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Ten things to know about spirits in the US

US spirits trade organisation the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) held its annual spirits briefing in New York yesterday. Here, just-drin...

Spirits in 2015 - just-drinks Review of the Year

With 2015 drawing to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry. Here, de...

Whatever happened to binge Britain? - comment

Ten years ago today, when the new Licensing Act came into effect in the UK, I was a cub reporter on licensed-trade newspaper The Morning Adv...

SABMiller, Carlsberg, Heineken: Poland's beer itch

As the third-largest beer market in Europe, Poland plays a sizable part in the fortunes of three of the world's largest brewers. As market l...

Latest Interviews

The Lidl effect on the new off-trade landscape 10 Nov 2015

Olly Wehring

As is often the case when meeting a person widely held to be “one of the most important people in the drinks industry”, Ben Hulme doesn't appear to live up to such superstar perceptions. Since joining Lidl in 2010, Hulme has progressed from its graduate trainee scheme to become the German-headquartered supermarket chain's head of beer, wines & spirits - a position he has held since June.


Interview - Tesco group wine director 21 May 2013

Olly Wehring

To coincide with this week's London International Wine Fair, just-drinks managed to secure some time yesterday (20 May) with Dan Jago, the UK and group wine director for Tesco. In the first of this two-part interview, we look at Jago's time in the wine industry, Tesco's relationship with the wine consumer in the UK, and the 'E' word.

Latest News

Virgin Wine boosts Prosecco UK sales 20 Jan 16

Andy Morton

Virgin Wines sold a third more Prosecco this Christmas compared to the year before, the UK online retailer has said.


Aldi's online wine store opens for business 20 Jan 16

Andy Morton

Aldi has started online wine sales in the UK with the launch of a GBP35m (US$50m) web platform.


Milennials hail moderate drinking over pricing 11 Jan 16

Lucy Britner

Millennial drinkers look to moderate alcohol consumption in order to prevent embarrassment on social media, according to new research. 


Accolade opens its own UK wine store 16 Dec 15

Lucy Britner

Accolade has opened a wine shop at its head office site in Weybridge, Surrey.


Ireland moves on minimum unit pricing bill 10 Dec 15

Lucy Britner

Ireland has moved one step closer to minimum unit pricing after health authorities approved legislation to tackle alcohol misuse.


Treasury Wine Estates to publish wine calories 7 Dec 15

Lucy Britner

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is to provide calorie information across its entire portfolio of bottled wine.

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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