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What Brexit means for drinks industry? - Analysis

The UK's vote yesterday (June 23) to quit the European Union (EU) creates deep uncertainty, not only over the shape of future food and drink...

Is there a link between alcohol and skin cancer?

Skin cancers, whether melanoma, basal cell, or squamous cell, are all increased by ultra-violet rays of the sun, and such cancers are much m...

Wine industry ready for environmental changes?

Late last month, Chris Losh attended the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium, held in Brighton on the south coast of England. Among th...

What the on-premise can teach us about the future

The on-premise channel remains a key testing-ground for new drinks products and has always pointed the way for trends in the wider beverage...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Kevin Klock, Talking Rain CEO - Part II 16 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

Talking Rain hit the big time with the success of Sparkling Ice. Growth for the sparkling flavoured water brand started in 2010, but Talking Rain had been around for more than two decades before then. In the second part of his just-drinks interview, CEO Kevin Klock talks about the lessons his company learned before its overnight success and how they informed his views on functional beverages. He also reveals which NBA superstar he invited to meet staff and the problems of competing for talent in an area dominated by global tech firms.

How to stay ahead in wine e-commerce -Virgin Wines 7 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

The concept of selling wine online may not be a new one but, as more companies look towards 'home-trade' and the likes of Amazon and eBay enter the market, established players need to stay ahead of the game. Virgin Wines CEO Jay Wright tells just-drinks how his firm looks to grow it relevance in an increasingly-crowded market place.

Latest News

The UK Referendum - just-drinks Live Blog 24 Jun 16

Olly Wehring

Yesterday, the UK voted to leave the European Union. The result of the referendum fell 52% in favour of the so-called 'Brexit'. We'll keep you up to date throughout the day on drinks industry reaction.

This week in spirits & wine on just-drinks 24 Jun 16

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.

Aldi dealt alcohol sales blow in Australia 23 Jun 16

James Atkinson

Aldi’s plans to expand alcohol sales capabilities to more of its Australian stores have been curtailed by regulators in the state of Western Australia.

India's Tamil Nadu state closes 500 liquor shops 22 Jun 16

Lucy Britner

The southeast Indian state of Tamil Nadu has announced the closure of 500 state-controlled alcohol shops. 

Breakthru Beverage takes full control in Arizona 22 Jun 16

Andy Morton

Breakthru Beverage Group, the US wholesaler created through a merger by Charmer Sunbelt and Wirtz Beverage, has bought rival Glazer's 50% share in Alliance Beverage Distributing Co.

Ball Corp wins final EU clearance for Rexam buy 21 Jun 16

Andy Morton

Ball Corp's acquisition of drinks packaging rival Rexam has cleared another hurdle after the EU approved its sale of several metal beverage can assets.

Latest blogs

Badet Clement celebrates 20 years, and a new type of French consumer 3 Jun 16

Andy Morton

Just-drinks in is the French wine making region of Languedoc for the 20th anniversary of Badet Clement, one of France's most active wine brand owners.

The brutal truth behind India's temperance movement 25 May 16

Andy Morton

Some people in India believe alcohol should be more difficult to purchase. Last month, the state of Bihar halted all alcohol sales as its chief minister made good on an election promise.

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