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Thursday 30 July 2015


Sula announces grape price hike for 2016 harvest

India’s biggest producer has said it will increase the purchasing rates of grapes by 10% for the 2016 harvest to encourage a growth in farming.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Thai Bev launches spirits to Indian market

One of southeast Asia’s largest drinks companies has announced its entry onto the Indian market with the launch of a range of premium single malts and gins.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo sees another senior exit

Ravi Rajagopal, Diageo’s global head of business development, is leaving the company at the end of September – the third executive level departure to be announced in the last month.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Czech monastery relaunches lost beer recipe

A monastery in Prague has revived a recipe for an IPA once favoured by British soldiers in India, which has proved a hit with the locals.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo and Heineken strike Indian deal

Diageo has sold its remaining stake in United Breweries to Heineken for £89 million, in a move that could threaten controversial chairman Vijay Mallya.

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Indians showing taste for domestic wine

The taste for local wines in India is growing and could precipitate a “China moment” in the sub-continent thinks the country’s biggest winemaker.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Kerala Church seeks to produce more wine

The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in Kerala has approached the state Excise Department asking to increase the capacity of the Church-owned mass wine production facility.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Proust Q&A: Ajoy Shaw

The chief winemaker and vice president of India’s largest winery, Sula Vineyards, Ajoy Shaw speaks to db about his life of no regrets, dislike of liars but love of Tintin.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo’s battle with Mallya boils over

A battle has erupted between Diageo and Vijay Mallya over his position as chairman of United Spirits, after a report has alleged past financial irregularities in the company’s accounts.

Monday, April 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Cobra founder strikes ahead of UK election

Lord Karan Bilimoria, the crossbench peer and founder of Cobra beer, has hit out at the two main UK political parties ahead of the country’s general election.

Friday, April 24th, 2015 No Comments »

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