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Concha y Toro Performance Trends 2015-19 - data

In mid-March, Concha y Toro posted a 7% rise in full-year sales from the 12 months of 2019. The performance was driven by exports of the gro...

Is the pisco breakthrough on its way? - analysis

Earlier this year, just-drinks visited an array of pisco producers in Chile, on a trip organised by trade association Pisco Chile. From smal...

How will the coronavirus impact beverages?

In 2003, I was living in Taipei at the height of the SARS panic. The city was a sea of facemasks and hand sanitiser. Taipei's crowded public...

Pernod breaks boundaries with Chinese distillery

The recent unveiling of Pernod Ricard Asia's plans to produce China's first domestically-sourced single malt whisky is undoubtedly a landmar...

Latest Interviews

"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.


"Drinking has its taboo side in India, but that's changing" - just-drinks speaks to William Grant & Sons' India head, Sachin Mehta 28 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

It has been a decade since William Grant & Sons established a standalone distribution unit in India. You may ask what took the company so long - India, after all, has long been the world's largest whisk(e)y market by volume and Scotch giants Diageo and Pernod Ricard have been in-market much longer.

Latest News

Liviko launches 60% abv Travel Safe vodka/disinfectant for GTR 10 Jul 2020

Olly Wehring

Liviko has created a vodka for the Global Travel Retail channel that can double as a disinfectant.


Vietnam lines up final SABECO stake sale - report 6 Jul 2020

Andy Morton

Vietnam's Government is withdrawing from SABECO, according to reports, with the divestment of its remaining 36% stake in the domestic brewer.


Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co explores US$1bn IPO - report 3 Jul 2020

Andy Morton

Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co is considering launching an initial public offering that could raise in the region of US$1bn, according to a report.


Costa Coffee brews Coca-Cola-flavoured coffee for China 30 Jun 2020

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has launched Coca-Cola-flavoured coffees in Chinese branches of Costa Coffee.


Boycotts, taxes may trip up brewers in China - analyst 29 Jun 2020

Andy Morton

Brewers in China could face new taxes on premium beer as well as Government-backed boycotts of international brands, an analyst has warned.


Venue's hospital conversion prompts Beviale Moscow cancellation 29 Jun 2020

Olly Wehring

The organisers of this year's Beviale Moscow trade show have called off the event as its venue in the city is being used as a hospital.



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