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Thursday 8 October 2015

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How not to position beer brands: Will Anheuser-Busch keep struggling?

Dan Fox questions the approach the world’s largest brewer is taking with its leading beer brands as it seeks to differentiate them from each other.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Château La Coste: a passion for wine, art and architecture

dbHK’s Ivy Ng travels to Provence where she discovers a 3,000-acre community of wine, art and architecture at the enchanting Château La Coste.

Friday, September 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Bolivia: between heaven and earth

Long gone are the sacramental wines of the old days, Bolivia is now producing fine wines which “sometimes” age very well, write the Wine Explorers.

Monday, September 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Down under at the first Australia Trade Tasting

Representatives from across the wine industry converged on Melbourne recently for the inaugural Australia Trade Tasting.

Thursday, September 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Does anybody care about Coors Light?

A former Miller Coors executive spills the beans to Dan Fox claiming that the brewer’s “problems” are rooted in his belief that “nobody really cares” about its brand.

Monday, September 7th, 2015 1 Comment »

Peru: an undeniable terroir in the Inca lands

Far away from the sumptuous Machu Picchu and Titicaca Lakes, it was in Lima, the capital of Peru, that we started our trip.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Own-label gin can’t use provenance to boost sales

Own-label gins might be beating some of the big brands in blind taste tests, but can they compete in terms of design and packaging?

Friday, August 28th, 2015 No Comments »

Five threats to the continued rise of craft beer

Dan Fox lays out the factors conspiring against the continued rise of craft beer, and how brewers can minimise the threat to their brand.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 5 Comments »

Mexico: the pioneer of the Americas

When discussing the wine of the Americas we first think of the United States, Argentina or Chile, even Brazil or Uruguay, but certainly not Mexico, which is ironic given that it is the oldest wine destination in the Americas.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 4 Comments »

SA’s Boschendal backs premium push in Asia

South Africa “got it wrong” and should have marketed its sparkling wines as Méthode Cap Classique, not South African sparkling wine, from the beginning, according to Boschendal’s white and sparkling winemaker Lizelle Gerber.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 No Comments »

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