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Remy Cointreau's bellwether Q3 - analysis

Remy Cointreau has started the year with a surprise - the company's Q3 Cognac sales, announced yesterday, surpassed even the most optimistic...

What's coming up in spirits in 2017? - Comment

Following on from Chris Losh's look at the year ahead for wine and Stephen Beaumont's consideration of the future for beer, Richard Woodard...

Responsible drinking review - Jan 2017

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

The just-drinks Analyst - 2017 forecasts

Former Nomura analyst Ian Shackleton returns today for his first look at the drinks industry in 2017. How well-buffed is his crystal ball?...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Pernod Ricard's luxury director 12 Jan 2017

Lucy Britner

Tareef Shawa joined Pernod Ricard in 2014, bringing with him luxury credentials from American Express's invitation-only Centurion division, as well as seven years at LVMH's Louis Vuitton as director of global client development. Speaking to just-drinks in London this week, the group's luxury & customer relationship management director discusses the concept of luxury, its role within Pernod and how to quantify the success of luxury events.


Interview - Loch Lomond GTR head Andre de Almeida 6 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

Andre de Almeida had been William Grant & Sons' director for European Travel Retail for four years when he decided earlier this year to take up the role of Global Travel Retail head at Scotch whisky specialists Loch Lomond Group. That was in July, and now the Brazilian-born de Almeida, who moved to Scotland when he was 15, faces one of the biggest challenges of his career - establishing Loch Lomond as a player in the GTR channel.

Latest News

This week in spirits & wine 20 Jan 17

Lucy Britner

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


Diageo closes spirits e-commerce portal in UK 20 Jan 17

Olly Wehring

Diageo has confirmed the pending closure of Alexander & James, only four years after setting up the UK-focused e-commerce portal.


Home entertaining offers drinks opp's - Diageo 19 Jan 17

Andy Morton

Diageo has labelled 2017 the year of home-consumption in a new report that predicts a shake-up for socialising over the next 12 months.


UK drinks industry responds to Brexit plans 19 Jan 17

Olly Wehring

The UK drinks industry has broadly welcomed the speech this week by the country's Prime Minister regarding her intention to take the UK out of the European Union, although trade associations say they will push for the ability to trade "as freely as possible" with the rest of Europe.


India's demonetisation fallout to continue 19 Jan 17

Andy Morton

The effects of India's recent demonetisation strategy will be felt for at least a year, according to a new analysis that paints a bleak picture of the fallout from the policy.


Remy Cointreau posts solid YTD as Cognac surges 19 Jan 17

Andy Morton

Strong Cognac sales in the third quarter have helped deliver an impressive year-to-date performance for Remy Cointreau.

Latest blogs

Angostura advertises the news 12 Dec 16

Lucy Britner

Most of the time, changes at the top of a company present themselves in press releases, stock exchange filings or responses from a spokesperson.


Situation Vacant - Must love whisk(e)y 8 Dec 16

Olly Wehring

Do you like whisk(e)y? And, I mean, really like whisk(e)y? Are you at a loose end in the first half of 2017? If so, then I've found just the job for you.

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