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Monday 1 September 2014
Every month the drinks business publishes a magazine, in print and digital formats, containing in depth analysis of all the major issues in beer, wine and spirits.
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August 2014

Lea & Sandeman

Best of British

Picking out the thriving independent retailers across the UK

Independent wine retailers are on the rise again, but is this bounceback sustainable? Gabriel Savage explores what it takes to survive in the modern era

Argentina Wine

Argentina: More than Malbec

The country’s winemakers are fast discovering that there’s life beyond Malbec

Argentina’s more adventurous wine producers are beginning to embrace grapevarieties beyond ‘brand Malbec’ – and it’s paying off, writes Lucy Shaw

Wine Glasses

Top 10 Wine and Spirit Brands

We reveal the brands with the biggest global volume sales last year

Also includes: Closure innovation; Corbin & King; US wine trends

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July 2014

In Deep Water

Aged Tawny and vintage Port are in growth, but how much longer can fortified producers subsidise the douro’s table wine sector?

Tequila Trends

How specialist bars are taking the Mexican spirit upmarket

Emerging Brands

Considering the techniques for success in the far east

Also includes: Cab Masters results, db Awards winners, wine storage in Asia

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June 2014

Power Brands Report

Johnnie Walker puts clear water between itself and rivals


The benefits of extended lees ageing & what makes a great vintage

South Africa

Considering the trends in Cape Cabernet blends

Also includes: Casual fine dining in London; Big budget takeovers; En Primeur price comparisons.


May 2014

Style with substance

Italy’s smartest sparklings, highest vines, and 10 most powerful women

LWF 2014

Previewing a rejuvenated fair London Wine Fair

Drinks design

Identifying the craziest packaging innovations

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April 2014


Chile’s winemakers head south in search of new terroirs with access to water


The on-trade report from the drinks business


Restructuring Europe’s largest wine producer