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Brown-Forman's Russian glass half-full

The CFO of Brown-Forman has offered hope to Russia's alcohol market, claiming that the company is "doing pretty well" in the challenging cou...

Diageo banks on China's wider gifting culture

Gifting is still an “integral” part of wider Chinese culture, but the country's anti-extravagance campaign has been “incredibly disruptive”,...

Cognac set for China rebound in H2 - Moët Hennessy

The head of Moët Hennessy has predicted that Cognac shipments to China will bounce back in the second half of the year....

Comment - Carlsberg's Russian Reboot

That, in just the space of two days, Carlsberg has announced both a pay freeze and the closure of two Russian breweries, speaks volumes abou...

Latest Interviews

Interview - ProWine China 6 May 2014

Andy Morton

Later this year, Shanghai will host the second ProWine China, a sister event to Düsseldorf's ProWein. Here, just-drinks' Andy Morton speaks to head organiser Marius Berlemann to find out how preparations are going for the November show.


Interview - CEO of Carlsberg's Baltika 4 Dec 2012

Olly Wehring

Earlier this year, just-drinks' managing editor, Olly Wehring, travelled to Russia with Carlsberg to learn about the brewer's plans for its Baltika division in the country. The unit, which produces the namesake range of beers, is the clear market-leader, but has had to struggle of late as the legislative environment has grown more hostile to alcoholic drinks. Having assumed the leadership of Baltika late last year, Isaac Sheps talked to just-drinks about what he found when he made the move, what he's battling against today, and what he wants in the future.

Latest News

PepsiCo to close Russian juice plant 2 Mar 2015

Jaroslaw Adamowski

PepsiCo has confirmed it is to shut one of its fruit juice plants in Russia.


AmBev ups craft beer focus with Wäls Brewery deal 26 Feb 2015

Andy Morton

AmBev is to develop a range of craft beers after teaming up with Brazilian microbrewer Wäls Brewery.


Rexam to build GBP50m India plant 17 Feb 2015

Andy Morton

Rexam is to boost its can capacity in India with a new GBP50m (US$77m) plant in the south of the country.


Anheuser-Busch InBev exits RJ Corp India JV 16 Feb 2015

James Wilmore

Anheuser-Busch InBev has quit its eight year-old joint venture in India with RJ Corp to go it alone in the country.


China beer production slips in 2014 9 Feb 2015

James Wilmore

Beer production in China has fallen for the first time in a decade, with the country's anti-corruption crackdown being blamed, according to local reports.


Beijing Yanjing Brewery plans stake sale - report 9 Feb 2015

Andy Morton

China's state-backed Beijing Yanjing Brewery is looking to sell a 20% stake to a foreign partner, according to a report.

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