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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

Damage done in South Africa as alcohol ban lifted 3 Feb 21

Rhodri Morgan

South Africa's alcohol industry has warned that the recent decision to lift the nationwide ban on alcohol sales may be "too little, too late".


From the just-drinks cellars - What happened in drinks on this day in ... 2 Feb 21

Rhodri Morgan

Here's a look at what was happening in the drinks industry on this day in ...


Excise ladder set to become permanent for brewers, distillers and wine producers in US 21 Dec 20

Olly Wehring

Beer, spirits and wine trade associations in the US have applauded the proposal made over the weekend to retain tax-related measures from the 'Craft Beverage Modernization & Tax Reform Act' on a permanent basis.


Brewers silent on India price-fixing report 11 Dec 20

Andy Morton

Carlsberg and Anheuser-Busch InBev have declined to comment on a report alleging that leading executives from the brewers colluded to fix prices in India.


US spirits industry calls for whiskey inclusion as UK suspends alcohol tariffs 9 Dec 20

Andy Morton

The US spirits industry has urged further action after the UK Government suspended some alcohol tariffs as part of a conciliatory move designed to quell an escalating trade dispute.


Carlsberg attacks tiered UK lockdown as pints "tipped down the drain" 2 Dec 20

Andy Morton

Carlsberg's new UK brewing joint-venture has deemed as unfair the tiered lockdown restrictions on the country's on-premise to the beer industry.



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