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What Brexit means for drinks industry? - Analysis

The UK's vote yesterday (June 23) to quit the European Union (EU) creates deep uncertainty, not only over the shape of future food and drink...

Non-Scotch Whisky Essentials, Part II

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category. In part two, we consider the s...

Non-Scotch Whisky Essentials, Part III

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category. In part three, we look at what t...

Non-Scotch Whisky Essentials, Part IV

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category. In part four, we turn our attent...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Conviviality CEO Diana Hunter 4 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Earlier this week, UK drinks company Conviviality agreed to purchase Bibendum PLB for GBP60m (US$88.5m), in what the country's Wine and Spirit Trade Association CEO Miles Beale called a "potentially seismic deal" for the industry. 


Renegade Spirits' Mark Reynier - Interview 23 Feb 2016

Andy Morton

It is late afternoon on what has been a long day. But, Mark Reynier, formerly the head of Bruichladdich and now founder of Renegade Spirits, still has the energy to vent his grievances over the Irish whiskey industry he has inhabited for just over a year.

Latest News

The UK Referendum - just-drinks Live Blog 24 Jun 16

Olly Wehring

Yesterday, the UK voted to leave the European Union. The result of the referendum fell 52% in favour of the so-called 'Brexit'. We'll keep you up to date throughout the day on drinks industry reaction.


UK spirits producers braced for Brexit impact 24 Jun 16

Lucy Britner

The UK spirits industry is preparing itself for short-term losses following the decision to leave the European Union. 


This week in spirits & wine on just-drinks 24 Jun 16

Olly Wehring

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.


Ex-William Grant CEO Stella David re-joins Bacardi 24 Jun 16

Olly Wehring

The former head of William Grant & Sons, Stella David, has returned to her previous employer Bacardi, this time as a director.


Quintessential Brands revamps Bloom Gin bottle 24 Jun 16

Lucy Britner

Quintessential Brands has repackaged its Bloom Gin brand as it looks to propel long-term growth. 


Diageo up Smirnoff's Pride tie-in with new bottle 24 Jun 16

Andy Morton

Diageo has unveiled a new Smirnoff bottle to celebrate this year's Pride in London event.

Latest blogs

Caipirinha Facts! 8 Jun 16

Olly Wehring

This weekend sees yet another “International Day” for a drinks category. Lucky us. Anyway, ahead of Sunday’s International Cachaça Day, here’s a wealth of information on Brazil’s national spirit, courtesy of Gruppo Campari’s Sagatiba cachaça brand.


The brutal truth behind India's temperance movement 25 May 16

Andy Morton

Some people in India believe alcohol should be more difficult to purchase. Last month, the state of Bihar halted all alcohol sales as its chief minister made good on an election promise.

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