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The sobering message from Minimum Unit Pricing

It was a dark day for the drinks industry yesterday, and one that demands we take a long, hard look at ourselves. Because, the confirmation...

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...

2017 has been the most dramatic year for wine

As 2017  draws to a close, Chris Losh looks back at a year that will go down in history as a major turning point for the global wine industr...

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...

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.


"In the US, we don't sell a litre. Come on, have a go!" - Interview, Australian Vintage CEO Neil McGuigan - Part II 8 Jun 2017

Olly Wehring

In part two of our interview with Australian Vintage CEO Neil McGuigan - part one can be found here - we discuss his plans for the US, his preferred vineyard-ownership structure and the likelihood of a name-change for the company.

Latest News

This week in spirits & wine, featuring a dramatic year for wine, e-sports opportunities and results from Lucas Bols 17 Nov 17

Lucy Britner

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global spirits & wine categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & bottled water.


Heineken, Big Drop back Club Soda's Mindful Drinking Christmas Festival 17 Nov 17

Lucy Britner

Heineken's 0.0 beer, along with low-alcohol craft brewer Big Drop, will sponsor a mindful drinking festival in London this month. 


Les Grands Chais de France rolls out Calvet campaign to UK 17 Nov 17

Lucy Britner

Les Grands Chais de France has launched an outdoor digital media campaign for its Calvet wine brand in the UK market, as it looks to take advantage of the festive season. 


Pernod Ricard, Usain Bolt launch Mumm Grand Cordon in Japan - video 16 Nov 17

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard has rolled out a new bottle design for its Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne to the Japanese market. 


González Byass's Pio X Moscatel - Product Launch 16 Nov 17

Andy Morton

Sherry producer Gonzalez Byass is to launch an ultra-premium Moscatel made with grapes that were grown more than 150 years ago.


Minimum Unit Pricing gets green light in Scotland as drinks industry loses legal battle 15 Nov 17

Olly Wehring

The UK Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal lodged by three drinks industry trade associations, clearing the way for Minimum Unit Pricing to be introduced in Scotland.

Latest blogs

The (temporary) return of Paul Walsh to the drinks debate 27 Apr 17

Andy Morton

Paul Walsh just can't stay away from the drinks industry.


Accolade Wines and a giant of the tennis world 12 Dec 16

Olly Wehring

Earlier this month, I was most-kindly invited by Accolade Wines to visit the Royal Albert Hall in London. The reason? They wanted to see a tennis great in action, and then give them a guided tour through their Anakena wine portfolio.

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