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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

Non-Champagnes set to drive sparkling wine consumption in China - research 9 Feb 2018

Lucy Britner

Sparkling wines outside of the Champagne category will lead a breakthrough in consumption among Chinese drinkers, according to new research. 


Anheuser-Busch InBev confirms China brewery launch for Goose Island, craft brands 8 Feb 2018

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev has opened a new brewery in central China to produce beer specifically for the country’s growing craft market.


Coca-Cola India eyes boost to fruit CSD portfolio 5 Feb 2018

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co's India unit is looking to expand its range of fruit-based CSDs as part of a government initiative to aid fruit farmers.


Coca-Cola India widens Thums Up footprint, eyes US$1bn barrier 2 Feb 2018

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is hoping a regional cola brand it bought in the early 1990s will become its first US$1bn Indian brand as it expands distribution in South Asia.


Carlsberg starts production at eighth Indian brewery 24 Jan 2018

Andy Morton

Carlsberg has opened its eighth brewery in India as it targets growth in the world's second most populous country.


Tsingtao Brewery confirms price rises as costs increase 5 Jan 2018

Andy Morton

Tsingtao Brewery has admitted it will raise prices on some of its products amid reports that China’s brewers are being forced to take action because of packaging cost increases.



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