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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...

The beer category in 2018 - Review

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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...

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

Brexit turmoil ups drinks industry concerns as logistics group calls for 'No Brexit' 16 Jan 19

Olly Wehring

The trade association for the UK's wine and spirits producers has called for a delay in the country's pending exit from the European Union, while a global logistics group has stated its preference that Brexit be dropped altogether.


Queen City Hemp takes CBD seltzers nationwide, as US Farm Bill sparks hemp boost 16 Jan 19

Lucy Britner

Ohio-based Queen City Hemp has lined up nation-wide shipping for its CBD seltzer range, as the US prepares for a hemp boom.


UK drinks companies "already struggling" with Brexit - Wine & Spirit Trade Association 3 Jan 19

Olly Wehring

The trade association for the UK's wine and spirits industries has warned that its members are having to deal with "Brexit-induced challenges", even though the country has yet to leave the European Union.


Hemp legalisation could propel PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Co into CBD - analyst 11 Dec 18

Andy Morton

The US is on the verge of signing off a new bill to legalise industrial hemp that could see The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo target the CDB category, an analyst has said.


Luxembourg next to legalise recreational cannabis use 30 Nov 18

Lucy Britner

The incoming Coalition Government in Luxembourg has confirmed its intention to legalise the recreational use of cannabis in the country.


European Union's relaxed GI rules could open door to "unfortunate practices" - SpiritsEurope - just-drinks EXCLUSIVE 30 Nov 18

Andy Morton

New European Union labelling regulations set to come into force next year could make it easier for unscrupulous spirits producers to piggyback geographically-protected categories such as Scotch, a trade organisation has warned.

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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