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just-drinks is in Berlin this week for Bar Convent Berlin. Here's the second and final part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of Europe's most important dates in the alcohol industry's calendar.
just-drinks is in Berlin this week for Bar Convent Berlin. Here's the first part of Andy Morton's daily blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of Europe's most important dates in the alcohol industry's calendar.
Responding to criticism on social media is tough. You've got to engage the consumer without starting an argument and - ideally - get them on side.
Want to know how The Coca-Cola Co-backed Keurig Kold - released in the US yesterday - works?
While analysts mull the numbers of Anheuser-Busch InBev's impending offer for SABMiller, there's a timely reminder in The Times newspaper this week that the proposed deal may yet fall victim to other vagaries.
Part of my lot on just-drinks is to nail down senior executives within our industry – the more senior the better. I've enjoyed interviewing many of the CEOs within our ranks, but one that I have never been able to get to is Anheuser-Busch InBev's Carlos Brito.
Sometimes, it's the simple things in life that are the most satisfying. Like a good book and a decent glass of wine...
The stand for Swartland Independent Producers sits in the far back corner of the Cape Wine exhibition hall, but its influence can be felt across the show floor.
Today is the opening day at Cape Wine 2015 and that means the morning was taken up by welcome speeches.
The technical gremlins got to us yesterday, when a local internet fault brought down the just-drinks site for part of the day.
just-drinks is in South Africa for the Cape Wine exhibition this week, courtesy of Wines of South Africa (WOSA).
There are six classic regions for Scotch whisky- Highland, Lowland, Islay, Speyside, West Highlands and Islands. We might need to add outer space to that list.
You may have seen the release this week by Moet Hennessy of a white paper looking at the results of a vial of Ardbeg's two-and-a-half years aboard the International Space Station.
It's not often you hear the phrase “fantasy-world-inspired” in the drinks trade.
Brewdog, the Scottish brewery with a self-styled “punk” demeanour, prides itself on punching up.
We had some technical problems with the just-drinks site yesterday.
No self-respecting rapper is without some affiliation to a booze brand. Vodka is de rigueur, thanks to P Diddy and his tie-up with Diageo and Ciroc.
Is this the true breakfast of champions?
We are well served in the drinks industry by quality advertising campaigns.
This week, London's Kensington Olympia is home to the Campaign for Real Ale's Great British Beer Festival.
It would appear that the folk at the UK arm of Carlsberg have this year found the 'gimmicky' drawer in the marketing office.
It's a popular grizzle and one I'll admit to having on at least one or two occasions… a day. Why do people post photos of their food and/or drink on to my social media feed?
After a 2014 it'll want to forget, Treasury Wine Estates has some good news.
The garden shed is usually home to some spiders, a lawnmower and a few half-empty paint tins.
Frank Sinatra liked a drink. He was famous for it.
Want to know how to make it to the top of the beverage business? According to Muhtar Kent, it's all about the networking.
A red sticker to a shopper is like a red rag to a bull. And as the masses charge at the deals, UK off licences and supermarkets are finding new and novel ways to entice the herd.
To celebrate its 250th anniversary, Cognac brand Hennessy is trumpeting a virtual time capsule, making a parallel between it and a barrel of Cognac.
Rarely do sponsorship deals pay off so quickly.
I've just got back from New York, where the owner of a successful string of Manhattan bars showed me one of his latest best-sellers.
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