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What do US wholesalers think of spirits trends?

Morgan Stanley this week released its second survey of US wholesalers, which found increased confidence is the country's spirits market. The...

How the craft economy is loosening alcohol laws

In the LCBO liquor store near Ossington subway station in Toronto's trendy west end, business is good....

Brexit - What's certain is that nothing is certain

Attending the UK Wine & Spirits Trade Association’s annual conference in London yesterday, I was particularly struck by one thought: Strippi...

The future of drinks flavours - Consumer Trends

The broadening taste palate of consumers is spurring ever more adventurous flavour creations in the drinks sector, Ben Cooper writes, while...

Latest Interviews

Interview Campari CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz, Part II 8 Sep 2016

Olly Wehring

In part two of our interview with Gruppo Campari's CEO, we talk to Bob Kunze-Concewitz about the company's approach to its portfolio and to the craft segment, as well as its M&A strategy and non-core asset plans.


Interview, Campari CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz, Part I 6 Sep 2016

Olly Wehring

Bob Kunze-Concewitz has seen a lot in his time with Gruppo Campari. Having joined the company from Procter & Gamble in 2005, when he came on board as CMO, he'll celebrate a decade as group CEO in May next year. In that time, he's seen Campari's fortunes rise, fall and rise again as drinks trends have come and gone. He's also been at the helm during an active period of M&A, not only for Campari specifically, but also within the spirits category generally. Late last month, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met up with him on a visit to London.

Latest News

This week in spirits & wine 23 Sep 16

Lucy Britner

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 drinks & water.


Consumers in Spain returning to on-trade - Diageo 23 Sep 16

Lucy Britner

The president of Diageo's Europe, Turkey and Russia unit has hailed a return to on-premise consumption in Spain.


Charter Brands' Langley's Old Tom Gin - NPD 23 Sep 16

Lucy Britner

Charter Brands has released its first new product since the launch of Langley's No 8 three years ago


Clyde May's straight Bourbon, Cask Strength - NPD 23 Sep 16

Olly Wehring

Conecuh Ridge Distillers has launched an extension of its Clyde May's US whiskey brand, with a limited edition cask strength iteration rolling out across the US next month.


"We're not complacent about Brexit" - Diageo 22 Sep 16

Lucy Britner

The UK's decision to leave the European Union has not had a notable impact on Diageo's business, according to the president of its Europe, Russia and Turkey unit.


Luxury and e-commerce a "natural fit" - Diageo 22 Sep 16

Lucy Britner

The president of Diageo's Europe, Russia and Turkey unit has said online retail lends itself to high-end drinks sales. 

Latest blogs

Queues are forming for latest (Jim Beam) Apple product 9 Sep 16

Lucy Britner

Move over iPhone 7 headphones-gate, there is a new Apple product causing a stir. Or a shake. Or just a shot.


Bacardi's ice cube of information 6 Sep 16

Olly Wehring

I was full of questions yesterday when reading our news story about Bacardi's Martini Smart Cube. An ice cube-shaped device that can provide real-time information about its consumer? How? What? Why? Here are some more details to help answer my - and maybe your questions.

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