May 4, 2018
The bar is a vital node for the alcoholic drinks industry. Bartenders can be influential trendsetters and industry movers. Recognising the role of bars for the industry, the newly-released briefing Spirits in Asia: Trends in Bars through the Social Media Lens seeks to examine key trends across bars in Asia, identify their drivers and examine […]
April 19, 2018
  As American wine consumers become more educated, their preferences become centered on value and seeking out new experiences. As a result, on-trade consumption is increasingly being passed up in favor of off-trade opportunities. Consumers are also gravitating towards more complex wines as their knowledge and willingness to try new offerings increase. Watch on YouTube
Alexander Esposito
February 20, 2018
Still light grape wine: entering the dragon and a shadow falls over the US China might have historically been the proverbial dragon in the room when discussing wine but it will be the accelerating transition from luxury towards the mass market that will inform the next chapter in its evolution- a development that will in […]
May 11, 2017
Global Market research provider Euromonitor International released new alcoholic drinks research. According to the newly released data, in 2016 the global alcoholic drinks market remained inebriated at the proverbial wheel, staying in negative territory for a second year running and following hot on the hills of its first slump in more than a decade back […]
October 30, 2016
‘Singapore and Australia are natural partners.’ said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Australian Financial Review on October 12 2016 at the time of welcoming the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong to Canberra for bilateral talks. Singapore and Australia shares a close relationship in many respects, most interestingly in trade. New initiatives […]
May 25, 2016
From grape stories to great stories Demystification and democratisation initiatives will allow the wine category to breathe and venture out of its stuffy cellar of complacency and stiff traditionalism. Grape varietals, terroir, appellations and unpronounceable chateaux will take a back seat to an over-reaching narrative providing more casual yet emotional undertones to brand equity. The […]
November 17, 2015
Event: Wine Vision Date: December 9-11 2015 Location: Bilbao, Spain Presentation Title: Wine in world markets: Shifting economies, competing categories and evolving consumers Speaker: Spiros Malandrakis, Senior Alcoholic Drinks Analyst Presention Time: Thursday 10 December 2015, 09.15am The wine industry is challenged on all sides. Emerging markets, once hailed as the engines of growth, are […]
December 7, 2014
Grape production in Africa remains relatively high and grape farmers often have wineries on their respective farms. This has resulted in the local wines dominating the wines market in South Africa. In the 5 year period leading up to 2013, fine wines/champagne and spirits have seen value growth of 12%, to reach R1 billion. Fine […]

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