct 19

Andy Morton

The UK head of Coca-Cola European Partners has warned that any earlier implementation of a deposit return scheme in Scotland compared to the rest of Great Britain would cause "significant logistical and manufacturing challenges" for the soft drinks industry.


Comite Champagne mulls AOC change to ban herbicides - FREE TO READ 9 Oct 19

Andy Morton

The trade body for Champagne is considering banning chemical herbicides under the category's strictly-enforced appellation rules.


Campari Group mulls shifting spirits production to US - report 3 Oct 19

Olly Wehring

The head of Campari Group is considering the "delocalising" of production of some of its spirits brands as a method of dealing with the pending tariff increases on some European Union exports to the US.


Distillers unite to condemn tariffs as US targets revealed 3 Oct 19

Andy Morton

Trade groups in the US and the EU have attacked a decision to impose a 25% tariff on European spirit drinks.


Alcohol consumption plunges in Russia - WHO study 1 Oct 19

Andy Morton

Alcohol consumption in Russia has fallen by more than 40% in the 13 years to 2016, a report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.



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