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Non-alcoholic beer fails the Bernstein challenge 14 Jul 2017

Andy Morton

Crazy days in the Bernstein offices. Taking time out from being one of the world’s top beverage analysts, the Bernstein team, lead by its London-based veteran Trevor Stirling, held its very own taste test on a range of beers while researching a new report on the non-alcoholic category.


AG Barr launches Funkin innovation search 5 Jul 2017

Lucy Britner

AG Barr has lined up a Funkin campaign in the UK to find an 'innovation champion'.


Are you a beer geek? Take the Brewdog quiz and find out 28 Jun 2017

Andy Morton

Brewdog, the Scottish craft brewer, likes to claim its drinkers are some of the most knowledgeable around.


The (temporary) return of Paul Walsh to the drinks debate 27 Apr 2017

Andy Morton

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


Budweiser races to stock Mars bars 16 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

For those people looking to the Red Planet as shining utopia away from all things earth, look away now.


When life gives you lemons, make soap 9 Feb 2017

Lucy Britner

Bacardi's 42 Below vodka brand has found a novel way to use the lemons left over from cocktail-making: Turn them into liquid soap.


Small measures required as Philadelphia soda tax adds up 4 Jan 2017

Andy Morton

Philadelphia’s soda tax came into force on Sunday, and is reportedly causing a stir in the city's check-out aisles.


Accolade Wines and a giant of the tennis world 12 Dec 2016

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.


Angostura advertises the news 12 Dec 2016

Lucy Britner

Most of the time, changes at the top of a company present themselves in press releases, stock exchange filings or responses from a spokesperson.


Situation Vacant - Must love whisk(e)y 8 Dec 2016

Olly Wehring

Do you like whisk(e)y? And, I mean, really like whisk(e)y? Are you at a loose end in the first half of 2017? If so, then I've found just the job for you.


Coca-Cola's selfie bottle might be a step too far 18 Nov 2016

Lucy Britner

Whenever we read anything about Millennial consumers, there is almost always mention of the personalisation trend as well as the importance of social media.


Anheuser-Busch InBev execs have a dream - a US$350m-sized one 15 Nov 2016

Andy Morton

Ever wondered what fuels Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisitional drive? Is it naked ambition? Faith? The good of mankind?


Anheuser-Busch InBev's Bud Light ad pull shows not all campaigns can win 31 Oct 2016

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev is reportedly calling a halt to its Seth Rogan and Amy Schumer Bud Light campaign in the US.


SABMiller's last word 10 Oct 2016

Andy Morton

Today is SABMiller's final day. Some time this evening, Brussel's time, the second-biggest brewer in the world will be subsumed into the biggest, creating a beer behemoth of unprecedented proportions.


"Buy a Mountain Dew and enjoy it" 30 Sep 2016

Lucy Britner

No, this is not PepsiCo's new ad slogan for its Mountain Dew brand.


Did Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival flop? 27 Sep 2016

Lucy Britner

Major wine players flocked to China ready for online giant Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival, which took place on 9 September.


Is Vietnam about to curb late-night drinking? 27 Sep 2016

Andy Morton

In May, Heineken's CEO, Jean-François van Boxmeer, called Vietnam the "poster child" for international beer thanks to strong demographics and growing demand.


Heineken brings commercial know-how to new recruitment drive 16 Sep 2016

Andy Morton

Heineken is known for its flashy adverts. Now the brewer has given the star treatment to a new recruitment drive with a glamorous and highly-persuasive ad that, quite frankly, had the staff here at just-drinks dusting off their resumes.


Queues are forming for latest (Jim Beam) Apple product 9 Sep 2016

Lucy Britner

Move over iPhone 7 headphones-gate, there is a new Apple product causing a stir. Or a shake. Or just a shot.


Bacardi's ice cube of information 6 Sep 2016

Olly Wehring

I was full of questions yesterday when reading our news story about Bacardi's Martini Smart Cube. An ice cube-shaped device that can provide real-time information about its consumer? How? What? Why? Here are some more details to help answer my - and maybe your questions.


Ardbeg's US$16,000 camping trip 6 Sep 2016

Lucy Britner

News reaches us today of what has been heralded as the "world's most daring whisky challenge". The Ultimate Ardbeg ARDventurer has been launched this week with an inaugural three-day camping trip.


Heineken gets Foster's profile boost with a catch 6 Sep 2016

Olly Wehring

Here in the UK, we're coming to the end of a fine summer of cricket, with England having played against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in a number of matches around the country.


What is Heineken hiding up its sleeve in Australia? 17 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

Heineken is gearing up for a product launch in Australia this month. But exactly what the product is, the brewer is not saying.


Anheuser-Busch InBev's craft brewers turn hermits in their own kingdoms 15 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

It's Summer in the northern hemisphere and the beer festivals are in full swing. Even the famously secluded North Korea is letting its regulation-cut hair down with the Taedonggang Beer Festival, named for the country's domestic beer and reportedly a firm favourite with leader Kim Jong-un.


Under the influencers - regulators crack down on sponsored social media 8 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

Drinks companies that use celebrities and influencers to endorse products via social media could be in line for some rule changes.


Drinking & Driving? Ford and Jose Cuervo's Tequila cars 19 Jul 2016

Lucy Britner

A couple of months ago, US-based Saltwater Brewery developed 'edible six-pack rings' in an effort to curb threats to wildlife.


I'll drink what I want, Stoli, but make it easy, yeah? 11 Jul 2016

Olly Wehring

Last month, SPI Group unveiled its latest advert for Stolichnaya in the US. Its an amusing little number that caries the instruction: Drink what you want. The “I am man” ad looks to distance Millennial men from notions of manliness and encourages them to plough their own furrow.


Your company's homepage on just-drinks 4 Jul 2016

Olly Wehring

Who do you work for? I ask, merely to draw your attention to just-drinks’ company pages.


Caipirinha Facts! 8 Jun 2016

Olly Wehring

This weekend sees yet another “International Day” for a drinks category. Lucky us. Anyway, ahead of Sunday’s International Cachaça Day, here’s a wealth of information on Brazil’s national spirit, courtesy of Gruppo Campari’s Sagatiba cachaça brand.


The Coca-Cola Co's downward trajectory 8 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

In yet one more sign that The Coca-Cola Co is losing its lustre, the soft drinks maker has, for the first time, fallen out of the top ten of a 'world's biggest brands' ranking.


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