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.

February 2016


Taking the Malbec message to Asia


Why it’s hard to define the region’s best wines?


Sally Easton MW explores the top trends in the ever-changing closures industry.

January 2016


Why wineries around the world now see sense in sustainability?


The rise of ‘alternative’ varieties down under


From crab crazes to bottomless brunch

December 2015

The Lap of Luxury

How spirits brands are standing out from the crowd with expensive and rare expression

Flying High

Champagne scales new heights in travel retail


Bordeaux fades in the Power 100

November 2015


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


The UK’s insatiable thirst for sparkling wine


Has the bulk wine sector reached its peak?

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?

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.

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

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.

June 2015

Sweet talk

Champagne’s falling sugar levels — what are the causes and what can we conclude?

Italy Special

The country’s leading winemakers, Prosecco’s best brands and Chianti Classico’s new top tier

Vinexpo Guide

What to expect from the biennial Bordeaux show under new management

May 2015

Its name in lights

How Australia hopes to shine on fine dining lists with its colourful offering

LWF Special

What to look out for at the UK’s biggest wine fair

Green Awards

Rewarding the drinks trade’s most sustainable businesses