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China spirit - How Diageo reinflated baijiu, II

In a visit to the home of Diageo's Chinese spirit brand, Shuijingfang, news & insights editor Andy Morton looks back at the fall - and subse...

China spirit - How Diageo got burned by baijiu, I

In a visit to the home of Diageo's Chinese spirit brand, Shuijingfang, news & insights editor Andy Morton looks back at the fall - and subse...

Pernod's mood darkens over India - Analysis

If it's not one thing then it's another. Such is the way of the global drinks market....

How will India's road liquor ban affect alcohol?

The Indian drinks industry was described as "shocked". And, certainly, the decision by the Supreme Court last Friday to uphold a ban on liqu...

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

Rising drinking culture to boost spirits consumption in China - research 22 Sep 2017

Lucy Britner

An increase in the propensity to drink alcohol at social gatherings is set to drive the spirits market in China, according to new research.


Mistakes made in China, but increased spend to pull Chivas back - Pernod Ricard 5 Sep 2017

Olly Wehring

The head of Pernod Ricard’s Scotch whisky unit has admitted the group "made mistakes" with the Chivas Regal brand in China in the most recent fiscal year.


Anheuser-Busch InBev's South African Breweries to create 10,000 jobs by 2021 5 Sep 2017

Lucy Britner

Anheuser-Busch InBev's South African Breweries (SAB) unit has launched an entrepreneurship campaign to help create 10,000 jobs in South Africa by 2021. 


Diageo hands Guinness distribution to Anheuser-Busch InBev in China 30 Aug 2017

Lucy Britner

Diageo has appointed Anheuser-Busch InBev as the exclusive distributor for its Guinness beer brand in mainland China.


Premiumisation drives China Resources Beer Co H1 2017 - results 25 Aug 2017

Olly Wehring

China Resources Beer Co has posted a lift in first-half sales, with the group's full consolidation of the China Resources Snow Breweries JV boosting its bottom line.


India's highway liquor ban eased by Supreme Court - reports 25 Aug 2017

Olly Wehring

India's Supreme Court has tempered the terms of the ban on alcohol sales in proximity to the country's highways, according to local reports.

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