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Pernod's mood darkens over India - Analysis

If it's not one thing then it's another. Such is the way of the global drinks market....

How will India's road liquor ban affect alcohol?

The Indian drinks industry was described as "shocked". And, certainly, the decision by the Supreme Court last Friday to uphold a ban on liqu...

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...

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...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Alan's Wines 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.

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.

Latest News

Premiumising pushes Chinese juice brands ahead 22 Jun 2017

Andy Morton

Foreign-owned juice brands in China are losing out as domestic rivals prove more adept at premiumising, a new report has said.

South Africa's DGB teams up with COFCO in China 20 Jun 2017

Andy Morton

South African multi-category operator DGB has signed a distribution deal with COFCO, China's biggest importer.

Vinexpo partners with Chinese e-tailer Alibaba 19 Jun 2017

Olly Wehring

Vinexpo has secured official partner status for its wine and spirits exhibition with Chinese e-tail giant Alibaba Group.

India's HCCB pledges "total beverage" focus 14 Jun 2017

Andy Morton

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages has backed The Coca-Cola Co’s strategy to become a total beverage company as it looks to move away from carbonated soft drinks.

India's Kerala eases alcohol ban - report 9 Jun 2017

Lucy Britner

The southern Indian state of Kerala has relaxed a ban on the sale and consumption of alcohol, according to reports. 

Red Bull caught in China wrangle - report 9 Jun 2017

Andy Morton

The Thai tycoon who lays claim to the Chinese rights to Red Bull has restated his ownership amid reports of new contract talks.

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