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Cuervo 2017 - results data

In late-February, Cuervo released its results for the 12 months of 2017. Sales in the year came in 6.4% up compared to 2016, on flat volumes...

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....

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

AdVini snaps up majority share in Stellenbosch Vineyards 20 Apr 2018

Lucy Britner

French wine firm AdVini has upped its presence in South Africa with a major stake purchase in the country's Stellenbosch Vineyards.

Halewood Wines & Spirits offloads Romanian wine operations to Alexandrion Group 12 Apr 2018

Lucy Britner

Romania-based spirits firm Alexandrion Group has agreed to purchase Halewood Wines & Spirits' wine operations in the country.

Coca-Cola India's Thums Up Charged No Sugar - Product Launch 11 Apr 2018

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co's Indian unit has rolled out a sugar-free version of its Thums Up Charged variant.

Commercial director at Diageo’s Shui Jing Fang moves to William Grant & Sons in Asia Pacific 9 Apr 2018

Olly Wehring

William Grant & Sons has recruited a former Diageo executive to head up its Travel Retail operations across Asia Pacific.

The Coca-Cola Co goes regional as it kicks off Share-a-Coke in India - video 6 Apr 2018

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co's Indian version of its Share-a-Coke campaign is to use 12 regional languages as it expands across the polyglot country.

Henkell & Co takes majority stake in Lithuanian distributor Filipopolis 3 Apr 2018

Andy Morton

German wine group Henkell & Co has followed up its acquisition of sparkling wine company Freixenet with the purchase of Lithuanian distributor Filipopolis.

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