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Coca-Cola to get boost from Monster in China

In August, when the Coca-Cola Co announced it was to pay US$2.15bn for a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage Co, there was a general consensus t...

Why Chinese beverages won't conquer the world

China may be the world's second biggest economy but, when it comes to global brand-building, the country lags most top nations....

just the Facts - Australian wine in China

Yesterday it emerged that China is to drop duty on imports of Australian wine after the two countries signed a new free trade agreement. Her...

SodaStream to focus on water flavours

SodaStream International is to shift its focus away from soda towards the growing sparkling water market to counteract its struggles in the...

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

United Spirits bids for distribution deal approval 18 Dec 2014

James Wilmore

United Spirits is again asking shareholders to vote on plans to allow it to produce and sell the spirits brands of parent Diageo in India.


Brown-Forman links up with Wuliangye Yibin Co 16 Dec 2014

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman has signed a "co-operation agreement" with Chinese baijiu maker Wuliangye Yibin Co.


John Distilleries to launch Paul John whisky in US 11 Dec 2014

Rojita Tiwari

John Distilleries, the Indian spirits producer, is gearing up to enter the US market in 2015 with its Paul John single malt whisky brand.


Tito's Handmade Vodka rolls out to Philippines 3 Dec 2014

Andy Morton

Tito's Handmade Vodka has launched in the Philippines after owner Fifth Generation secured a distribution deal.


Diageo loses United Spirits distribution vote 2 Dec 2014

James Wilmore

Diageo has said it is “surprised and disappointed” after losing a vote by United Spirits' shareholders over plans for the firm to produce and sell some of Diageo's spirits brands in India.


Hindustan Coca-Cola plans US$160m factory 2 Dec 2014

Andy Morton

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages has unveiled plans for a a US$160m manufacturing plant in southern India.

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