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Latest Interviews

Interview: Casella's marketing & export manager 21 Apr 2015

James Wilmore

Casella Family Brands hit the acquisition trail late last year when it snapped up Barossa Valley producer Peter Lehmann Wines for AUD57m (US$49.8m). Here, just-drinks talks to the Australian firm's global marketing & export sales manager, Libby Nutt, about the plans ahead for the brand and Casella's star performer Yellow Tail.


Interview - Angel's Share Brands 2 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

Bacardi has entered the Bourbon market, following its purchase of Angel's Share Brands and its Louisville Distilling Co subsidiary this week. just-drinks spoke to the company's co-founder and chief innovation officer, Wes Henderson, about future plans, Bourbon consolidation and why some companies may be going too far in flavour innovation.

Latest News

Castel acquires stake in Belvedere 22 May 15

Stuart Todd

Castel has purchased a 5.66% holding in Belvédère. The transaction has been completed within the framework of an agreement with Morocco-based Diana Holdings, the wine and spirits company's single biggest shareholder.


Coca-Cola Bottling continues US expansion 20 May 15

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated (CCBCC) has further increased its franchise territory in the US as part of its agreement with The Coca-Cola Co.


E&J Gallo makes Napa Valley vineyard buys 19 May 15

Olly Wehring

E&J Gallo Winery has added to its vineyard footprint in California through the purchase of Cypress Ranch and part of Palisades Vineyard in Napa Valley.


Belvedere offloads Polish liquor stores 19 May 15

Lucy Britner

Belvédère has finalised the sale of its Polish liquor store business, Galeria Alkoholi, to Carrefour for an undisclosed sum.


SABMiller snaps up Meantime Brewing Co in UK 15 May 15

Olly Wehring

SABMiller has announced the " special new addition" of the UK's Meantime Brewing Co to its stable.


Silver Oak winery buys A&K Cooperage 15 May 15

Lucy Britner

California's Silver Oak winery has acquired full ownership of Missouri-based A&K Cooperage, claiming to be the first North American winery to own and operate its own oak cooperage on the continent.

Latest blogs

The brewing landscape - who owns who? 13 Oct 14

Olly Wehring

Take a look at this, a fascinating infographic detailing the acquisitions - and brands - of the world's biggest brewers.


Sammy Davis Jnr, Bill Murray offer Suntory ad heritage 14 Jan 14

James Wilmore

Will Suntory's US$16bn move to buy Beam see a change in how the Bourbon producer's brands are advertised?

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