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.

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.

August 2013

Net Gain

Why UK retailer are pushing wine online

Closures Latest

The latest innovations and their potential benefits for the wine industry

Sulphur use

Tracking the debate over the use of sulphites in wine, as well as their labelling controversy

Also includes: Profiling The Pig; Alun Griffiths MW; Rioja Masterclass.

July 2013

Shades Better

How the 2011 vintage has revived demand for Port

Top Tawnies

Results of the 2013 Fortified Masters released

Brand Building

Launching the luxury wine labels of the future

Tequila Tales

Embracing opportunities outside the US and Mexico

June 2013

Expensive Taste

Can prestige cuvée Champagne justify its extravagant price tag


Why price isn’t the only controversy

South Africa

Has Stellenbosch kept up with younger rivals?


Your guide to the 2013 fair