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Questor share tip: Avoid Diageo's emerging market hangover

The world biggest drinks company has taken a writedown in emerging market assets as sales fall sharply, says Questor.<p><b>Diageo<br>£17.86-3p<br>Questor says AVOID</b><p>BAIJIU is a Chinese white spirit that is renowned for its potency and ability to induce a painful hangover. Perhaps it is unsurprising, therefore, …

Japan's drink company Suntory acquires US Beam

Jonny Forsyth is Associate Director - Mintel Food & Drink, monitoring and engaging with latest innovations and market developments in all alcohol and …

It's official: Jinro soju is the world's best-selling liquor

Which makes Korea the world's drinking capital, obviously<p>When we saw this on the Korean news, we blinked. Then cracked up.<p>The Millionaires' Club, an England-based catalog that ranks brands, liquors and spirits, pinpointed Korea's Jinro soju as the world's best-selling brand of liquor, based on data …

Chinese wines

I got an email recently from a friend in France who had just lunched with the famous but reclusive Meursault producer Jean-François Coche of …

French winemakers look beyond China to emerging Asian markets

(HONG KONG-AFP) - Faced with a stalling China market, French winemakers are working to entice a growing middle class in Asia away from spirits and …

China becomes biggest market for red wine, with 1.86bn bottles sold in 2013

Boom attributed to new urban affluence – and to Chinese fondness for lucky colour<p>The Chinese appear to have beaten the French at one of their own favourite pastimes – quaffing red wine. China's drinkers knocked back 1.86bn bottles of vin rouge last year, an increase of 136% over five years, making …

Hail Shatters Burgundy's Hope for a Promising Crop

A violent storm unleashed its wrath on Burgundy's vineyards in the late afternoon of June 28, affecting an area from Chassagne-Montrachet to Beaune …

What’s Ahead for Amarone? Looking Beyond This Year’s Soggy Vintage

It is a soggy vintage in Valpolicella and the Veneto generally. Rain, rain and more rain on through harvest. This is problematic and also a bit …

Wine-Searcher. Human race only please ...

To keep Wine-Searcher running smoothly, we've added some extra security measures to make sure you are a real person and not a robot. Please complete …

Wine boss says 10-year grape glut to continue

Treasury has 83 wine brands in its portfolio, led by Penfolds, Wolf Blass, Rosemount, Wynns and Lindemans and is the world's largest stand-alone …

Top ten trends of the last ten years: 5. Premiumisation

In our sixth installment of the greatest changes in drinks since <i>db</i> was launched in July 2002, we consider the “premiumisation” trend.<p>The Gran Patron …

Centre for Policy Studies

Yes<p>Dr. Sarah Wollaston MP<p><i>Dr Sarah Wollaston MP was elected Member of Parliament for Totnes in May 2010 and lives in South Devon with her husband</i> …

Alcohol

Six reasons to reject minimum alcohol pricing

Prices

Canada is proof that state-controlled drinking is good for health

Under minimum pricing of alcohol, the state dictates the cost, or at least the "floor" price, that pubs, clubs and supermarkets must charge for beer, wine and other drinks. While many medical organisations want ministers to go down that road to reduce alcohol-related harm, it is fiercely opposed by …

Where the money goes on a bottle of wine in the UK

I put together a handsome graphic to illustrate what you get for your money with a bottle of wine in the UK in 2012, and the image has been referred …

French wine tax plans will ‘cork the industry’

A pro-wine pressure group has mounted a vociferous campaign against plans to raise taxes and tighten advertising laws for winemaking professionals, claiming such moves will hurt one of France’s most successful export industries.<p>When one thinks of France, one thinks of wine.<p>But the country’s armies …