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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 &...

No-alcohol growth about seeking - Consumer Trends

A new generation of non-alcoholic drinks, and the growth they are achieving, is deservedly generating excitement in the drinks sector. The k...

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

Afri Cola sees craft demand drive US distribution  10 Nov 17

Lucy Britner

Germany-based Mineralbrunnen Überkingen-Teinach's cola brand Afri Cola has seen a lift in US distribution after it was re-introduced to the market earlier this year. 


The top off-premise drinks trends in the UK - research 1 Nov 17

Lucy Britner

Alcohol consumers in London prefer to serve their gin at home with herbs, while the cider category has seen the biggest growth in the Midlands, according to recent research from a UK off-premise multiple.


E&J Gallo brings Apothic Dark to UK market 27 Oct 17

Lucy Britner

E&J Gallo has launched its Apothic Dark wine in the UK market, in an effort to bring new consumers to the Apothic brand. 


Jolt Cola relaunches in the US, signs Amazon deal  20 Oct 17

Lucy Britner

US energy drinks producer Jolt has announced a deal with Amazon, one month after its Jolt Cola relaunched in the US market. 


Vina Ventisquero names Kingsland Drinks UK distributor 2 Oct 17

Lucy Britner

Chilean wine firm Viña Ventisquero has appointed Kingsland Drinks to handle its portfolio in the UK market. 


Drizly appoints former Walmart US CEO as director  27 Sep 17

Lucy Britner

Alcohol e-commerce firm Drizly has appointed a former CEO of Walmart US as its first independent director. 

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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