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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...

The risk of a sugar tax for CSDs in India

Soft drinks marketers are always scratching their heads trying to establish new refreshment occasions for their drinks to exploit. Sometimes...

How to import bottled alcohol into the US - TTB

The US is widely regarded as one of the most important drinks markets in the world. According to a recent note from analysts at Bernstein, i...

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

US adds protection to AB InBev, SABMiller approval 21 Jul 16

Andy Morton

US anti-trust authorities have sought to rein in Anheuser-Busch InBev's distribution clout in the country, as they gave conditional approval to the brewer's SABMiller takeover.


WSTA welcomes Brexit minister 15 Jul 16

Andy Morton

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has said it is "encouraged" by the appointment of a Brexit secretary in a major UK government reshuffle.


Make Brexit work for everyone - SpiritsEurope 13 Jul 16

Andy Morton

The head of SpiritsEurope has called on European Union negotiators to make the UK's pending exit from the bloc a success.


UK alcohol industry seeks Theresa May Brexit plan 12 Jul 16

Andy Morton

UK alcohol trade groups have called for a clear Brexit strategy as Theresa May prepares to become the country's next Prime Minister.


South Africa outlines 20% sugar tax on sodas 11 Jul 16

Andy Morton

South Africa's Treasury has proposed a 20% tax on sugary soft drinks to help fight obesity-related diseases.


UK Food & Drink Federation seeks sugar tax pause 11 Jul 16

Andy Morton

The UK's food and drink industry has called for the country's sugar tax to be put on hold in the wake of the Brexit vote.

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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