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Tag Archives: New Delhi

• Going to São Paulo? Scotland’s BrewDog opens craft beer bar

Going to São Paulo? Scotland’s BrewDog opens craft beer bar

Scottish brewer BrewDog is today officially opening a bar in São Paulo in Brazil as part of the expansion of its estate across the UK and overseas. With a capacity of 140, the new BrewDog Bar features 15 beers on tap, including its own BrewDog beers and WayDog, a session pale ale made by Brazilian […]

• Can China Sell Wine to India?

Can China Sell Wine to India?

China isn’t world-renowned for winemaking and India isn’t known as a nation of wine drinkers, yet these two markets are playing an increasingly prominent role in the industry. As incomes increase and the middle class expands, wine is growing in popularity in both countries. According to a Vinexpo/International Wines and Spirits Record study, India will […]

• SABMiller faces final demand for huge Indian tax bill

India’s regulatory authorities have issued a final demand for beer brewing giant SABMiller to pay a $39.5m (£24m) tax bill following its acquisition of Australian brewer Fosters’ assets in the country five years ago. The retrospective tax bill, which includes interest on the disputed sum, follows a series of claims from the Finance Ministry in […]

• Pernod-Ricard Predicts India Will Rise to Top Three Markets

Pernod-Ricard SA, the maker of Absolut vodka, said India may rank among its top three markets in five years, along with the U.S. and China, as economic growth and rising incomes spur demand for its brands. “India’s growth sounds very promising,” Chief Executive Officer Pierre Pringuet said in an interview in New Delhi today. “With […]

• Will French Wine Make Inroads Into India?

Will French Wine Make Inroads Into India?

President Nicolas Sarkozy is in India hoping to secure more business for French firms. French state-run nuclear firm Areva has managed to advance a preliminary agreement to supply reactors to an Indian state-run firm. But what can businesses involved in producing that most quintessentially French of products—wine—expect from this visit? Bill Fisher, head of exports […]

• Cheers as Delhi lets ladies behind the bar

Cheers as Delhi lets ladies behind the bar

Twenty-year-old scotch whisky, vintage champagne. You can find almost anything in the sparkling high-end bars of India’s capital, except a female bartender. Soon you’ll find that, too, after Delhi this week changed a century-old law that banned women from serving alcohol. For activists and alcohol industry insiders, it was long overdue.