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Is time right for TWE to move for Diageo's wines?

It’s hard to believe now, but when Diageo acquired Seagram’s wine operations in late-2000, it was seen as a real opportunity; exciting even....

Is Brown-Forman at the end of the SoCo road?

Much as Brown-Forman would not be drawn on reports last week that its Southern Comfort whiskey liqueur has been put up for sale, the brand's...

Constellation Brands H1 results - Preview

Constellation Brands will announce its half-year and second-quarter results on Wednesday (7 October)....

Is Brown-Forman doing a Jack Daniel's in Ireland?

At the official ground-breaking ceremony for Brown-Forman's Slane Castle Irish whiskey distillery this week, the talk among a few of the gue...

Latest Interviews

Making consumers the centre of your business 6 Oct 2015

Lucy Britner

Earlier this year, Pernod Ricard outlined plans to shift the "heart" of its business from its brands to its consumers. Speaking at his first of the company's annual Capital Markets Day briefings, new CEO Alex Ricard told analysts and journalists that consumers "don't think in categories" any more. But, what does this consumer-centralisation mean, and how does a company go about it? One of Pernod's executive team charged with implementing changes is global business development director Conor McQuaid. just-drinks spoke to McQuaid to get a better idea of Pernod's consumer-centric company strategy.

What's behind Brown-Forman's Irish whiskey plans? 30 Sep 2015

Lucy Britner

The owner of the largest US whiskey brand in the world has bought into Ireland to create a new whiskey brand. Can Brown-Forman make Slane Whiskey as successful as Jack Daniel's? What was the thinking behind the move? just-drinks spoke to Brown-Forman executive VP & chief brands and strategy officer Lawson Whiting at the company's ground-breaking ceremony to find out.

Latest News

Constellation H1 kicks on with Q2 sales lift 7 Oct 15

Olly Wehring

Constellation Brands has seen its sales in the second quarter accelerate, leading to a top-line increase in the half-year.

Pernod Ricard revives Beefeater Crown Jewel 7 Oct 15

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard has said its on-trade relaunch of the Beefeater Crown Jewel is a “thank you” to bartenders who lobbied the company for the 50% abv gin's return.

NPD - Rémy Cointreau's Bruichladdich Octomore 07.3 7 Oct 15

Olly Wehring

Remy Cointreau's Bruichladdich Scotch whisky brand has released the latest iteration of its Octomore single malt. Available online from this week,

NPD - Campari America's Cynar 70 proof 7 Oct 15

Lucy Britner

Gruppo Campari's US arm Campari America has introduced a 70 proof version of its bitter artichoke liqueur Cynar. 

NPD - Hibiki Japanese Harmony Master’s Select 7 Oct 15

Lucy Britner

Beam Suntory's global travel retail division has launched a Master's Select version of its Hibiki Japanese Harmony whisky. 

Asia-Pacific drinks co's hopeful as TPP secured 6 Oct 15

Keith Nuthall

Drinks exporters in the Asia-Pacific region are awaiting the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, which was successfully concluded yesterday.

Latest blogs

Bar Convent Berlin - Day two: Startups and fishy gin 7 Oct 15

Andy Morton

just-drinks is in Berlin this week for Bar Convent Berlin. Here's the second and final part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of Europe's most important dates in the alcohol industry's calendar.

Bar Convent Berlin - Day one: A bigger beginning 6 Oct 15

Andy Morton

just-drinks is in Berlin this week for Bar Convent Berlin. Here's the first part of Andy Morton's daily blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of Europe's most important dates in the alcohol industry's calendar.

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