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Much Work to do on Packaging in the US

When it comes to recycling, the US falls well behind many developed markets. Is it time for companies to pick up the baton in the country? B...

Spirits - Where does 'Craft' End and 'Mass' Begin?

In spirits, the craft segment is making hay, with consumers buying into the category's more artisanal, less global approach. But, where is t...

ISFAR Critique 157

The authors of a recent paper on alcohol and mortality, and the case for age-specific alcohol consumption guidelines published in the BMJ, h...

Diageo banks on China's wider gifting culture

Gifting is still an “integral” part of wider Chinese culture, but the country's anti-extravagance campaign has been “incredibly disruptive”,...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Master of Malt 26 Feb 2015

Olly Wehring

Today, we're launching a new, quick-fire interview section that focuses on subscribers to just-drinks. First up, we welcome Ben Ellefsen, sales director at UK-based online spirits retailer Master of Malt.


Interview - Pernod Ricard's Outgoing CEO - Part II 12 Feb 2015

Olly Wehring

In the second part of just-drinks' exclusive interview with the outgoing CEO of Pernod Ricard, Pierre Pringuet, here he looks back at some of the deals that have shaped the company, and his role in their negotiation.

Latest News

just the week in - Spirits & Wine 27 Feb 15

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


just a While Ago - On 27 February in... 27 Feb 15

Olly Wehring

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Diageo completes Don Julio, Bushmills swap deal 27 Feb 15

James Wilmore

Diageo has completed its deal to regain full control of Tequila Don Julio from former joint partner Casa Cuervo.


NPD: Pisco Portón's La Caravedo 27 Feb 15

James Wilmore

Pisco Portón has added a new expression to its portfolio in a bid to highlight the “versatility” of the white spirit.


NPD - Pimm's Strawberry with a Hint of Mint 27 Feb 15

James Wilmore

Diageo is launching a new flavour variant of its Pimm's brand in the UK this spring.


Gallo launches UK New Amsterdam Vodka push 27 Feb 15

Olly Wehring

E&J Gallo has lined up a UK marketing campaign for its New Amsterdam vodka brand.

Latest blogs

Pernod Ricard's Havanista remains poised to capitalise post-embargo 27 Feb 15

James Wilmore

Spotted in Havana this week – a healthy stock of Pernod Ricard's Havanista rum.


Does Oscar glory beckon for 'Mr Heineken'? 23 Feb 15

Andy Morton

Alcohol always has a big presence at the Oscars, albeit mostly in a supporting role.

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