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The future of retail in China - analysis

The way consumers shop in China is changing. The country's Internet giants are using e-commerce data to blend on- and off-line experiences i...

Concha y Toro Performance Trends 2013-2017 - data

In late-March, Concha y Toro released its full-year results for 2017. The wine group posted a 1.2% sales rise for the 12 months, as its prem...

What can wine industry learn from Concha y Toro?

When the aristocratic Don Melchor de Casa Concha wanted to keep thirsty winery workers from drinking his best wine, he made up a story that...

What female smokers should know about alcohol

While essentially all epidemiologic studies have shown adverse health effects of cigarette smoking and beneficial effects of moderate alcoho...

Latest Interviews

"Success in China is about being constantly visible" - just-drinks meets Stuart Barclay, GM of marketing at Wine Australia 17 Apr 2018

Lucy Britner

At the start of this year, the trade organisation for the Australian wine industry set out major investment plans for China, as sales to the country surged by 63% by value in 2017. Then, in March, Wine Australia appointed David Lucas to the newly-created role of regional general manager for Greater China, further signalling its dedication to the market.  At this year's ProWein, just-drinks sat down with  Wine Australia's GM of marketing, Stuart Barclay, to find out more about why Wine Australia is so excited about China.


"Some in the wine industry need to acknowledge that businesses need to make money" - just-drinks talks to CHAMP CEO John Haddock 5 Apr 2018

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Australian private equity group CHAMP announced the divestment of Accolade Wines to The Carlyle Group for AUD1bn (US$768m). The news marks the end of CHAMP's association in wine, which started in 2011 when it bought 80% of Constellation Brands' Australian and UK wine operations for AUD290m (then-US$290m). Having spoken to CHAMP CEO John Haddock at the time of the purchase, it seemed only right for just-drinks to grab him for one final chat, to find out what CHAMP is passing over, why they're selling and what wine lessons the group learnt over the last seven years.

Latest News

This week in spirits & wine, featuring Beefeater Pink's scented London commute, Halewood Wines & Spirits mulls sale and what we can all learn from Concha y Toro 18 May 18

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global spirits & wine categories. Click the links to view our round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & bottled water.


Wine model in the UK must change - Concha y Toro 18 May 18

Andy Morton

The UK wine industry needs to drop its reliance on volumes as the effects of Brexit and constrained global supplies put pressure on margins, the head of Concha y Toro UK has told just-drinks.


Australian Vintage's McGuigan Wines Single Batch Project - Product Launch 18 May 18

Andy Morton

Australian Vintage has borrowed terminology from the craft spirits industry with its latest McGuigan brand launch.


C&C Group brings back ex-Matthew Clark CEO for new role 18 May 18

Andy Morton

C&C Group continues to return familiar faces to the former Conviviality Group in the UK, appointing Steve Thomson as Matthew Clark executive chairman.


Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits creates cannabis subsidiary for Canada 17 May 18

Andy Morton

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has become the first alcohol distributor to enter the North American cannabis market, creating a cannabis subsidiary in Canada ahead of the country's full legalisation of the drug.


Concha y Toro's Fetzer 1000 Stories Gold Rush Red – Product Launch 16 May 18

Lucy Britner

Concha y Toro's US wine unit, Fetzer, has added a red blend to its Bourbon barrel-aged wine brand, 1000 Stories.

Latest blogs

Feeling Blue on Monday? Help is at hand 15 Jan 18

Olly Wehring

It may not be scientific, but the third Monday in January has been coined 'Blue Monday' - the most depressing day of the year. Dreamed up in the UK by a psychologist commissioned by a holiday company 14 years ago, there's method in the madness: Lousy weather, post-Christmas blues, last pay-day feels ages ago, next pay-day barely on the horizon...


The (temporary) return of Paul Walsh to the drinks debate 27 Apr 17

Andy Morton

Paul Walsh just can't stay away from the drinks industry.



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