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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

Pernod Ricard signs baijiu distribution partnership with Wuliangye 18 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard is to distribute the Chinese white spirit baijiu in South-East Asia after signing a partnership with Wuliangye, one of China's leading producers.


The Coca-Cola Co to launch Rani Float in India in latest Middle East crossover 7 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has poached another beverage brand from its Middle Eastern JV for a launch in India.


Avua Cachaca adds Brazil to global presence 5 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

Brazilian cachaça Avuá is poised to launch in its home market, six years after debuting in the US.


India "two steps forward, one step back" for Carlsberg - CEO 4 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

A flat set of sales numbers from India in recent months has exemplified Carlsberg's view that the country offers growth for the brewer, albeit with regular hurdles to clear.


Campari Group to up China ante with Marnier Cognac and Aperol - CEO 1 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

Campari Group is looking to intensify its focus in China on higher-end Cognac expressions and a wider availability of its flagship Aperol brand.


Dual distribution in Brazil must continue, Heineken told 1 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

Heineken has failed to consolidate its distribution operations in Brazil, where its Kaiser beer business has been told it must honour an existing tie-up with the Coca-Cola system in the country.



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