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Saturday 25 October 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.
db October 2014 Front

October 2014

Asian Travel Retail

Making the journey

The latest drinks trends in travel retail

The forecast is clear for the Asian travel retail market, as it looks to overtake Europe as the leading duty free shopping region.



Just how big are sales of own-label fizz?

Some Champagne producers are railing against the rise of the cut-price, own-brand offerings from supermarkets.



Why top end Tawny is the Douro’s new darling

To be recognised as the producer of a top, unique offering involves charging the top price – which is exactly what the leading Douro producers are up to.


Also includes: Fortified Masters; Dr Alan Rutherford; Levantine Cuisine

September 2014 Cover

September 2014

Steps to success

The changes making Chilean wine more colourful, and the countries rising stars


Picking out the winemakers to watch Down Under


Why Somontano deserves a closer look

Also includes: Emilia-Romagna tasting; Beautiful South preview; Concha Y Toro event

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August 2014

Best of British

Picking out the thriving independent retailers across the UK

Argentina: More than Malbec

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

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.