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What effect does lifestyle have on mortality?

A recent study set out to examine differences in the risk of mortality and in survival associated with a healthy lifestyle versus a less hea...

Responsible drinking around the world - June

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

Has industry gained a greater say on Brexit?

Predictions that last week's UK General Election would be all about Brexit turned out to be inaccurate, but it is without doubt the issue do...

The just-drinks analyst writes... - June

Our former beverage analyst Ian Shackleton has focused his attention this month on the post-election outlook in the UK and how macro uncerta...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Global Spirits owner Eugen Chernyak 27 Jun 2017

Lucy Britner

Last month, just-drinks was a guest of Ukrainian drinks group Global Spirits. The tour took in the company’s Cognac distillery, Shustov, in Odessa as well as the Khortytsa vodka facility in Zaporizhia. just-drinks sat down with Global Spirits’ founder & owner, Eugen Chernyak, to talk about his firm’s US ambitions, the ongoing battle to preserve Ukrainian 'Cognac' and the importance of quality.


Interview - Heaven Hill president Max Shapira 20 Jun 2017

Lucy Britner

Later this year, US spirits firm Heaven Hill Brands will see both a new Bourbon and a new vodka production facility become operational. Yesterday, just-drinks sat down with Heaven Hill president Max Shapira at Vinexpo in Bordeaux to talk about family ownership, the Bourbon boom and the company's investment in vodka.

Latest News

Constellation Brands Q1 2018 results - Preview 27 Jun 17

Lucy Britner

Ahead of the release on Thursday of Constellation Brands' results for its first quarter fiscal-2018, here's a look at the events that shaped the three months to the end of May for the company.


Global Spirits ramps up US presence 27 Jun 17

Lucy Britner

Global Spirits has signed new distribution agreements in Kentucky and Colorado as it looks to widen its footprint in the US market. 


Sazerac gives Tuaca packaging refresh 26 Jun 17

Olly Wehring

Sazaerac Co has followed up the recent repositioning of Southern Comfort with a global packaging update for its other recently-purchased spirits brand, Italy's Tuaca.


Drinkaware to focus on UK's older drinkers 26 Jun 17

Lucy Britner

UK alcohol education charity Drinkaware has released a new strategy, centred around older consumers. 


This week's spirits & wine coverage on just-drinks 23 Jun 17

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global spirits & wine categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & bottled water.


Heineken defends Desperados over Tequila claims 23 Jun 17

Andy Morton

Heineken has said its Tequila-flavoured beverage Desperados complies with all labelling regulations, after the body in charge of safeguarding Tequila's image reportedly accused the brand of misrepresenting the spirit.

Latest blogs

The (temporary) return of Paul Walsh to the drinks debate 27 Apr 17

Andy Morton

Paul Walsh just can't stay away from the drinks industry.


When life gives you lemons, make soap 9 Feb 17

Lucy Britner

Bacardi's 42 Below vodka brand has found a novel way to use the lemons left over from cocktail-making: Turn them into liquid soap.

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