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Growing opportunity for lower alcohol wine in the US market

As has been well documented, consumer interest in moderating consumption of alcohol has been steadily increasing over the past decade, creating a long-term market opportunity for, amongst other things, lower alcohol wine. And yet, so far, wine…
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How can wine brands survive the looming consumer spending crunch?

Consumers hunkering down for the coming waves of cost of living increases, inflation and falling real incomes, are starting to reflect on some tough choices. If money is tight, what elements of the lifestyle stay, and what go? Clearly there…
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Wine’s ‘natural’ benefits are the key to success in 2022 and beyond

“Natural” wine is a relatively new term to many wine consumers around the world, and one in which they are showing a strong interest. The concept of natural wine tops the Wine Intelligence Alternative Wine Opportunity Index in 2022 –…
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How wine businesses can prosper in an era of uncertainty

  Business as usual is no longer. For the global wine sector, the uncertainty of the 2020s is in stark contrast to the relative stability of the preceding three decades, which saw a rising tide of global wine trade on the back of reducing…
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China’s core wine drinkers prove to be resilient

  As we embarked on our update of the Wine Intelligence segmentation model for Chinese wine drinkers, known as China Portraits, we theorised that we would see some dramatic changes since we last refreshed the model in 2019. The Chinese…
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Five considerations for investing in the no-alcohol and lower alcohol wine sectors in 2022

For brand managers and innovation leaders in the wine category who like a challenge, the no-alcohol and lower alcohol wine sectors represent, respectively, the Everest and K2 of the industry. Nothing is more exciting – and frustrating –…
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Danish wine consumers have become increasingly more price-conscious

Since our previous Denmark Landscapes report in 2019, the Danish wine market has lost an estimated 17% of its monthly wine drinkers even though the adult population of the country has increased during this time. This could be the effect of…
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Understanding the Portuguese Wine Consumer

  Wine in the Portuguese market was a success story pre-pandemic, but has suffered from closure of the on-trade and lack of tourism during Covid. Wine is expected to recover strongly over the next five years. In the post-Covid world, the…
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When will sustainability matter to wine consumers?

  The concept of sustainability – in all its forms and definitions – has become a powerful driver of consumer sentiment in recent years. Brands from categories as diverse as airlines and accountancy firms have rushed to burnish their sustainability…
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Older, more affluent consumers drive the US wine market

  Although the wine category in the US holds an 11% volume share – equal to that of spirits – the category’s future is facing a number of challenges. Wine volumes in the US are expected to continue on a downward trajectory, especially…
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Interest in exclusive-label wines drives competition in the Portuguese wine market

  Wine in the Portuguese market was a success story pre-pandemic, but has suffered from closure of the on-trade and lack of tourism during Covid. Wine is expected to recover strongly over the next five years. In the post-Covid world,…
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Wine businesses must focus on the ‘100-year life’ to drive mid- and long-term success

A lot of recent media attention has focused on the demographic crisis looming in the wine category. And for good reason: the numbers are scary. In late 2020, Wine Intelligence, a division of IWSR Group, undertook an analysis of its long-run…