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Pernod breaks boundaries with Chinese distillery

The recent unveiling of Pernod Ricard Asia's plans to produce China's first domestically-sourced single malt whisky is undoubtedly a landmar...

A-B InBev - getting ready for Heineken in China?

Today's reports on Anheuser-Busch InBev in Asia have focused on the brewer's debt pile. But, could the potential launch of an IPO in the reg...

Australia - the wine to watch in China in 2019

Australia's wine producers will be looking forward to 2019, as wine tariff rates in China, the industry's largest export market, hit the max...

just-drinks thinks - Tmall's market research deal

Will there come a time when companies know more than we know ourselves about what we want? If Alibaba's latest move is anything to go by, it...

Latest Interviews

Pernod Ricard's Chinese malt whisky distillery - just-drinks speaks to China MD Jean-Etienne Gourgues and Asia marketing head Tracy Kwan 29 Aug 2019

Andy Morton

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard unveiled plans to build a malt whisky distillery near Mount Emei, one of China's four sacred Buddhist peaks. The distillery is expected to start production in 2021, with the first product set to be released in 2023. just-drinks deputy editor Andy Morton spoke to Pernod's China MD, Jean-Etienne Gourgues, and Asia VP of marketing Tracy Kwan by phone from Emei to hear more about the project.


"More Chinese people like wine - they want to know more about it" - Interview, Alan's Wines & Spirits chairman Alan Wang 12 Jun 2017

Andy Morton

Alan Wang is the founder of Alan's Wines & Spirits, which has 86 off-premise sites across China. just-drinks sat down with him during the 2017 China Food & Drinks Fair in Chengdu, where he spoke about the changing face of the Chinese consumer and reveals what he looks for in wine before allowing it on his shelves.

Latest News

Diageo opens first Guinness Gatehouse in Shanghai 19 Dec 2019

Lucy Britner

Diageo has lined up the latest brand experience for its Guinness brand, this time in China.


Beam Suntory launches assault on India with Oaksmith Scotch, Bourbon blend 18 Dec 2019

Olly Wehring

Beam Suntory has raised its efforts in India, rolling out three of its existing spirits brands in the country and launching a two-strong line of a Scotch/Bourbon blend.


The Coca-Cola Co offloads North India bottling assets 5 Dec 2019

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has transferred its northern India bottling operations to franchise partners.


United Breweries' Kingfisher Ultra Witbier - Product Launch 4 Dec 2019

Andy Morton

United Breweries has launched the first non-lager Kingfisher, a craft-style wheat beer called Ultra Witbier.


Diageo proposes India merger to stem losses at Pioneer Distilleries 3 Dec 2019

Olly Wehring

Diageo is looking to consolidate its operations in India, proposing a folding in of loss-making Pioneer Distilleries to its United Spirits business.


Chinese firm looks to Scotland to build US$3.9m whisky distillery in Inner Mongolia 22 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

Another whisky distillery is set to open in China after a Scottish company signed a deal to build a GBP3m (US$3.9m) production site in Inner Mongolia.



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