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A-B InBev - getting ready for Heineken in China?

Today's reports on Anheuser-Busch InBev in Asia have focused on the brewer's debt pile. But, could the potential launch of an IPO in the reg...

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...

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

Crime crackdown hitting Carlsberg volumes in China - CEO Cees 't Hart 16 Aug 2019

Andy Morton

Carlsberg's CEO has blamed an anti-crime crackdown on China's bars and karaoke venues for stifling growth of the brewer's flagship lager brand.

Brazil bribery allegations "false and incoherent" - Ambev 9 Aug 2019

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Latin American arm, AmBev, has attacked reported allegations by a former Brazilian finance minister that it paid money to two national presidents to halt beverage taxes.

Beam Suntory’s Bowmore 36-Year-Old Dragon Edition - Product Launch 9 Aug 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Beam Suntory has released a Bowmore Scotch whisky that aims to emulate the success of a whisky launched in Asia 13 years ago.

Anheuser-Busch InBev takes new path in India with Budweiser 0.0 launch 2 Aug 2019

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a new non-alcoholic Budweiser in India instead of expanding the roll-out of its existing 0%-abv brand, Budweiser Prohibition Brew.

Swire Coca-Cola moves China HQ to Shanghai 2 Aug 2019

Andy Morton

Hong Kong-based Swire Coca-Cola is to move its China HQ to Shanghai.

Anheuser-Busch InBev defends India operations as New Delhi bans sales 1 Aug 2019

Raghavendra Verma

Anheuser-Busch InBev has denied allegations of tax evasion in India after authorities banned the company from selling its beers in New Delhi for three years.

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