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Interview, Alan's Wines chairman Alan Wang 12 Jun 2017

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.

Wine - China about production not just consumption 8 Sep 2016

Looking through the mist, Chris Losh can see China's wine production efforts becoming of greater importance to the wine world than the country's potential to consume the stuff.

Concha y Toro's Asia CEO - Interview 23 Mar 2016

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.

CRB and the Snow beer brand - The facts 18 Mar 2016

China Resources Beer, the joint-owner of Snow with SABMiller, released its full-year results for 2015 this week. The company will soon gain full control of Snow after it agreed a deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev this month, so here's a low-down on the brand, using data from CR Beer's investors presentation.

AB InBev in a rush to offload China's Snow 2 Mar 2016

For a company dead set on becoming the biggest in its field – and reportedly beyond – Anheuser-Busch InBev's decision to sell off SABMiller's stake in China's CR Snow to JV partner China Resources Beer looks more like a step backwards - and a very cheap one at that.

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Coca-Cola promotion adds shine to China sales 9 Aug 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has said it has given away more than 10m cups of Sprite in a weather-based promotion in China.

Spirits set to beat wine in China profits chase - 8 Aug 2017

Wine volumes in China are set to outpace spirits over the next decade, a new report has said, but the category risks treading water when it comes to profits growth.

Heineken CEO warns of grey market hit to China 1 Aug 2017

Heineken’s CEO has blamed the parallel market for a slump in Chinese beer volumes this year.

Liverpool FC and Tibet Water in China partnership 24 Jul 2017

Liverpool Football Club (LFC) has named Tibet Water Resources its official regional water partner in China.

Treasury adds Rothschild to China distribution 30 Jun 2017

Baron Philippe de Rothschild has switched its distribution partner to Treasury Wine Estates from Torres China.

Coca-Cola Co lines up Share a Coke push in China 30 Jun 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has released new label designs in China as part of the Share a Coke summer campaign. 

Remy's Dynasty Fine Wines JV to auction off assets 28 Jun 2017

Remy Cointreau’s Chinese wine joint-venture, Dynasty Fine Wines, is to sell assets worth CNY400m (US$58.8m) as it continues to struggle from years of declines and alleged mismanagement.

Premiumising pushes Chinese juice brands ahead 22 Jun 2017

Foreign-owned juice brands in China are losing out as domestic rivals prove more adept at premiumising, a new report has said.

South Africa's DGB teams up with COFCO in China 20 Jun 2017

South African multi-category operator DGB has signed a distribution deal with COFCO, China's biggest importer.

Vinexpo partners with Chinese e-tailer Alibaba 19 Jun 2017

Vinexpo has secured official partner status for its wine and spirits exhibition with Chinese e-tail giant Alibaba Group.

Latest blogs

Did Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival flop? 27 Sep 2016

Major wine players flocked to China ready for online giant Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival, which took place on 9 September.

Djokovic learns Chinese as Jacob's Creek tries to love-all 2 Feb 2015

Tennis player Novak Djokovic was on top of the world yesterday after defeating Andy Murray in four sets to take the Australian Open title.

Will grey sky thinking lead to broccoli beverage boom? 20 Jun 2014

A joint US and Chinese study released this week found that a tea made with broccoli sprouts helps the body to break down and expunge high levels of the chemical benzene.