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China spirit - How Diageo reinflated baijiu, II

In a visit to the home of Diageo's Chinese spirit brand, Shuijingfang, news & insights editor Andy Morton looks back at the fall - and subse...

China spirit - How Diageo got burned by baijiu, I

In a visit to the home of Diageo's Chinese spirit brand, Shuijingfang, news & insights editor Andy Morton looks back at the fall - and subse...

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...

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

Baijiu back on track as Kweichow Moutai YTD 2017 sales, profits leap - results 3 Nov 2017

Andy Morton

China's leading baijiu producer, Kweichow Moutai, has boosted nine-month profits by 60% as the Chinese white spirit market continues to recover.

SPI Group wins Brazil fight over Stolichnaya trademark 3 Nov 2017

Andy Morton

SPI Group has claimed a victory in its ongoing battle over ownership of the Stolichnaya trademark.

China Foods to offload Great Wall owner COFCO Wines & Spirits amid slowing wine market 18 Oct 2017

Andy Morton

China Foods has blamed a slowing Chinese wine market for its decision to sell COFCO Wines & Spirits, one of the largest alcohol importers in the country and the owner of the domestic brand, Great Wall.

Asahi asset tidy continues with Tsingtao Brewery Co stake poised for offload 16 Oct 2017

Olly Wehring

Asahi Group Holdings has started the wheels rolling on a potential divestment of its stake in China's Tsingtao Brewery Co.

Russia set to shake off decade of beer declines - study 13 Oct 2017

Andy Morton

The Russian beer market finally looks set for a revival after years of "false dawns", a new report has said.

Ultra-premium baijiu set for fast growth as consumer profiles hit the "sweetspot" - study 13 Oct 2017

Andy Morton

Ultra-premium baijiu volumes are expected to jump by 16% a year over the next five years as the number of high earners in China soars, a new report has said.

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