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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...

Why wine producers won't have China their own way

Fresh off the plane after a trip to China, just-drinks' wine commentator, Chris Losh, brings us his take on the category in the country and...

Heineken faces tough battle in China - analysis

Heineken is unlikely to tackle Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser brand head-on in China following the Dutch brewer's deal with CR Beer, an an...

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

Unilever wins battle to acquire Horlicks 3 Dec 2018

Andy Coyne

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has emerged as the winner in the fight to acquire the India-based Horlicks bedtime malt drink brand and other nutrition products from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), confirming a EUR3.3bn (US$3.74bn) deal.


Chinese consumers "less about show, more about know" - Diageo 9 Nov 2018

Andy Morton

Chinese higher-end spirits consumers are moving from "show" to "know", Diageo has said, as the trend of conspicuous consumption makes way for a greater desire for knowledge and experience.


Heineken to complete China Resources Enterprises deal in 2019 5 Nov 2018

Andy Morton

Heineken will close its new China partnership with CR Snow next year, the brewer has said.


Carlsberg on track to enter 31 Chinese cities before 2020 5 Nov 2018

Lucy Britner

The CEO of Carlsberg has said the brewer aims to be present in 31 Chinese cities by the end of next year.


William Grant & Sons unveils India-only Grant's Scotch blend 2 Nov 2018

Andy Morton

William Grant & Sons has launched a new Grant's Scotch whisky that initially will only be available in India.


China's 'new retail' to represent 33% of consumer spending by 2023 – research 31 Oct 2018

Lucy Britner

The combination of on- and off-line retail sales in China could account for up to a third of all consumer spending in the country by 2023.



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