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Wine - China about production not just consumption 8 Sep 2016

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

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

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.

CRB and the Snow beer brand - The facts 18 Mar 2016

China Resources Beer, the joint-owner of Snow with SABMiller, released its full-year results for 2015 this week. The company will soon gain full control of Snow after it agreed a deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev this month, so here's a low-down on the brand, using data from CR Beer's investors presentation.

AB InBev in a rush to offload China's Snow 2 Mar 2016

For a company dead set on becoming the biggest in its field – and reportedly beyond – Anheuser-Busch InBev's decision to sell off SABMiller's stake in China's CR Snow to JV partner China Resources Beer looks more like a step backwards - and a very cheap one at that.

China - Good for one Cognac brand, bad for another 1 Mar 2016

Considering the disparity of performances from Cognac brand owners in China, I've been looking at what's really happening within the country, and have been talking to some brands about their varying strategies and view of future prospects. First, let's look at the numbers.

Latest News

Santa Rita partners Tmall online retail in China 12 Sep 2016

Chilean wine company Santa Rita has launched an e-commerce store with Chinese retail platform Tmall.

Bacardi targets China's online retail with 9 Sep 2016

Bacardi has lined up as its online retail partner in China.

Beijing Red Star readies NUWA baijiu for export 8 Sep 2016

Leading Chinese baijiu producer Beijing Red Star Co is set to roll out an international brand for the first time.

Diageo adds Shuijingfang to Johnnie Walker House 7 Sep 2016

Diageo's latest Johnnie Walker House in China is to share space with the company's baijiu brand, Shuijingfang.

Pernod Ricard "very happy" over baijiu miss 6 Sep 2016

Pernod Ricard's CFO has welcomed a return to growth for baijiu in China but said he is happy the company had not yet bought into the category.

Yili launches yogurt filled with juice balls 31 Aug 2016

Chinese dairy firm Yili Industrial Group has launched a new yogurt drink containing juice balls that burst in the mouth.

Tsingtao posts H1 sales, profits drop - report 31 Aug 2016

Tsingtao Brewery's first half profits slumped 11% as China's second-largest brewery suffered amid weak consumer spending in the country, according to a report.

COFCO's China Foods mulls Coca-Cola bottling sale 23 Aug 2016

COFCO subsidiary China Foods is considering the sale of stakes in ten Coca-Cola bottlers in the country, as the Coca-Cola Co's bottler refranchising scheme gains momentum. 

Middle classes, e-commerce boost China wine 11 Jul 2016

The number of urban upper-middle-class wine drinkers in China is still on the increase despite a slowing economy, according to new research. 

CR Beer plans US$1.2bn share sale for Snow JV buy 6 Jul 2016

China Resources Beer aims to raise HKD9.5bn (US$1.2bn) in a share sale to help fund the purchase of SABMiller's stake in its Snow beer joint-venture.

Latest blogs

Did Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival flop? 27 Sep 2016

Major wine players flocked to China ready for online giant Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival, which took place on 9 September.

Djokovic learns Chinese as Jacob's Creek tries to love-all 2 Feb 2015

Tennis player Novak Djokovic was on top of the world yesterday after defeating Andy Murray in four sets to take the Australian Open title.

Will grey sky thinking lead to broccoli beverage boom? 20 Jun 2014

A joint US and Chinese study released this week found that a tea made with broccoli sprouts helps the body to break down and expunge high levels of the chemical benzene.