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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 »

Fine wine in La La land

The top wines of the Rhône have always struggled despite good scores and small production but that doesn’t mean their time won’t come.

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 No Comments »

Why does Bud Light refuse to sell beer?

Fresh from announcing its gay-wedding ad (which, in oddly tokenising fashion, appears not yet to have actually aired on paid major media as promised), Bud Light is now advertising equal pay for women.

Monday, September 19th, 2016 No Comments »

Closely watched wines

Tracking which wines people are searching for can be a good way of predicting trends and investment opportunities.

Friday, September 16th, 2016 No Comments »

What’s in a name? The pitfalls of picking a brand for your brew

Effective branding is fundamental to the success of any business, as is defending it from potential rivals keen to free-ride on its success, writes Susan Snedden.

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 No Comments »

English Wine: on the up in 2016!

English wine is making the news these days and more importantly it’s expanding.

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 No Comments »

New Zealand – a (green) world apart

Ludo has been talking non-stop about New Zealand for two years… This is his third ‘heart’ homeland where he took some of his most beautiful visual pictures in the past.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 No Comments »

Why would Stella Artois disrespect its own history?

It may well be true for many consumer-goods brands, but it is unquestionably so for beer: Brand history is a treasure to be perpetuated, safeguarded, and reverenced.

Monday, September 12th, 2016 1 Comment »

The lure of California

The arrival of Opus One 2013 on La Place on Monday morning is a reminder that the fine wine investment market isn’t all about Bordeaux.

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 No Comments »

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