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2018's most important trade shows

From London, New York and Düsseldorf to Dubai, China and beyond, here is the just-drinks round up of the biggest trade shows in 2018....

Ten takeaways from the Global Drinks Forum - Pt 1

The Global Drinks Forum in Berlin this October hosted 11 presentations from all corners of the drinks industry. Talks at the day-long intern...

Why the time to educate consumers may have arrived

After years of trying - and failing - are the drinks industry's attempts to educate consumers finally falling on open ears? On-premise and s...

Diageo in Europe, Russia & Turkey - Analysis

In the most recent of Diageo's series of 'brunch-time' conference calls with regional presidents, John Kennedy - president Europe, Russia &...

Latest Interviews

"More Chinese people like wine - they want to know more about it" - Interview, Alan's Wines & Spirits chairman Alan Wang 12 Jun 2017

Andy Morton

Alan Wang is the founder of Alan's Wines & Spirits, which has 86 off-premise sites across China. just-drinks sat down with him during the 2017 China Food & Drinks Fair in Chengdu, where he spoke about the changing face of the Chinese consumer and reveals what he looks for in wine before allowing it on his shelves.


"Launching a brand new gin now would be a tough ask" - Interview, Wemyss Malts MD William Wemyss 10 Apr 2017

Lucy Britner

Late last month, Wemyss Malts announced plans to move its Darnley's gin production to its own, newly-created facility in Scotland. The gin, which launched in 2010, is currently produced at Thames Distillers in London.  At the same time, the firm announced that it has dropped 'View' from the brand name and rolled out fresh packaging as well as a Navy Strength version of its Spiced Gin brand. just-drinks sat down with Wemyss Malts founder and managing director William Wemyss in Edinburgh to find out why being "made in Scotland" is important.

Latest News

Global Brands lines up RTD cocktail range 'All Shook Up' 12 Apr 18

Lucy Britner

UK drinks firm Global Brands has launched a new range of ready-to-drink cocktails as it looks to tap into continued consumer interest in mixed drinks.


Tata Waters & Talking Rain Beverage Co launch Himalayan Natural Mineral Water in US  3 Apr 18

Lucy Britner

Tata Global Beverages' water division and the makers of Sparkling Ice have launched a Himalayan mineral water in the US market. 


Time runs out for Conviviality as administration beckons 29 Mar 18

Olly Wehring

Conviviality has admitted defeat in its survival battle, with administrators set to be appointed at the beleaguered group.


The Coca-Cola Co uses Internet of Things to connect coolers in US 23 Mar 18

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co is testing new technology across selected US convenience stores as it looks to track product inventory and monitor energy efficiency.


Baron Philippe de Rothschild brings Chile's Mas Andes range to UK 21 Mar 18

Lucy Britner

Baron Philippe de Rothschild's Maipo Chile unit has released the Mas Andes range of wines in the UK market. 


Bacardi brings premium Martini sparkling wines to Germany - ProWein 2018 21 Mar 18

Lucy Britner

Bacardi has released three premium sparkling wines to the German market, under the Martini brand. 

Latest blogs

What's on offer in the UK off-trade? 18 Jun 15

Lucy Britner

A red sticker to a shopper is like a red rag to a bull. And as the masses charge at the deals, UK off licences and supermarkets are finding new and novel ways to entice the herd.



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