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A bleaker beer year ahead in Russia - Analysis

That Russia's beer market has turned from a roaring bear into a whimpering bunny is not news any more. The country's economic downturn, coup...

Can Romania step up to the world wine stage?

The Romanian wine industry is at the start of its own revolution. Families who previously struggled to get their properties back following C...

Comment - Heineken's move for Pivovarna Lasko

Nine months after Pivovarna Lasko hung out the 'for sale' sign, Heineken has emerged as the Slovenian firm's favoured suitor – or should tha...

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...

Latest Interviews

The just-drinks Interview - Budejovicky Budvar CEO, Jirí Bocek - Part II 28 Nov 2013

Olly Wehring

In the first part of just-drinks' interview with the head of Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar, Jirí Bocek discussed the company's ownership structure and its position in the Czech beer market. Here, in part two, he tells us about his plans beyond Czech and gives us his view on the never-ending legal tussle with Anheuser-Busch InBev.


The just-drinks Interview - Budejovicky Budvar CEO, Jirí Bocek - Part I 26 Nov 2013

Olly Wehring

Last month, I travelled to Czech to take in a tour of Budejovicky Budvar's brewery in the south of the country. While there, I was granted an audience with group director Jirí Bocek. During our time together, we discussed the firm's ownership structure, its plans for future expansion, and that legal row.

Latest News

Russia set to shake off decade of beer declines - study 13 Oct 2017

Andy Morton

The Russian beer market finally looks set for a revival after years of "false dawns", a new report has said.


Cognac supply issues hit in Q3 as Moet Hennessy 2017 growth slows - results 10 Oct 2017

Olly Wehring

Moet Hennessy has posted flat sales in the third quarter of 2017, with the stronger numbers from the first two quarters keeping the unit's top-line in the black.


Anheuser-Busch InBev, Anadolu Efes to challenge Carlsberg with Russia merger 9 Aug 2017

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to create Russia's second-largest beer producer by combining its operations in the country with those of Turkey's Anadolu Efes.


Georgia wine exports soar in H1 as China, Russia volumes soar - figures 13 Jul 2017

Andy Morton

Wine exports from Georgia in the first half of 2017 have jumped by almost 60% in volume terms, according to recently-released figures, as volumes to China more than doubled in the period.


Carlsberg, Brookyln Brewery team up again for Lithuanian beer launch 11 Jul 2017

Andy Morton

Carlsberg is to launch a range of small-batch beers in Lithuania through a fresh tie-up with Brooklyn Brewery.


Coca-Cola HBC inaugurates US$8m Romania packaging line 5 Jul 2017

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola HBC has opened a new EUR7m (US$8m) high-speed can line in Romania.

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