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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...

Pernod Ricard's ambitions in China - Focus

Last week, Pernod Ricard hosted analysts, journalists and investors at its latest Capital Market Day, in China. The company outlined its amb...

Pernod Ricard Capital Market Day - Asia overview

Last week, analysts, journalists and investors from around the world travelled to Shenzhen in China for Pernod Ricard's Capital Market Day....

Retaliatory tariffs "wild card" for Brown-Forman

In the same week as reporting its fiscal full-year results, Brown-Forman saw its share price fall by around 5%. The problem, analyst said in...

Latest Interviews

"In any integration, we've always talked about three kinds of synergies. With SABMiller, there was a fourth" - just-drinks meets Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito - Part I 13 Jun 2018

Olly Wehring

Late last week, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met with Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO in London. A notoriously-reluctant interviewee, Carlos Brito talked for over an hour about the brewer's learnings from SABMiller, the trends set to shape the future for the beer category and which bets the group has put down on potential growth opportunities going forward.


"Our latest campaign was fuelled by simply looking at Google" - just-drinks speaks to Beam Suntory's global chief marketing officer, Rebecca Messina 13 Jun 2018

Andy Morton

Rebecca Messina joined Beam Suntory two-and-a-half years ago to lead global marketing after spending the previous two decades with The Coca-Cola Co. This week, Messina took time out from Beam Suntory's annual global conference in Barcelona to sit down with just-drinks and talk about what lessons she has brought from Coca-Cola to her current role, the challenges of marketing around stock shortages and why there would be no winners from a Trump trade war.

Latest News

This week in spirits & wine, featuring Irish whiskey's battle against time, Sazerac's barrel shortage warning and preparing for a Vranken-Pommery Cordoniu bunk-up? 22 Jun 18

Olly Wehring

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.


Edrington puts Cutty Sark, Glenturret Scotch whiskies up for sale 22 Jun 18

Andy Morton

Edrington is looking to offload its Cutty Sark and Glenturret Scotch whiskies, as the group looks to focus on its core premium spirits range.


Former United Spirits president launches premium IMFL JV 22 Jun 18

Kevin Jacobs

A new joint venture between United Spirits executive Vijay Rekhi and Globus Spirits has announced details of a three-strong range of higher-end Indian Made Foreign Liquor expressions in the country.


Edrington fiscal-2018 sales rise despite "challenging" blended Scotch market - results 22 Jun 18

Andy Morton

Edrington has reported a 7% lift in sales from its latest fiscal full-year, driven by the group's premium spirits portfolio including single malt Scotch The Macallan.


US government withdraws US$100m funding for alcohol trial over credibility concerns 21 Jun 18

Andy Morton

A US government health agency has halted its partnership of a seven-year study into the effects of alcohol after media reports its authors sought funding from drinks firms while suggesting the study would have a positive outcome.


Pernod Ricard's Jameson drives Irish whiskey domestic volume growth - figures 21 Jun 18

Andy Morton

Irish whiskey's domestic volumes showed good growth last year, as they increased by 6% on the corresponding 12 months prior, new figures show.

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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