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Arca Continental's FY 2016 - Focus

Late last week, Arca Continental reported its full-year results, revealing a strong rise in sales and profits. Here, just-drinks takes a clo...

Chile's wine future burned by wild fires - Comment

Wild fires hit the Chilean - and then global - headlines earlier this month. The subsequent damage to some of the country's vineyards may ha...

Heineken’s Brazil play – Analysis

The Brazilian beer market may be able to claim Kirin Holdings as a victim in the coming weeks, but the likelihood of Heineken stepping in to...

Brazil puts better-for-you beverages to the test

Alll eyes are on Brazil at the moment as the country gears up for the Rio Olympics. Euromonitor International's senior beverage analyst, Hop...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Havana Club MD 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.


Interview - Concha y Toro Marketing Director 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

Philippe Brechot joins Destileria Serralles as CEO 10 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

Destilería Serrallés has recruited a former Diageo and William Grant & Sons executive to become its next CEO.


FY volumes down but sales rise for Coca-Cola FEMSA 27 Feb 2017

Olly Wehring

Coca-Cola FEMSA has reported a rise in sales for 2016, with volumes dropping back in the period.


Arca 2016 shines, confirms US territory deal 27 Feb 2017

Andy Morton

Arca Continental has hailed "outstanding" full-year results as it confirmed plans to take over franchise territory for The Coca-Cola Co in the southern US.


Heineken ends Kirin's Brazil woes with asset buy 13 Feb 2017

Olly Wehring

Heineken has successfully completed its recently-confirmed discussions with Kirin Holdings, with the European brewer set to acquire Kirin's Brazilian operations for almost half the price the Japanese firm paid in 2011.


Almost 100 hectares of Chilean vines destroyed 1 Feb 2017

Andy Morton

Fires in Chile have wiped out at least 94 hectares of vineyard, mainly in the Maule Coast region, a new report from Wines of Chile has said.


Fires cause "considerable damage" - Wines of Chile 25 Jan 2017

Andy Morton

Chile's wine trade body has said it is still working to assess the full extent of the damage caused by wildfires in the country but confirmed there has been "considerable damage" to old vines.

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