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Wednesday 30 July 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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July 2014

Duoro Valley

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?

Is Port at a crossroads, or is it at the beginning of a new golden age? It seems with vital decisions to make, Port could go either way. By Ben Howkins

Agave Fields

Tequila Trends

How specialist bars are taking the Mexican spirit upmarket

The old image of Tequila as a shot to be knocked back with lime and salt is being erased as specialist bars push the spirit, along with Mezcal, as something to savour – particularly in their unoaked form, finds Lucy Shaw


Emerging Brands

Considering the techniques for success in the far east

Success in Asia depends on following the basic principles of good marketing, respecting the local culture and creating a USP tailored to the particular and changing tastes of eastern territories, writes Rupert Millar.

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

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March 2014

South Africa

South Africa’s premium wine producers unite to promote Cape fine wines.

Italian Fizz

Will increasing plantings damage Prosecco’s image

Brown Spirits

How Americana is fueling a bourbon boom in London