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The great ‘natural experiment’: How has consumer behaviour with wine changed during 2020 and 2021

  The 2021 Nobel prize in the field of economics was awarded to three academics (Card, Angrist and Imbens) who have provided us with new insights about both labour and education and shown how to use natural experiments to better understand…
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Female premium wine drinkers drive growth in the US wine market

  The growth of wine volume in the US wine market in 2020 and 2021 – by approximately +1% each year – has largely been driven by an increase in the volume of premium wine consumed, according to IWSR data. However, the population of premium…
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Poland’s wine market has demographics on its side

Until relatively recently, Poland’s wine market was a marginal player amid the large consumption markets in Europe. During the Cold War, it was rare to see wine in bars and on dinner tables – vodka and beer were the alcohols of choice.…
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What are the opportunities for the no/low-alcohol wine category?

Consumer interest in more moderate drinking has been steadily increasing over the past decade, creating a potential long-term market opportunity for low-alcohol and no-alcohol wines. However thus far, wine with less alcohol in it, and for that…
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Canada’s buoyant wine market masks a trend of younger adults leaving the wine category

Canada’s wine market has been in growth during the Covid era. Still wine volumes grew overall by 5% in 2020 compared with 2019, and sparkling wine by 4% over the same period, according to IWSR data. There are plenty of broader contextual…
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New behaviours driving wine market opportunities in the UK

Following a long-term decline, wine consumption volume in the UK was boosted by the pandemic, with wine increasing enjoyed at at-home, particularly during non-food occasions. Although wine will adjust downwards in the short term, the longer-term…
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How does wine consumer behaviour in Hong Kong differ from that in China?

One of the fundamental truths about wine consumer behaviour is that, in general, the characteristics of a given geographical market reflect the unique combination of cultural, political, economic, and social factors that have been at work for…
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Why is the South Korean wine market becoming more attractive to wine businesses?  

  For the second year in a row, South Korea is the second most attractive wine market globally, according to the Wine Intelligence Wine Market Attractiveness Compass Model 2021. While a number of consumer, demographic, economic and political…
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Millennials drive the sparkling wine category

  Sparkling wine embraces a wide spectrum from the ultra-luxury to the everyday, but its traditional role has remained one of social joy – celebrating togetherness and often marking a notable moment in life. It’s therefore hardly surprising…
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New wine drinkers fuel Brazil’s wine market

Brazil is now the 14th most attractive wine market globally, according to the Wine Intelligence Wine Market Attractiveness Compass Model 2021 moving up 12 places in the ranking from 2020. The volume of still wine consumed in Brazil increased…
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Which key macro factors are driving the global wine Industry in 2021?

  In Wine Intelligence’s recently published Global Wine Market Attractiveness Rankings, the US was named as the world's most attractive wine market in 2021. While the impact of Covid-19 continues to shape the wine industry - and wine…
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South Korea closes in on the US as most attractive global wine market

Back in April 2020, at the height of the first global Covid lockdown, the wine category was understandably nervous. One of its key routes to market – on-premise – was shut; going to the shops was difficult (and, in some cases, a danger…