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Campari's Bisquit Cognac buy - find the serve

Gruppo Campari has a strong track record for using key serves to propel brands. Could this be the strategy for soon-to-be acquired Bisquit C...

As Irish whiskey comes of age, so do its problems

It takes three years and a day for a whiskey in Ireland to mature long enough to be officially categorised as an Irish whiskey....

China spirit - How Diageo reinflated baijiu, II

In a visit to the home of Diageo's Chinese spirit brand, Shuijingfang, news & insights editor Andy Morton looks back at the fall - and subse...

China spirit - How Diageo got burned by baijiu, I

In a visit to the home of Diageo's Chinese spirit brand, Shuijingfang, news & insights editor Andy Morton looks back at the fall - and subse...

Latest Interviews

"We've been around for almost 300 years - we never rush things" - Interview, Aspall Cyder's Henry Chevallier Guild and Molson Coors UK MD Phil Whitehead 8 Jan 2018

Olly Wehring

Over the weekend, Molson Coors announced its purchase of UK cider producer Aspall Cyder. Earlier today, just-drinks spoke to Henry Chevallier Guild, from the family that owned Aspall, and the MD of Molson Coors UK & Ireland, Phil Whitehead.


"You could argue that we are stupid to sell in Travel Retail; for us it is the right environment" - Interview, Edrington MD for Global Travel Retail, Igor Boyadjian 10 Oct 2017

Andy Morton

In early-October, Edrington officially unveiled its new Global Travel Retail range for its The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky brand. The Macallan Quest Collection differs from its predecessor, the 1824 range, by having four SKUs instead of three. At the Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes, just-drinks sat down with Edrington's MD for GTR, Igor Boyadjian to discuss the reasons for the four tiers, why Edrington could exit the GTR channel and how digital is expected to transform transactions.

Latest News

Pernod Ricard takes full control of Avion Spirits Tequila venture 17 Jan 18

Olly Wehring

The US division of Pernod Ricard has sucked up the outstanding 16% of Avion Spirits, completing the buyout of its partner in the Tequila venture.


Refresco gets go-ahead for Cott Corp bottling purchase 17 Jan 18

Olly Wehring

Refresco has cleared the final hurdle in its attempts to close the acquisition of Cott Corp’s bottling assets.


VSPT Wine Group offloads 12.5% stake to China's Yanghe Distillery Co 16 Jan 18

Lucy Britner

Chile's VSPT Wine Group has sold a minority share to a distilled drinks company in China. 


Vintage Wine Estates continues acquisition trail with Tamarack Cellars buy 16 Jan 18

Lucy Britner

Vintage Wine Estates has added a Washington state winery to its stable in the same month as it completes a deal for several wine brands. 


Zamora Co adds Lolea sangria stake to armoury 11 Jan 18

Olly Wehring

Zamora Co has confirmed its purchase of a "strategic stake" in premium sangría brand Lolea.


The Coca-Cola Co buys Chilean juice maker Comercializadora Novaverde 10 Jan 18

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has teamed up with local bottlers to purchase Chile's Comercializadora Novaverde, the owner of juice brand Guallarauco.

Latest blogs

SABMiller's last word 10 Oct 16

Andy Morton

Today is SABMiller's final day. Some time this evening, Brussel's time, the second-biggest brewer in the world will be subsumed into the biggest, creating a beer behemoth of unprecedented proportions.


Ex-Kraft CFO - Is Boston Beer Co readying a sale? 11 Jan 16

Olly Wehring

This may have slipped under the wire at the end of last year, but could a pre-Christmas HR announcement signal Boston Beer Co's preparedness for a sale?



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