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Should alcohol consumption limits be reduced?

Using individual-participant data from a number of large studies, predominantly from the UK and other European countries, the authors of a r...

Remy Cointreau still packs a punch - Analysis

Remy Cointreau dropped a solid set of full-year results yesterday - sales for the 12 months were up 7%. But management at the self-styled lu...

Responsible drinking issues around the world

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at...

Campari Group Performance Trends 2013-2017 - data

In late-February, Campari Group released its results for 2017. The group saw sales in the 12-month period come in 6.3% up on 2016. Here, dri...

Latest Interviews

"Our ambition is to make Scotch the number one international spirits category in China" - Interview - Cristina Diezhandino, Diageo's Scotch category director & MD of Reserve brands 8 Mar 2018

Lucy Britner

In the same week as International Women's Day, the National Association for Female Executives named Diageo's North American unit as one of 2018's 'Top 60 Companies for Executive Women'. The news follows a raft of pledges from Diageo, through both its business and its brands, to champion equality. To mark International Women's Day, just-drinks talks to Cristina Diezhandino, Scotch category director & MD for Diageo's Reserve portfolio, about working in the whisk(e)y sectors, the future of Scotch and how bartenders are helping to propel Reserve brands.


"In other companies, it would have taken us three years to do what we have done in past six months" - just-drinks meets Stoli Group CEO Hugues Pietrini 26 Feb 2018

Andy Morton

Late last week, the head of Stoli Group, Hugues Pietrini, was in London for a few days. While in town, news & insights editor Andy Morton met him for lunch to talk about executive churn, the prospects for Stolichnaya and Stoli's continued expansion into other spirits sectors.

Latest News

Beam Suntory completes ABV Brands takeover in South Africa 23 Apr 18

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory has taken full control of its South African distributor, ABV Brands, two years after buying a 50% stake.


Puente Internacional's La Luna Mezcal - Product Launch 23 Apr 18

Olly Wehring

California-based Mexican spirits company Puente Internacional has added a mezcal to its portfolio. La Luna has launched in eight US markets in recent weeks.


Gordon & MacPhail’s Benromach 20th Anniversary Bottling - Product Launch 23 Apr 18

Olly Wehring

Gordon & MacPhail has lined up a limited edition single malt Scotch whisky iteration to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Benromach distillery.


This week in spirits & wine, featuring numbers from Remy Cointreau and Pernod Ricard, an interview with Wine Australia and big plans for Johnnie Walker 20 Apr 18

Lucy Britner

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global spirits & wine categories. Click the links to view our round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & bottled water.


Ian Macleod Distillers' Edinburgh Gin 1670 - Product Launch 20 Apr 18

Lucy Britner

Ian Macleod Distillers has added a limited-edition gin to its Edinburgh Gin portfolio.


Beam Suntory lines up UK Jim Beam on-premise push 20 Apr 18

Lucy Britner

Beam Suntory has announced a bartender engagement programme for its Jim Beam Bourbon brand in the UK market.

Latest blogs

Starbucks jumps on gin bandwagon 14 Mar 18

Lucy Britner

Starbucks has become the latest company to tap into the gin craze, with the launch of Starbucks Reserve Gin Barrel-Aged Cold Brew.


Feeling Blue on Monday? Help is at hand 15 Jan 18

Olly Wehring

It may not be scientific, but the third Monday in January has been coined 'Blue Monday' - the most depressing day of the year. Dreamed up in the UK by a psychologist commissioned by a holiday company 14 years ago, there's method in the madness: Lousy weather, post-Christmas blues, last pay-day feels ages ago, next pay-day barely on the horizon...



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