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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...

Brazil puts better-for-you beverages to the test

Alll eyes are on Brazil at the moment as the country gears up for the Rio Olympics. Euromonitor International's senior beverage analyst, Hop...

Concha y Toro's 2015 performance - Focus

This week, Concha y Toro reported a jump in full-year sales and profits as volumes increased and currency fluctuations played in its favour....

Latest Interviews

Interview - Havana Club MD 8 Apr 2015

James Wilmore

Being based in the Cuban capital of Havana has its benefits, such as having a swimming pool in front of your office. But, for Jérôme Cottin-Bizonne, head of Havana Club International, the JV between Pernod Ricard and the Cuban government, there's little time to relax as the rum brand gears up for global growth. Here, the 41 year-old executive sits down with just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore.


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 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.


Almost 100 hectares of Chilean vines destroyed 1 Feb 2017

Andy Morton

Fires in Chile have wiped out at least 94 hectares of vineyard, mainly in the Maule Coast region, a new report from Wines of Chile has said.


Fires cause "considerable damage" - Wines of Chile 25 Jan 2017

Andy Morton

Chile's wine trade body has said it is still working to assess the full extent of the damage caused by wildfires in the country but confirmed there has been "considerable damage" to old vines.


Jose Cuervo plans IPO for next month - report 24 Jan 2017

Andy Morton

Jose Cuervo's flotation could be held as early next month, a recent report has claimed.


Heineken in talks to buy Kirin's Brazil presence 20 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

Heineken has confirmed that it is in "ongoing" discussions with Kirin Holdings over the possible acquisition of the Japanese group's Brazilian brewing operations.


Bacardi to distribute Santa Teresa Venezuelan rum 9 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

Bacardi has lined up a global distribution deal with Venezuelan rum producer Ron Santa Teresa.

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