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.

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

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

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

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

February 2014

Breaking Convention

Why Rioja producers are trialing oak sources outside of America


What really influences stopper decisions


How Malbec is moving up in price and quality

January 2014

Scoring Points

There is a theory that the Australian wine industry is on the wane but its ability to adapt and innovate show this is not necessarily true.

Fairs of the Future

Lucy Shaw takes us on a tour of the key wine and spirits exhibitions of 2014.

Back to nature

In recent years the drinks industry has increased its commitment to sustainable practices but can even more be done for the environment?

December 2013

High Performance

38-page luxury focus considers the world’s most powerful fine wines as well as top end spirits trends

Winemaking Consultants

A look at the approaches and impact of the world’s most influential consultants

Champagne Masters

The top performing categories and brands from this year’s competition

November 2013

Trend Spotting

What’s hot in the cocktail capitals of the world

Chardonnay Masters

The results of db’s inaugural ChardonnayMasters highlight the best places for the grape

German Riesling

A Riesling renaissance may finally be taking place, but it’s happening in the US, not UK

October 2013

Pretty in pink

Why sales in pricey Champagen Rosé are still on the rise despite the recession

Travel Retail

How additional airports are benefitting drinks

South Africa

Chardonnay or Chenin – which is better?


Why going green is the new national trend

September 2013

Riding High

Unearthing the latest trends and terroirs in a 30-page Chile focus


Coonawarra leads a Cabernet comeback


Are flavours cannibalising sales or driving demand

Plus: New Zealand Pinot trends; Beautiful South preview; Chablis roundtable report.