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The battle for beer dominance in Vietnam - data

Earlier this year, South Asian brewer ThaiBev confirmed plans to launch an IPO for its combined Thai and Vietnamese operations on the Singap...

How post-COVID China will reshape the world

A new report from McKinsey has outlined what China's continuing recovery from the pandemic will look like and the effect it will have on the...

Heineken faces China distribution gap - comment

It has been almost 15 years since I managed a bar in Chengdu, one of China's biggest second-tier cities, but I still remember the early afte...

South Africa's wine industry toils under COVID

South Africa's wine producers have been hard-done-by this year, more so than any other wine-producing nation. As Chris Losh explains, the co...

Latest Interviews

"Rum is at a critical tipping point" - just-drinks speaks to La Hechicera co-founder Miguel Riascos 18 Mar 2021

Andy Morton

just-drinks speaks to La Hechicera co-founder Miguel Riascos, who will continue as MD of the Colombian rum brand in the wake of Pernod Ricard's takeover.


"This will sort out the sheep from the lambs" - Cramele Recas founder Philip Cox - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL 7 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

The coronavirus pandemic will be "painful but not deadly" for the global wine industry, according to the founder of Romanian winery Cramele Recas, with financially-unstable wine companies facing the greatest threat.

Latest News

ThaiBev postpones BeerCo IPO as Thailand COVID cases spike 19 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

ThaiBev has blamed the latest coronavirus surge in Asia for its decision to delay an initial public offering.


UK holds high hopes for India Scotch whisky duty cut - report 16 Apr 2021

Olly Wehring

The British Prime Minister is heading to India later this month, with the country's authorities targeting "early wins" in a future trading relationship that could cut the rate of duty on Scotch whisky, according to a report.


Bacardi's Tequila Cazadores pre-mix RTDs - Product Launch - Top ten Tequila markets 2021 data 15 Apr 2021

Olly Wehring

Bacardi has added a pre-mix RTD to the portfolio of its Tequila Cazadores brand in the US.


South Africa sugar tax led to plunge in high-sugar CSD volumes - study 13 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

Sales of high-sugar soft drinks in South Africa fell by 28% in the 12 months after the introduction of the 2018 sugar tax, a new study has found.


Amber Beverage Group takes Kah Tequila to China 13 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

Amber Beverage Group is to launch Tequila brand Kah in China.


PepsiCo changes Pepsi recipe in India 9 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

PepsiCo has reformulated its flagship Pepsi CSD brand in India to be "even more refreshing".



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