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Will Remy come off worse in China Cognac recovery?

China remains a source of much concern for high-end spirits producers, none more so than Remy Cointreau....

United Spirits' short-term pain, but future rosy

Finally, after a near four-month delay United Spirits reported its full-year results today....

just Five Years Ago: A-B InBev sells Oriental

Private-equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) was revealed in May to have had a bid for Treasury Wine Estates knocked back....

Cognac plays the waiting game in China

When Cognac producers were beginning to realise the full impact of falling demand in China last year, Pernod Ricard's MD of finance, Gilles...

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.


The just-drinks interview – Vijay Mallya, Part II 18 Nov 2008

just-drinks.com editorial team

Vijay Mallya, owner of the UB Group, sits astride an enormous business empire which includes some of the largest drinks operations in one of the world’s most exciting emerging markets. In the second part of this month’s just-drinks interview, Mallya spoke with Olly Wehring about his companies’ activities in the Indian beers and spirits sectors, and the exciting opportunities ahead for the country’s fledgling wine market.

Latest News

Smirnoff Ice gets India launch 22 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Diageo is looking to crack India's RTD market with the launch of Smirnoff Ice and its stronger variant, Smirnoff Black, in the country.


United Spirits sees Q1 net loss 20 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

United Spirits has continued its sluggish performance with a first-quarter net loss and fall in sales.


India's beer lobby calls for tax law change 20 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

India's beer industry has called on the government to end laws that tax the category at the same rate as spirits, according to a report.


Pernod Ricard dismisses reports of Korea tax fine 14 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Pernod Ricard has denied it has been fined by South Korea's tax authorities, but has conceded that it paid a tax adjustment following an audit.


Nestle eyes Milo growth with Vietnam plant upgrade 14 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

Nestlé has doubled capacity at its Milo chocolate malt beverage factory in south-east Vietnam after a CHF35m (US$37m) investment.


SodaStream warns over Q3 profits as shares dive 7 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

The CEO of SodaStream has said he is “very disappointed” with the company’s performance as it warned of a sharp drop in third-quarter sales and profits.

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