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Tequila & mezcal… what’s happening?

Wine & Spirit International’s Dale Sklar looks at the mounting crisis for the Tequila industry as a chronic shortage of Blue Agave plants – which are used to make the spirit – cause huge price increases.

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 No Comments »

The trouble with cider

Pete Hayes, co-founder and director of design agency PB Creative, laments the struggles of cider, which while already maintaining only a tiny share of the UK market, actually declined by 6% this year.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 No Comments »

How can wine producers cater to the tastes of millennials?

It’s no secret that the tastes of millennials can be tricky for wine producers to pin-point. Neil Anderson, marketing director of Kingsland Drinks, explores how wine producers can keep up with their ever evolving tastes.

Thursday, November 10th, 2016 1 Comment »

How drinks brands are swaying public opinion on politics

Consumers are no longer sitting on the fence when it comes to their purchases. They realise they have the power to incite change and are demanding the same from the brands they buy, who need to take note, says Will Rowe, CEO of audience insight agency Protein.

Friday, November 4th, 2016 No Comments »

Personal reflection on a legend: Bill Coors turns 100 years old

Dan Fox reflects on the career of William K. Coors – “Uncle Bill” to many – who turned 100 earlier this year, recounting the “beer baron’s” many achievements, which include the aluminium can.

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 No Comments »

Metaxa’s adventurous new spirit

Geoffrey Dean reports on Greek spirit brand Metaxa’s bold move to recruit South African adventurer Mike Horn as its new brand ambassador.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 No Comments »

Why ShockTop’s ‘greatest SuperBowl ad ever’ was a failure

Advertising guru Dan Fox gives us his take on why ShockTop’s $5 million, self-proclaimed “greatest SuperBowl ad of all time” failed.

Monday, October 10th, 2016 No Comments »

The promise of India

Last week we were lucky enough to be able to spend a day at the delightful Sula Vineyard, a hair-raising three hour drive north east of Mumbai. What has that got to do with wine investment, you may ask?

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 No Comments »

Languedoc needn’t cost the earth

The Languedoc-Roussillon is the world’s biggest wine region and while previously the area was known more for bulk wine production than for quality, that is changing.

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 No Comments »

Alcoholic Drinks – August 2016 Overview of New Product Launches

This regular summary highlights the most interesting product launches in July to August 2016, with a focus on the direction the alcoholic drinks industry is taking in terms of innovative developments.

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 No Comments »

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