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Pernod takes positives from China Cognac bounce

Pernod Ricard's Asia head has said the unit is on track in China after a better-than-expected Chinese New Year saw Cognac volumes improve....

Five Years Ago - Diageo Moves for Shuijingfang

Five years ago this month, Diageo signed a deal to take a controlling stake in China's Sichuan Chengdu Quanxing Group, the company behind th...

Brown-Forman's Russian glass half-full

The CFO of Brown-Forman has offered hope to Russia's alcohol market, claiming that the company is "doing pretty well" in the challenging cou...

Diageo banks on China's wider gifting culture

Gifting is still an “integral” part of wider Chinese culture, but the country's anti-extravagance campaign has been “incredibly disruptive”,...

Latest Interviews

Interview - ProWine China 6 May 2014

Andy Morton

Later this year, Shanghai will host the second ProWine China, a sister event to Düsseldorf's ProWein. Here, just-drinks' Andy Morton speaks to head organiser Marius Berlemann to find out how preparations are going for the November show.


Interview - CEO of Carlsberg's Baltika 4 Dec 2012

Olly Wehring

Earlier this year, just-drinks' managing editor, Olly Wehring, travelled to Russia with Carlsberg to learn about the brewer's plans for its Baltika division in the country. The unit, which produces the namesake range of beers, is the clear market-leader, but has had to struggle of late as the legislative environment has grown more hostile to alcoholic drinks. Having assumed the leadership of Baltika late last year, Isaac Sheps talked to just-drinks about what he found when he made the move, what he's battling against today, and what he wants in the future.

Latest News

Carlsberg acquires Chinese JV Wusu Beer Group 20 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

Carlsberg is set to take full ownership of Chinese brewer Wusu Beer Group (WBG) as it continues to up its presence in the country.


Coca-Cola eyes Xiamen Culiangwang Beverage buy 17 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has offered to buy Chinese protein drinks maker Xiamen Culiangwang Beverage Technology in a deal worth US$400m.


Remy boosts WeChat profile with Cognac push 17 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

Remy Cointreau's Cognac brand Remy Martin has increased its WeChat followers by five-fold in two days after an advertising campaign on the Chinese social media platform.


Amrut Distilleries' Amrut Naarangi 9 Apr 2015

Rojita Tiwari

Amrut Distilleries has launched what it claims is the world’s first single malt whisky that carries orange notes.


PepsiCo opens new India plant 8 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

PepsiCo has started production at its largest beverage plant in India after company CEO Indra Nooyi inaugurated the site.


Kerala's High Court agrees with spirits ban 7 Apr 2015

Rojita Tiwari

The High Court in the Indian state of Kerala has upheld a ban on bars and hotels serving spirits.

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