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Analysis - Storm clouds lift over Diageo Towers

Is the sun finally about to return for Diageo? Analysts at Nomura have upgraded their rating for the global drinks giant from 'neutral' to '...

just On Call - Heineken CEO hints at craft boost

Heineken's CEO has said the company is to add premium lines to its portfolio - including craft brands - to stave off competition from indepe...

Diageo takeover unlikely amid 3G bid rumours

Is Diageo about to be taken over by a heavyweight Brazilian investment fund? That's the big question after a Brazilian magazine reported on...

Focus - The Risks of Acquisitions

Drinks giant Diageo has been in the news recently after discrepancies were found in the results of United Spirits, an Indian spirits company...

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

Constellation to spend US$315m on Meiomi 1 Jul 15

Lucy Britner

Constellation Brands is to acquire Californian wine brand Meiomi for approximately US$315m.

Diageo sells "non-core" Gleneagles 1 Jul 15

Olly Wehring

Diageo has confirmed the divestment of Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland.

La Martiniquaise becomes Belvedere shareholder 30 Jun 15

Stuart Todd

French spirits group La Martiniquaise Bardinet is the latest company to have taken a stake in Belvedere.

Accolade Wines set to buy in Argentina, Chile 29 Jun 15

Olly Wehring

The general manager of Accolade Wines has told just-drinks that the company is looking for acquisitions in Argentina and Chile as it aims to position itself as a “one-stop shop" for New World wine offerings in the UK.

"No plans" to offload Brugal rum - Edrington 29 Jun 15

Andy Morton

Edrington has said it has no plans to sell Brugal rum after the brand suffered a second write-down in three years.

Diageo lining up Gleneagles sale - report 29 Jun 15

Andy Morton

Diageo is closing in on a sale of its Gleneagles hotel, according to a Financial Times report.

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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