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What is the outlook for CBD in Europe? - Focus

Recent comments from regulators in Europe have left some in the food and beverage industry worried about what's ahead for the region's nasce...

US Champagne tariffs threaten critical blow

These are trying times for Champagne exporters. Three months after dodging a tariff bullet through their exclusion from a list of retaliator...

FDA must lead CBD out of legal shadows - Comment

In declining to define CBD as a Generally Recognised as Safe (GRAS) ingredient this week, and sending warning letters to 15 companies sellin...

What does Brexit mean for drinks trademarks?

The UK's pending departure from the European Union has raised a variety of uncertainties for the drinks industry, not least how to ensure it...

Latest Interviews

"The Trump administration has been bold in addressing long-standing trade barriers" - just-drinks speaks to Distilled Spirits Council CEO Chris Swonger - Part I 16 Jan 2020

Olly Wehring

Spirits producers in the US had plenty to worry about last year, and 2020 shows little sign of respite. Late last week, just-drinks spoke to Chris Swonger, the CEO of trade association the Distilled Spirits Council of the US. In this, the first in an exclusive, two-part interview, Swonger, who assumed the role in late-2018, leads us through the twists and turns of tariffs and trade talks in recent months.


"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.

Latest News

Norway gives tax relief to artificially-sweetened soft drinks 14 Oct 20

Andy Morton

Norway is to row back on the tax levels on artificially-sweetened soft drinks at the same time as increasing the duty on full-sugar drinks.


Washington names Candy Mountain as 16th American Viticultural Area 5 Oct 20

Andy Morton

Washington state has announced another new American Viticultural Area as the Candy Mountain region has been granted official recognition from US authorities.


South Africa scraps domestic ban on alcohol sales 17 Aug 20

Andy Morton

Authorities in South Africa have lifted the latest ban on alcohol sales after pressure from major brewers.


Wine industry counters US alcohol guideline revision recommendation 14 Aug 20

Olly Wehring

The trade association for California's wine producers has called for US authorities to retain the country's existing alcohol consumption guidance and avoid any downward revision.


EU, UK beer and gin get US tariff let-off 13 Aug 20

Olly Wehring

A brace of drinks industry trade organisations in the UK have welcomed a decision by US authorities not to extend the imposition of tariffs to two of their respective categories.


Asahi to combine European units as coronavirus hits Q2 sales 7 Aug 20

Andy Morton

Asahi is restructuring its European business after the coronavirus dragged down second-quarter sales by double-digits.



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