Award-winning Angolan beer, Luandina, has sets sights on the Chinese market, making its presence felt at the recent China International Import Expo.

Only three years after its launch, Luandina was recognised by an international gold medal from Monde Selection, an annual international award based in Brussels dedicated to finding the world’s highest quality products.

Luandina, Angola’s first 100 per cent native beer brand, is owned by Angolan beverage giant Sodiba, a private venture run by Africa’s most successful investor Isabel dos Santos. Luandina was established in 2016, and started exporting to China and other countries in 2018. It faced stiff competition from Cuca, the country’s most well-known beer brand established by Portugal during its colonisation of the southern African country.