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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.

Latest News

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.

Red Bull caught in China wrangle - report 9 Jun 2017

The Thai tycoon who lays claim to the Chinese rights to Red Bull has restated his ownership amid reports of new contract talks.

Remy admits "not much dialogue" with Dynasty JV 8 Jun 2017

Remy Cointreau has confirmed investigations into Dynasty Fine Wines are still ongoing amid a breakdown in communications with the Chinese wine JV.

Beijing bans sodas in boarding schools - report 23 May 2017

In a sign that legislative soda bans are spreading outside of Western markets, Beijing local authorities have outlawed the selling of sodas in the city's boarding schools, according to a report.

PepsiCo taps into Alibaba Group's data 11 May 2017

PepsiCo has signed a partnership with online and mobile commerce giant Alibaba Group as it looks to develop its e-commerce capabilities in China. 

Australian Vintage sells stake, targets China 10 May 2017

Australian Vintage has sold a 15% stake to Vintage China Fund as it looks to increase presence across China and ease its reliance on the UK market.

Great Firewall undermines Monster's China launch 5 May 2017

Monster Beverage Corp has warned that building brand loyalty is set to be "a lot harder" in China because of the country's Great Firewall.

Loch Lomond Group signs China deal with COFCO 2 May 2017

Scotch whisky producer Loch Lomond Group is to enter China for the first time after signing a distribution deal with COFCO.

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.