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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 2

The Global Drinks Forum in Berlin last month hosted 11 presentations from all corners of the drinks industry. Talks at the day-long internat...

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...

Latest Interviews

"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.

"The way to drive dark spirits is to make them accessible. And accessible means mixed" - Interview, Fever-Tree founders Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow 21 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

When premium mixers firm Fever-Tree launched its IPO in late-2014, shares were priced at GBP1.34. Today, following the release of 2016's results, Fever-Tree's shares are trading at over GBP15. Late last month, just-drinks sat down with the company's founders, Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow, who still own 21.8% of the company, to explore the reasons behind Fever-Tree's success.

Latest News

New Zealand Winegrowers launches Sauvignon Blanc push in UK 1 Mar 18

Lucy Britner

The trade organisation for New Zealand wine has rolled out a promotional campaign to the UK trade, in a bid to highlight the country's Sauvignon Blanc grape. 

Ian Macleod Distillers' Edinburgh Gin Pomegranate & Rose Fruit Gin Liqueur - Product Launch 26 Feb 18

Lucy Britner

Ian Macleod Distillers has rolled out a Pomegranate & Rose liqueur in the UK, under its Edinburgh Gin brand.

The Coca-Cola Co releases California Raspberry and Georgia Peach craft beverages 22 Feb 18

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co has launched a pair of craft-style beverages in the US market as it looks to capitalise on the growing popularity of craft soda. 

Bacardi takes employees 'Back to the Bar' 8 Feb 18

Lucy Britner

Bacardi has launched an internal campaign to help its employees get closer to consumers and cocktail trends. 

Fifth Generation launches Tito's Handmade Vodka in South America 5 Feb 18

Lucy Britner

Tito's Handmade Vodka will launch in two South American countries this month as owner Fifth Generation looks to roll it out across the continent.

Heineken takes Nespresso-style Blade system to US 1 Feb 18

Lucy Britner

Heineken has launched its countertop draught dispenser in the US, as it looks to target on-premise outlets that have smaller beer volumes.

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

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