Sula Selections, the import arm of Sula Vineyards, has launched Asahi Super Dry beer in the Indian market.

As exclusive importer for Asahi, Sula said today (30 November) that it hopes to exploit the rapid growth experienced in the high-end imported beer market in India.

"Given the recent liberalisation in alcobev retailing laws which now allow wine and beer to be sold in supermarkets, it was a natural move for Sula to add one of the world's best-known beers to its portfolio, significantly for a company that until now was selling only wine," Sula said.

The Indian company also said that it plans "to broaden its portfolio to include more non-wine premium alcoholic beverages, such as single malts, luxury vodka and Cognac".