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Focus - Indonesia: Prohibition in Paradise?

The rising spectre of neo-prohibitionary rhetoric and legislation is claiming a fresh casualty. Following the introduction of restrictive po...

Soft Drinks - Things are Big, Down Mexico Way

It's to Mexico for Ray Rowlands this month. How have the soft drinks and bottled water categories fared, one year on from the introduction o...

Sports Sponsorship in the Spotlight

Sponsorship of sporting events by alcohol companies is once again under intense scrutiny, across a number of countries, and pressure on poli...

A Dangerous World and the Threat to Beverages

If you thought global insecurity was at an all-time high last year, then the World Economic Forum (WEF) has some bad news....

Latest Interviews

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.


just-drinks Interview - Irish Distillers' CEO - II 12 Sep 2013

James Wilmore

Last week, just-drinks caught up with Irish Distillers' CEO Anna Malmhake. Part one of the interview ran on Tuesday. Here, in the second and concluding part of the interview, Malmhake discusses Irish whiskey's image, Pernod's competitors in the category and the threat of alcohol legislation in Ireland.

Latest News

EU readies new alcohol harm reduction policy 24 Apr 15

Keith Nuthall

European Union health ministers have agreed the development of a new policy for reducing alcohol-related harm.


Heineken "concerned" as Indonesia enacts beer ban 16 Apr 15

Andy Morton

Heineken has said it is "very concerned" after Indonesian authorities implemented a ban on beer sales in the country's small stores.


Bebida Beverage responds to FDA warning 15 Apr 15

Andy Morton

Bebida Beverage Co has said it is ready to comply with the US Food & Drug Administration after a recent warning, but added that some of the contentions may have been "caught up in semantics".


EU vine plantings to increase from next year 13 Apr 15

Alan Osborn

The European Commission has proposed some modest help for the European Union's wine producers, who are struggling with a shrinking share of world markets and falling consumption in the region.


Euro committee calls for calorie labels on alcohol 7 Apr 15

Keith Nuthall

All alcohol containers sold in the European Union should display calorie information, according to a parliamentary committee in the politico-economic bloc.


DISCUS, craft distillers unite over tax cut push 30 Mar 15

James Wilmore

The Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) and the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) have joined forces to call for a cut to federal excise tax on spirits.

Latest blogs

A Kentucky whiskey that's not a Bourbon? Only in America... 20 Mar 14

Andy Morton

Diageo and Brown-Forman have been at loggerheads the past week over what is best for the Tennessee whiskey category.


Defining 'cost' - The duty + VAT calculator 21 Feb 14

Olly Wehring

From early April, the Government in the UK is implementing a ban on the sale of alcohol below cost.

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