Chinese spirits market expected to be worth $450bn by 2021

23 September 2017 – The rise of a drinking culture at Chinese social gatherings, along with increased disposable income among younger consumers, will mean the Chinese spirits market will grow at a compound annual rate of 15% until 2021, according to GlobalData. Read more…


BMi Research report on flavoured alcoholic beverages in South Africa

1 September 2017 – Recent findings released by BMi Research have revealed that flavoured alcoholic beverages saw a decline in 2015. This was followed by a further contraction in volumes in 2016. The category’s value increase for 2016 was attributed exclusively to an increase in the average product pricing rather than an increase in volume. Read more…


Why expensive wine appears to taste better

24 Aiugust 2017 – When a bottle costs more, the reward center in the brain plays a trick on us. Read more…


‘Significant step change’ takes place in wine prices

23 August 2017 – The average price of still wine in UK retailers is moving up at speed as supermarkets focus on expanding ranges over £7. Read more…


Malt beer and flavoured alcoholic beverages market under pressure

13 June 2017 – Flavoured alcoholic beverages saw a decline in 2015, which was followed by a further contraction in volumes in 2016. The category’s value increase for 2016 was attributed exclusively to an increase in the average product pricing rather than an increase in volume. Read more…


Consumer confusion: The truth about food

6 June 2017 – According to a new study from the ENOUGH movement, carried out in 11 countries globally, including countries in Europe, families find it difficult to make smart choices about nutrition and health due to conflicting sources of information about how food is produced. Read more…

Wine on Tap

Wine delivered by keg rather than bottle is the latest rage, with over an estimated 4,000 wine-on-tap locations around the U.S. Read more…


Cognac sales reach value and volume highs in 2016

Cognac exports continued to rise in 2016 with volume and value increases of 6% and 6.8% respectively. According to the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac, a total of 179.1 million bottles were exported in 2016, resulting in a turnover of 2.76 billion euros. Read more…

Top spirits trends in 2017

2016 saw the use of signature botanicals in gin, an Irish whisky boom, growth in gold and spiced rums, as well as an increasingly diverse supply of malts hitting American whiskey. While 2017 will likely see a fair few of these trends continue, each category will no doubt witness the emergence of new phenomena as the year unfolds. Read more…