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The rise of experiences in the on-premise - trends

This month, consumer trends observer Lucy Britner explores the global popularity of escape rooms as consumers continue to hunt for new exper...

How UK craft brewers are winning with Generation Z

The adage that younger consumers of alcohol are drinking less but drinking better is widely-recognised. Earlier this month, the Society of I...

Connecting with Generation Z - FUTURES

Described by consumer insights company Trend Hunter as the ‘anti-Millennials’, Generation Z is digital-native, politically aware and likes t...

International Women's Day in the drinks industry

Today, 8 March, is International Women's Day. Here, just-drinks takes a look at what drinks companies are doing to mark the occasion and cha...

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

Island Bay targets UK on-premise with hard seltzer debut 7 Jul 20

Olly Wehring

Island Bay Drinks has lined up what it claims is the first on-premise launch in the UK for a hard seltzer brand.


Greene King tackles UK lockdown with pub food delivery 14 May 20

Andy Morton

UK brewer & pub owner Greene King has started a meal delivery service from a small number of London venues to help restart sales.


Hong Kong imposes capacity restrictions as bars reopen 7 May 20

Andy Morton

Hong Kong is to start allowing bars to reopen this weekend, although capacity will be limited to 50%.


US on-premise "won't just snap back" from coronavirus wipeout - The Boston Beer Co 24 Apr 20

Andy Morton

The US on-premise may not recover for years, The Boston Beer Co has warned, as the Samuel Adams brewer witnesses the "complete devastation" of its draught keg business.


Coronavirus impact hammers alcohol sales in Ireland, Northern Ireland - figures 24 Apr 20

Olly Wehring

Alcohol sales on the island of Ireland have plunged by almost a third, a trade association has estimated, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.


Australian wine exports dip globally, plunge in China in Q1 2020 - figures 16 Apr 20

Olly Wehring

The trade association for Australia's wine industry has broken with tradition and issued export figures on a quarterly basis, with the coronavirus pandemic "significantly" affecting the numbers for the first three months of 2020.



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