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How India's demonetisation has affected Pernod

In November, the Indian Government passed reforms withdrawing the INR500 (US$7.40) and INR1,000 notes as legal tender in the country. The sn...

Heineken’s Brazil play – Analysis

The Brazilian beer market may be able to claim Kirin Holdings as a victim in the coming weeks, but the likelihood of Heineken stepping in to...

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...

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 ends Kirin's Brazil woes with asset buy 13 Feb 2017

Olly Wehring

Heineken has successfully completed its recently-confirmed discussions with Kirin Holdings, with the European brewer set to acquire Kirin's Brazilian operations for almost half the price the Japanese firm paid in 2011.


Carlsberg top choice for Asahi's Tsingtao stake 9 Feb 2017

Andy Morton

Carlsberg is the "logical buyer" for Asahi's Tsingtao stake if the 20% interest goes on sale, an analyst has said.


Carlsberg CEO puts faith in China "cherries" 8 Feb 2017

Andy Morton

China's low-value beer volumes could drop further, Carlsberg CEO Cees 't Hart has told just-drinks.


Santa Rita hands China distribution to COFCO W&W 7 Feb 2017

Andy Morton

Chilean winemaker Santa Rita Estates has continued to reshape its distribution footprint with a new agreement in China.


Australian wine boosts China market share 27 Jan 2017

Andy Morton

Australian wine is grabbing market share in China as buoyant export sales last year outpaced overall value growth in the country.


Demonetisation pulls on United Spirits - results 23 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

United Spirits has reported a lift in sales for the first nine months of its fiscal year, although the Indian company's top-line in the third-quarter has been hampered by the country's demonetisation legislation in the third quarter.

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