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Cannabis: How do you “cheers”?

The drinks industry is on edge about the encroachment of cannabis. Our CEO’s visit to the Bay Area’s cannabis scene – for research purposes only – suggests that wine doesn’t have much to worry about, at least not yet
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Switchcraft

Wine is seeing volume declines around the world as its marquee consumption occasions come under attack from a variety of innovative beverages. Should the industry be scared?
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Global Trends in Wine 2020 Video Series

Watch our first ever video series, based on the four key consumer trends from our Global Trends in Wine 2020 report
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SOLA power

Ethical consumerism is on the rise, and in wine the organic movement is currently making the running. Will other ethical and sustainable trends catch on?
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Keeping the best

In the face of growing competition from other drinks, the wine category in Canada is managing to hang on to its more engaged and higher spending consumers
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Canada Wine Landscapes 2020 Video

Research Manager Emily Carroll discusses our latest report Canada Wine Landscapes 2020. The report takes an in-depth look at the Canadian wine market
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Spend up, knowledge down

Premium spenders on wine, counter to preconceptions, are not the most knowledgeable wine drinkers
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Wellness, moderation and wine in the US

Wine Intelligence CEO Lulie Halstead spoke at the Wine Market Council event Wine Data 2020 on the subject of wellness and moderation and how these are impacting the future of wine
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Idaho: A wine scene to watch

Research Manager Emily Carroll discusses her recent trip home to Idaho, and what trade experts have to say about the budding local wine industry there When you think of wine originating from the US, you typically think of a Californian Cab…
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Knowledge pays

Why is it that Ireland boasts some of the most well-informed wine consumers in the world? Though it has a relatively small adult population, imposes high taxes on alcohol, and has traditionally consumed beer and whisky, Ireland has been a good…
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The surge of hard seltzer

“Perfect storm” threat to wine in the US from decreasing consumption and hard seltzer taking centre stage The story of the US wine market for the last 20 years has been one of more or less continually increasing sales. It’s been an unstoppable…
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Wine list as bottleneck

Does the way a restaurant sells wine need a makeover? Wine Intelligence’s eminence grise of the on-premise, Brian Howard, believes so. How does a restaurant grow its wine sales? Some grumbling diners might answer: “stop charging so much”.…