Pernod Ricard is planning to launch one wine and a vodka brand in India. The company plans to bring Mumm Champagne and the vodka brand Stolichanaya to India between now and September. Malibu will follow the two brands into the country later this year.

Separately, Pernod's new winery in Nasik (Maharashtra) will begin operations with a capacity of 100,000 litres in the first year, according to Pierre Pringuet, Pernod's managing director, who is visiting the country this week.

Pernod now has a combined capacity of 13.75m litres (after the integration of Allied Domecq capacity in India) and plans to ramp that up by 5m litres with an investment of INR400m (US$9m) every two years.