1. Market trends

    Average value of bottled exports hits new record

    The value of Australian wine exports has continued to grow in the 12 months to September 2019, increasing by 7 per cent in value to $2.89 billion. Importantly, this period saw the average value of bottled exports reach (…)

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  2. Interviews

    [Exclusive interview]: Knut Hansen Gin sets sail for export success

    The sprightly gin sector is set fair to continue broad-based global growth, forecasts The IWSR/Vinexpo Spirits report for the period 2017-2022. Among the plethora of new launches, German gin newcomer Knut Hansen seeks its share of international sales growth, say joint founders Martin Spieker and Kaspar Hagedorn Q: In a crowded gin market what are the major challenges for the Knut Hansen brand? A: Yes, the market is crowded – especially in Europe – but we strongly believe that a premium product with an outstanding design will always get its (…)

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  3. Spirits

    Ab InBev acquires remaining stake in Craft Brew Alliance

    The global brewer announced yesterday (November 11) that it will acquire the remaining shareholding in Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) for $16.50 per share, more than double the $7.33 per share price at the close last night. AB (…)

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  4. Market trends

    Drinks industry deals (M&A) valued at over US$12 billion

    Mergers and acquisitions in the drinks industry during the summer (from July to September 2019) were valued at more than US$12 billion, according to research from analyst firm Global Data. That figure was 328% higher than the total for the previous (…)

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  5. Interviews

    New MD for InterBeaujolais

    French regional body InterBeaujolais has named Cécile Bossan-Redon as its new managing director with immediate effect. She studied business law in Lyon and after studying Wine Management with the Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin has worked for nine years in the industry with the likes of Picard Vins et Spiriteux and Boisset. Bosan-Rédon said: “I am thrilled to be starting my new role with Inter Beaujolais this month. Having grown up in the region, I am passionate about the wines and demonstrating to a global market everything Beaujolais has to offer.” InterBeaujolais (…)

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  6. Spirits

    Liqueurs and cocktails have seen the biggest increase in quantities purchased by UK consumers

    According to analysis of the latest YouGuv ‘Family Food’ report data, which was published in September, the purchase and consumption of liqueurs and cocktails has risen by 300% in the last twenty-five years as UK consumer trends change, (…)

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  7. Market trends

    Fine wine prices fall in 2019: report extract

    Faced with persistent political and economic headwinds, all three of the Liv-ex indices – Liv-ex 50, Liv-ex 100 and Liv-ex 1000 – dipped in 2019. The Liv-ex 50, which tracks the performance of the First Growths, suffered the most (-3.6%), while the industry (…)

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  8. Vinexpo Shanghai

    Welcome to Vinexpo Shanghai 2020!

    Join us from 21 to 23 October 2020 at the prestigious Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC), in a highly demanding setting.

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