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.

October 2014

Making the journey

The latest drinks trends in travel retail


Just how big are sales of own-label fizz?


Why top end Tawny is the Douro’s new darling

September 2014

Steps to success

The changes making Chilean wine more colourful, and the countries rising stars


Picking out the winemakers to watch Down Under


Why Somontano deserves a closer look

Also includes: Emilia-Romagna tasting; Beautiful South preview; Concha Y Toro event

August 2014

Best of British

Picking out the thriving independent retailers across the UK

Argentina: More than Malbec

The country’s winemakers are fast discovering that there’s life beyond Malbec

Top 10 Wine and Spirit Brands

We reveal the brands with the biggest global volume sales last year

Also includes: Closure innovation; Corbin & King; US wine trends

July 2014

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?

Tequila Trends

How specialist bars are taking the Mexican spirit upmarket

Emerging Brands

Considering the techniques for success in the far east

Also includes: Cab Masters results, db Awards winners, wine storage in Asia

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?