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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

Pernod Ricard takes full control of Avion Spirits Tequila venture 17 Jan 2018

Olly Wehring

The US division of Pernod Ricard has sucked up the outstanding 16% of Avion Spirits, completing the buyout of its partner in the Tequila venture.


Sri Lanka president refuses Government plans to allow women to buy alcohol - report 16 Jan 2018

Lucy Britner

The president of Sri Lanka has rejected the Government's attempt to scrap a law in the country that prevents women from buying alcohol.


Sri Lanka to lift ban on women buying alcohol  11 Jan 2018

Lucy Britner

The Sri Lankan government has announced plans to scrap a 63-year-old law preventing women from purchasing alcohol in the country.


The Coca-Cola Co buys Chilean juice maker Comercializadora Novaverde 10 Jan 2018

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has teamed up with local bottlers to purchase Chile's Comercializadora Novaverde, the owner of juice brand Guallarauco.


Tsingtao Brewery confirms price rises as costs increase 5 Jan 2018

Andy Morton

Tsingtao Brewery has admitted it will raise prices on some of its products amid reports that China’s brewers are being forced to take action because of packaging cost increases.


PepsiCo shakes up Tropicana distribution in India with Varun Beverages deal 4 Jan 2018

Andy Morton

PepsiCo had handed the majority of its Tropicana distribution in India to bottling partner Varun Beverages.



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