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Australia - the wine to watch in China in 2019

Australia's wine producers will be looking forward to 2019, as wine tariff rates in China, the industry's largest export market, hit the max...

just-drinks thinks - Tmall's market research deal

Will there come a time when companies know more than we know ourselves about what we want? If Alibaba's latest move is anything to go by, it...

Why wine producers won't have China their own way

Fresh off the plane after a trip to China, just-drinks' wine commentator, Chris Losh, brings us his take on the category in the country and...

South African wine gets serious in China

Of all the statistics bandied around at the Cape Wine exhibition in Cape Town earlier this month, one in particular stood out: 37% of South...

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

Unilever wins battle to acquire Horlicks 3 Dec 2018

Andy Coyne

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has emerged as the winner in the fight to acquire the India-based Horlicks bedtime malt drink brand and other nutrition products from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), confirming a EUR3.3bn (US$3.74bn) deal.


Scotch Whisky Association gains GI for Scotch whisky in Indonesia 29 Nov 2018

Lucy Britner

The trade organisation for Scotch whisky has secured enhanced legal protection for the category in Indonesia.


Heineken's Nigerian Breweries hits back after lottery commission seals head office 28 Nov 2018

Andy Morton

Heineken-owned Nigerian Breweries has denied wrongdoing after Nigeria's lottery commission temporarily shut down the brewer's head office.


Can Q4 make up for Concha y Toro's flat sales in 2018? - results data 16 Nov 2018

Olly Wehring

A second consecutive quarter of flatlining sales sees Concha y Toro hoping for an uptick in the final three months of 2018.


Yet another CEO bites the dust, John Hudson to depart Anadolu Efes 12 Nov 2018

Olly Wehring

Anadolu Efes is the latest drinks company to prepare for the departure of its CEO, with John Hudson set to leave the Turkey-based brewer.


Amber Beverage Group takes over Permalko distillery from SPI Group 12 Nov 2018

Andy Morton

Amber Beverage Group, part of Stolichnaya owner SPI Group, has bought a majority stake in Russian spirits producer Permalko from its parent company.



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