9. Moutai
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Sector: Food & Beverage
Headquarters: Renhuai

China is experiencing something of an alcohol renaissance, with many drinks -- especially wine -- rapidly growing in popularity.

One beneficiary is Moutai, a leading producer of baijiu. While not very popular abroad yet, baijiu has a long history in China. And the clear, sorghum-based liquor is expanding its footprint. But drinker beware -- the liquor is also commonly referred to as "firewater."


Source: WPP and Millward Brown
- Last updated December 06 2012 09:28 PM ET