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Archive for 2007

DB TOP 50: The influencers

Who are the key figures that determine what the world drinks? We count down the top 50. There are myriad definitions of the word power, but for the purpose of our list what matters most is the power to influence.

Friday, December 21st, 2007 No Comments »

BUSINESS APPOINTMENTS: December 2007

Patrick Ricard to step down; Pol Roger reshuffle announced; Ferguson joins Antinori JV

Thursday, December 20th, 2007 No Comments »

RETAIL: PROFILE – New in store

New York’s famous Astor Wines & Spirits has opened an impressive new centre promising genuine retail innovation. By Clint Rodenberg

Thursday, December 20th, 2007 No Comments »

RETAIL: SOFT DRINKS – Brits get fruity

As UK consumers become more health conscious across socioeconomic classes, healthy fruit drinks see value growth boost.

Thursday, December 20th, 2007 No Comments »

LUXURY: SELFRIDGES – The perfect service

As evidence of its commitment to a high quality drinks offering, Selfridges employs a sommelier as head buyer for wine and spirits. Dawn Davies tells Patrick Schmitt about her role

Thursday, December 20th, 2007 No Comments »

LUXURY: RUM – Sugar and spice

Luxury sipping golden rum is doing well in the on-trade, spurred on by the UK’s love of the Mojito. Ben Grant asks whether light and dark rums can replicate this success and grow the category at the premium end of the scale

Thursday, December 20th, 2007 No Comments »

LUXURY: VODKA – Pure profit

While premium whisky trades on age, heritage and scarcity, how does high-end vodka, with its connotations of neutrality and purity, justify an elevated price point? Richard Woodard investigates 

Thursday, December 20th, 2007 No Comments »

LUXURY: Cognac – Expensive taste

Consumer demand for luxury goods and growing disposable income in the emerging markets has led to impressive growth in premium Cognac. Fionnuala Synnott reports

Thursday, December 20th, 2007 No Comments »

LUXURY: CHAMPAGNE – With compliments

Giving target consumers free Champagne is a key part of most brands’ marketing mix and is often done at top-end hotels and in premium airline travel. Clinton Cawood considers who benefits and how

Thursday, December 20th, 2007 No Comments »

LUXURY: FINE WINE – The finishing wines

Although the world’s top wines possess enviable global luxury status, they are nonetheless highly susceptible to changing fortunes. Since last year some brands continue to race ahead, while others lag behind, writes Patrick Schmitt

Thursday, December 20th, 2007 No Comments »

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