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14 April 2014 13:51

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Fergie set to see the reddies from wine auction

16 April 2014 17:18

As if winning 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and the UEFA Champions League twice wasn't enough, it appears Sir Alex Ferguson was also a pretty canny wine collector.

Andy Morton

Mead moves out of the dark ages as honey buzz continues

16 April 2014 16:19

A sign that the modern world's love of nostalgia is getting seriously out of hand appeared today with news that mead is the fastest growing category in the US alcoholic drinks market.

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Fergie set to see the reddies from wine auction

By: James Wilmore - 16 Apr 2014 17:18

As if winning 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and the UEFA Champions League twice wasn't enough, it appears Sir Alex Ferguson was also a pretty canny wine collector.

Mead moves out of the dark ages as honey buzz continues

By: Andy Morton - 16 Apr 2014 16:19

A sign that the modern world's love of nostalgia is getting seriously out of hand appeared today with news that mead is the fastest growing category in the US alcoholic drinks market.

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By: Olly Wehring - 14 Apr 2014 13:51

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Will Kestrel take flight with golfers?

By: Andy Morton - 10 Apr 2014 15:11

Most marketing campaigns have familiar goals - an increase in sales, wider consumer recognition. Others, such as the latest from Scottish beer brand Kestral lager - seek to change the entire lexicon of one of the world's most popular and venerable sports.

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By: Olly Wehring - 7 Apr 2014 13:33

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Olly & the London Marathon

By: Olly Wehring - 7 Apr 2014 10:04

Just over three years ago, my wife gave birth to our son, Conor. He arrived eight weeks early. To thank the charity that supported his premature arrival - and the neo-natal ward that kept him alive - I am running the London Marathon on Sunday, 13 April.

Fooling around on 1 April

By: James Wilmore - 1 Apr 2014 17:22

Despite the often cut-throat nature of the drinks industry, it's good to know some companies still have a sense of humour.

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By: Olly Wehring - 31 Mar 2014 14:53

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Is Shakespeare to blame for binge-drinking?

By: James Wilmore - 27 Mar 2014 17:51

Health campaigners have long bemoaned the fact that many forms of popular culture – films, TV, music – glamourise getting drunk.

Accolade Wines and Hardys soothe my cricketing pain

By: Olly Wehring - 25 Mar 2014 12:33

Those that know me know that I like my cricket (it's a sport, American people). As an England fan, I - like many others - have suffered a torrid winter, with the Australians tearing my team a new one Down Under.

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By: Olly Wehring - 25 Mar 2014 09:12

It's about that time of year when just-drinks hosts its annual webinar, looking at the results of our industry confidence survey. We'll run the live, free-to-attend webinar on Tuesday 8 April at 1400 UTC and we'd love for you to join us.

A Kentucky whiskey that's not a Bourbon? Only in America...

By: Andy Morton - 20 Mar 2014 16:30

Diageo and Brown-Forman have been at loggerheads the past week over what is best for the Tennessee whiskey category.

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By: Olly Wehring - 17 Mar 2014 12:34

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By: Olly Wehring - 3 Mar 2014 16:45

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Small step for vodka but Cognac wins the space race

By: Andy Morton - 24 Feb 2014 22:41

La Martiniquaise-Bardinet's vodka brand Poliakov has today (24 February) claimed a first with the news that it has launched a bottle into space. Well, 20 miles up, at least.

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By: Olly Wehring - 24 Feb 2014 15:48

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Introducing the wider world to 'share of throat'

By: Olly Wehring - 24 Feb 2014 12:31

When The Coca-Cola Co reported sliding sales and profits for 2013 last week, the media here in the UK wanted to speak to someone in the know about the performance.

Defining 'cost' - The duty + VAT calculator

By: Olly Wehring - 21 Feb 2014 16:22

From early April, the Government in the UK is implementing a ban on the sale of alcohol below cost.

US senator aims fire at CSDs in TV interview

By: James Wilmore - 19 Feb 2014 19:59

Last week we reported on the California senator who is aiming to force soft drinks firms to put health warning labels on “sugary” drinks sold in the state.

Molson Coors' Sochi beer fridge: an idea with legs

By: James Wilmore - 12 Feb 2014 23:44

It must be high-fives all round among the marketing team at Molson Coors’ Canada unit.

A new demographic for drinks firms feeling a bit ruff?

By: James Wilmore - 11 Feb 2014 00:44

An exciting new market is fast-emerging for drinks companies.

just-drinks Confidence Survey 2014 - Over to you

By: Olly Wehring - 10 Feb 2014 14:49

It's that time of year again. The just-drinks confidence survey returns for its annual outing.

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By: Olly Wehring - 10 Feb 2014 13:18

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Diageo's Bell's whisky ad proves industry is a soft touch

By: Andy Morton - 7 Feb 2014 12:28

It seems to me that ads for alcohol used to fall into two categories - funny or cool. Nowadays, marketing men appear to be branching out into a third option - touchy feely.

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By: Olly Wehring - 3 Feb 2014 14:01

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Campari embraces Fear & Loathing with Wild Turkey tie-up

By: James Wilmore - 31 Jan 2014 17:18

Gruppo Campari is taking advantage of the received wisdom that its Bourbon brand, Wild Turkey, was a favourite of the writer Hunter S Thompson.

Pernod Ricard looks for material gains with wearable tech

By: Andy Morton - 29 Jan 2014 17:23

Here at just-drinks we like to be on the cutting-edge of technology, so here's a nod (and a wink) to the latest in fashion unveiled at Pernod Ricard's innovation day in Paris on Tuesday.

Super Bowl XLVIII, AKA Budweiser Crying Bowl

By: Olly Wehring - 29 Jan 2014 15:02

Be warned, if you're going to watch the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos in this Sunday's Super Bowl, Anheuser-Busch InBev is gunning for you. Get the tissues ready: There will be tears.

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By: Olly Wehring - 27 Jan 2014 16:04

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