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Wednesday 27 May 2015


Has China lost interest in beer?

For the first time in 24 years, beer production figures have declined as an emerging Chinese middle class revs up its enthusiasm for red wine.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Toddler dies after being given alcohol

A two-year-old boy has died after drinking cups of baijiu, which has an alcohol content of between 40 to 60%, while at a meal with his father.

Monday, May 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Chinese wine market sees huge power shift

There has been a marked move away from top-end wines being the dominant force in the Chinese market, with younger drinkers increasingly enjoying entry-level brands.

Friday, May 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Moët to debut red blend from Shangri-La

Moët Hennessy is due to release a Bordeaux red blend made in the Chinese town of Shangri-La close to the Tibetan border in the Himalayan foothills.

Friday, May 8th, 2015 No Comments »

South African wine booming in China

Sales of South African wine are booming in China, having grown 63% last year as producers up their investment in the market and create unique bottlings.

Friday, May 8th, 2015 3 Comments »

Muslims ordered to sell alcohol in China’s Xinjiang region

Shopkeepers and restaurant owners are faced with closure unless they comply with a new rule given by Chinese authorities regarding the sale of alcohol.

Friday, May 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Prosecution over man’s death after drinking contest in China

Organisers ordered to pay $70,000 after one participant died due to excessive alcohol intake.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Lion and Jebsen Fine Wines sign China deal

Australian retail giant Lion has joined forces with Jebsen Fine Wines to sell some of Australia and America’s most popular wine brands across China.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 No Comments »

AB InBev sees profits amid low sales

Budweiser maker AB InBev has seen a slight profit in the first quarter of the year despite a decline in volume sales in the US.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Winners and losers in precarious global market

Global total volume growth remains subdued for a second year running, setting it up to be among the three lowest in the last decade.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 No Comments »

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