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Tuesday 1 December 2015
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.

November 2015

Winning Formula


Is there a right or wrong way to judge a wine award?

It is generally accepted that the judging of wine is an inexact science. But as consumers grow more sophisticated, and the point scores and medals come under closer scrutiny,it’s also a marketing conundrum that brands need to get right.

Party Time


The UK’s insatiable thirst for sparkling wine

Can anything cause the UK sparkling wine boom to turn flat? With Champagne spending on the up in London’s best restaurants and a seemingly insatiable appetite for non-Champagne fizz, certainly not any time soon.

Mass Appeal


Has the bulk wine sector reached its peak?

The bulk wine industry is working hard to shake off negative perceptions and reposition itself as a guarantor of quality and efficiency. But with changing consumption and brand control, has the bulk sector peaked?

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October 2015

Restricted Baggage

What’s preventing wine coming along for the ride in the booming travel retail market?

Fashionable French

How all corners of France are refraining from complacency to stay on top

Coming into Port

Can single quintas introduce a new generation to the Duoro?

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September 2015

Hailing the cab

Why Chile is looking to the past for its Cabernets of the future

The Aussie Shiraz style shift

How Barossa and beyond are experimentingwith more nuanced styles of Shiraz

Chianti Classico’s best wines

Our Masters competition featured the firstUK blind tasting of the new Gran Selezione.

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August 2015

Service, please!

As supermarkets scale back ranges, merchants and online retailers make their move

Woman’s touch

Argentina is nurturing some of the bestfemale winemaking talent in the world

Seeking Closure

Conflicting studies into different closures could hold back environmental efforts

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July 2015

Gaining an edge

Why Tequila is suddenly the super-premium spirit to watch

db Awards

Granting the leading figures in the industry their time in the spotlight

Premium Rosé

Pink, pale and preferably Proveçal – the growing trend in top-end rosé.