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The soft drinks opportunity from a hard Brexit

It's coming up to a year since the UK shocked itself - and Europe - by voting to leave the European Union. Article 50 has now been triggered...

Pernod's mood darkens over India - Analysis

If it's not one thing then it's another. Such is the way of the global drinks market....

How will India's road liquor ban affect alcohol?

The Indian drinks industry was described as "shocked". And, certainly, the decision by the Supreme Court last Friday to uphold a ban on liqu...

The Brexit shoot-out begins - Comment

Yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the European Union's constitution, formally beginning the two-year process by...

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The Fallout from Brexit - Interview, UK WSTA 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.


The Fallout from Brexit - Interview, UK WSTA - 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

Drinks industry poised for next India hit - Diageo 12 May 17

Olly Wehring

The head of Diageo-controlled United Spirits has warned of yet another regulatory threat to the drinks industry in India, as the country looks to introduce the nation-wide Goods & Services Tax in the coming months.


Brexit a boost to Scotch's Indian hopes? - Diageo 11 May 17

Olly Wehring

The UK's decision to leave the European Union could help speed up the Scotch whisky category's presence in the burgeoning Indian spirits market, according to the head of Diageo.


Diageo to appeal US$140m UK tax demand 11 May 17

Olly Wehring

Diageo is challenging a near-US$140m demand from the UK tax authority relating to the alleged transferral of intellectual property away from the country.


Europe invites industry comment on duty changes 20 Apr 17

Keith Nuthall

The European Commission has invited drinks companies to offer their views on how the European Union might reform its excise duty rules.


US craft beer under threat from "slack" oversight 10 Apr 17

Andy Morton

Boston Beer Co founder Jim Koch has warned of the end of the American craft beer revolution as laissez-faire US regulations allow multinational brewers to carve up the beer market.


Industry "shocked" as highway liquor ban kicks in 3 Apr 17

just-drinks.com editorial team

The ban on alcohol sales near India's roads has come into effect, with even more outlets being affected than originally expected.

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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