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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 Diageo change Cuban rum?

Last year, I spoke to Juan Gonzalez, the head of Cuba's state-owned rum company, Cuba Ron. It was one of the most entertaining afternoons of...

Brazil on its way back, but not in a hurry

Brazil's economic recovery, its slowest in two decades, may be hampered by a fragile job market, high interest rates and the strength of the...

Latest Interviews

just the Answer - Havana Club International's MD, Jerome Cottin-Bizonne 8 Apr 2015

James Wilmore

Being based in the Cuban capital of Havana has its benefits, such as having a swimming pool in front of your office. But, for Jérôme Cottin-Bizonne, head of Havana Club International, the JV between Pernod Ricard and the Cuban government, there's little time to relax as the rum brand gears up for global growth. Here, the 41 year-old executive sits down with just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore.


just the Answer - Sebastian Aguirre, Concha y Toro Marketing Director for Premium Wines 23 Jan 2015

Olly Wehring

This week, editor Olly Wehring has been travelling through the winelands of Chile with the country's biggest wine producer, Concha y Toro. While there, he met Sebastian Aguirre, the company's marketing director for premium wines, to delve deeper into CyT's biggest brand, Casillero del Diablo.

Latest News

Beverage rivals join forces for US$76m Brazil retail relief effort 10 Jun 2020

Andy Morton

Beverage companies in Brazil including The Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo and Heineken are collaborating on a BRS370m (US$76m) rescue plan for small business owners.


Concha y Toro Q1 2020 - Sales jump 15.6% as COVID-19 approaches - results data 4 Jun 2020

Olly Wehring

Concha y Toro has posted a stellar start to 2020, with group sales jumping double digits in the first quarter.


Hotaling & Co boosts Convite mezcal presence in US 12 May 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Convite Mezcal is expanding the availability of its namesake portfolio in the US, with Hotaling & Co set to handle the importation of the three-strong mezcal line.


Concha y Toro lends biology lab to coronavirus fight 4 May 2020

Andy Morton

Concha y Toro has opened up its molecular biology laboratory in Chile to scientists processing COVID-19 tests.


Cuervo Q1 2020 - Sales up, volumes down, raises stake in Conor McGregor's Eire Born Spirits - results data 1 May 2020

Olly Wehring

Cuervo has posted a mid-single-digit lift in sales from the first quarter, despite a sizeable volumes decline.


Jose Cuervo's Cuervo Tradicional Añejo - Product Launch 22 Apr 2020

Olly Wehring

Cuervo has added an añejo expression to its higher-end Tradicional Tequila portfolio.



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