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This week in spirits & wine

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drin...

A game of two halves for Remy Cointreau - Analysis

Whether you're a brewer, a distiller or a winemaker, the watchword for results announcements this season is: strategic plan....

Alcohol's association with breast cancer - ISFAR

Most observational epidemiologic studies have shown a slight increase in the risk of breast cancer for women who consume alcohol; the degree...

Whatever happened to binge Britain? - comment

Ten years ago today, when the new Licensing Act came into effect in the UK, I was a cub reporter on licensed-trade newspaper The Morning Adv...

Latest Interviews

How to turn a domestic spirit into a global brand 26 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

Last year, Marco Ferrari left his post as CMO of SPI Group to lead Italian spirits and aperitif maker Montenegro Group. just-drinks spoke to him at the TFWA exhibition in Cannes in October to find out what it is like to go from managing a global brand such as Stolichnaya to a company with strong domestic brands and a global outlook. Ferrari also spoke about his ambitions for Amaro Montenegro, a herbal liqueur that is finding traction in the US.

Interview, Lidl's UK head of beer, wine & spirits 13 Nov 2015

Olly Wehring

In part two of this week's just-drinks interview, Ben Hulme, Lidl's head of beer, wines & spirits in the UK, discusses how the company has worked to change its reputation with both its customers and its suppliers, the role that brands have played - and could continue to play - and Minimum Unit Pricing.

Latest News

India's Bihar state readies alcohol ban 27 Nov 15

Olly Wehring

Bihar is the latest state in India that will ban the consumption of alcohol, fulfilling an election pledge by the state's Chief Minister.

Bacardi's Aberfeldy 16 Year Old - NPD 27 Nov 15

Lucy Britner

Bacardi's Scotch whisky arm John Dewar & Sons has released a 16-year--old single malt from its Aberfeldy distillery.

Brown-Forman's Middle East head to retire 26 Nov 15

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman's long-serving Middle East head is to retire after 20 years with the company.

US Bartenders said to drive Italian spirits surge 26 Nov 15

Andy Morton

The head of Montenegro Group, owner of the Amaro Montenegro Italian liqueur, has said there is rising demand for Italian spirits in the US as bartenders get behind the category.

New generation of consumers to drive China growth 26 Nov 15

Lucy Britner

 The CEO of Remy Cointreau has said the next generation of drinkers will help boost growth in China. 

Remy Cointreau sees H1 sales, profits rise 26 Nov 15

Lucy Britner

Remy Cointreau has posted a lift in sales and profits for the first half of its financial year despite continued challenges in China.

Latest blogs

Baileys and the "bellwether of naffness" 18 Nov 15

Andy Morton

Companies are very protective of their brand image. So it is refreshing to hear Diageo's Garbhan O’Bric, the global brand director for Baileys, speak the unvarnished truth when talking about the liqueur's recent past.

Tax Free World Association - Day three: Beam Suntory's big boat and Patron's virtual home 22 Oct 15

Andy Morton

just-drinks is in Cannes this week at the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.

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