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Where has Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits gone wrong?

Earlier this week, Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits confirmed it is considering selling off some brands in a bid to reduce costs. At the same ti...

How should adult soft drinks be sold to consumers?

In her latest consumer trends column, Laura Foster looks at the rise of non-alcoholic and adult soft drinks. The key to their success, she s...

Self-serve - Driving a sea-change in soft drinks

Soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett has seen the future. Again. This time, it happened when he popped out for a burger....

Pernod Ricard's ambitions in China - Focus

Last week, Pernod Ricard hosted analysts, journalists and investors at its latest Capital Market Day, in China. The company outlined its amb...

Latest Interviews

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes on the future of gin, the growth of no-alcohol and the plan to kick-start vodka 26 Jul 2018

Lucy Britner

Earlier today, Diageo released its full-year 2018 results, with growth coming from all regions. just-drinks spoke to CEO Ivan Menezes after the announcement to discuss the challenging vodka market, increasing thirst for no- and low-alcohol drinks and the booming gin category. 


"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

Sazerac's Paddy Irish Whiskey partners with London Irish Rugby Club 24 Sep 18

Lucy Britner

Sazerac's UK distribution unit has announced a sponsorship deal between its Paddy Irish Whiskey brand and London Irish Rugby Club.


PepsiCo launches twisted glassware to align with AXL bottle 18 Sep 18

Andy Morton

PepsiCo is to match its on-premise glassware with its retail bottle packaging in the UK as it looks to boost brand awareness for the sugar-free Pepsi Max variant.


Diageo's Bulleit lines up bartender 'test lab' space in San Francisco 17 Sep 18

Lucy Britner

Diageo has opened an education and experimentation space for bartenders as it looks to support the US on-premise.


Whyte & Mackay partners with Proximo in UK on-premise 11 Sep 18

Richard Woodard

Spirits companies Whyte & Mackay and Proximo Spirits have teamed up to create a joint sales force targeting the UK on-premise channel.


Brown-Forman targets UK on-premise for single malt Scotch stable with Mangrove Global tie-up 23 Aug 18

Olly Wehring

Brown-Forman has added its three single malt Scotch whisky brands to the existing UK distribution arrangement with Mangrove Global.


Altia signs Hernö Gin in Nordic, Baltic partnership 14 Aug 18

Lucy Britner

Altia has agreed to handle the Hernö Gin brand in several Nordic and Baltic markets.

Latest blogs

AG Barr launches Funkin innovation search 5 Jul 17

Lucy Britner

AG Barr has lined up a Funkin campaign in the UK to find an 'innovation champion'.


People want to drink beer in cafes 6 May 16

Lucy Britner

The rules have changed. The goal posts have... gone?



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