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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...

Chile's wine future burned by wild fires - Comment

Wild fires hit the Chilean - and then global - headlines earlier this month. The subsequent damage to some of the country's vineyards may ha...

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...

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 - Concha y Toro Marketing Director 23 Jan 2015

Olly Wehring

This week, editor Olly Wehring has been travelling through the winelands of Chile with the country's biggest wine producer, Concha y Toro. While there, he met Sebastian Aguirre, the company's marketing director for premium wines, to delve deeper into CyT's biggest brand, Casillero del Diablo.

Latest News

Heineken changes Sri Lankan unit's name 20 Feb 2017

Andy Morton

Heineken's Sri Lanka business unit has changed its name to Heineken Lanka.


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.


San Miguel Corp secures Portavin Holdings 6 Feb 2017

Andy Morton

San Miguel Corp has bought Australian wine bottler Portavin Holdings for AUD27m (US$20.6m).

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