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Wine - China about production not just consumption

Looking through the mist, Chris Losh can see China's wine production efforts becoming of greater importance to the wine world than the count...

Coca-Cola India suspends bottling operations

Coca-Cola India has confirmed a temporary halt in production at its plant just outside Delhi, having been in communication with pollution co...

Brazil puts better-for-you beverages to the test

Alll eyes are on Brazil at the moment as the country gears up for the Rio Olympics. Euromonitor International's senior beverage analyst, Hop...

The risk of a sugar tax for CSDs in India

Soft drinks marketers are always scratching their heads trying to establish new refreshment occasions for their drinks to exploit. Sometimes...

Latest Interviews

Concha y Toro's Asia CEO - Interview 23 Mar 2016

Andy Morton

Ask a Chinese person about Chile and they will immediately mention one thing - cherries. The country is famous in China for its red cherries, which people see as wholesome and healthy. Chilean wine, however, is quickly catching up in the recognition stakes. According to Wines of Chile, exports to China increased by 47% last year, and the country now ranks as the third-biggest market for bottled Chilean wine.

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.

Latest News

Heineken to close Kaliningrad brewery in Russia 12 Oct 2016

Eugene Vorotnikov

Heineken has confirmed its intention to cease production at its brewery in the Russian province of Kaliningrad.

US hits AB InBev with US$6m fine over India sales 29 Sep 2016

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to pay a US$6m fine after US authorities ruled that an Indian unit of the brewer had violated a corrupt practices act in India and "chilled" a whistleblower. 

United Spirits' McDowell’s No.1 Silk - NPD 28 Sep 2016

Andy Morton

The Diageo-controlled United Spirits has released a honey-flavoured version of its flagship whisky brand, McDowell's No. 1.

Coca-Cola FEMSA buys Brazlian bottler Vonpar 26 Sep 2016

Olly Wehring

Coca-Cola FEMSA has upped its presence in Brazil through the acquisition of privately-owned bottler Vonpar.

Heineken ups United Breweries holding again 20 Sep 2016

Olly Wehring

Heineken has added a further cache of United Breweries shares to its holding in the Indian beer market leader.

India alcohol standards "good for consumers" - SWA 16 Sep 2016

Andy Morton

The Scotch Whisky Association has welcomed new draught regulations in India that bring authorities one step closer to having clear definitions for alcohol categories.

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