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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...

Why wine producers won't have China their own way

Fresh off the plane after a trip to China, just-drinks' wine commentator, Chris Losh, brings us his take on the category in the country and...

Latest Interviews

"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.


"A lot of companies are just selling labels in China" - Interview, Concha y Toro's CEO for Asia, Cristian Lopez 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.

Latest News

United Breweries to launch Heineken 0.0 in India - reports 15 Mar 2019

Andy Morton

Heineken’s Indian partner is to launch is non-alcoholic Heineken 0.0 lager in India, according to a report


Carlsberg takes stake in Chinese craft brewer Jing-A 4 Mar 2019

Lucy Britner

Carlsberg has acquired a minority stake in a Beijing craft brewery.


Diageo moves to spend US$330m on Shui Jing Fang baijiu stake lift 28 Feb 2019

Lucy Britner

Diageo is looking to grow its holding in China baijiu giant Shui Jing Fang.


New yeast rules put squeeze on India's craft brewers 25 Feb 2019

Keith Nuthall

A tightening of regulations on the permissible yeast content in beer is causing concern among craft brewers in India.


Treasury Wine Estates North Asia head moves to Accolade Wines - market data 19 Feb 2019

Andy Morton

Accolade Wines has poached its new Asia head from rival Treasury Wine Estates as the battle for share in China heats up.


Varun Beverages takes more PepsiCo territory in India 18 Feb 2019

Lucy Britner

Indian PepsiCo bottler Varun Beverages has acquired additional PepsiCo territory in the south and west of the country.



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