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Economic worries and Covid temper Russia’s wine renaissance

For the past five years, the story of wine in Russia has been one of growth in wine volumes and spending on wine, led by urban Millennials. The Covid pandemic, plus tax rises and currency decline, appears to have dampened momentum The state…
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Ireland: a post-COVID wine renaissance?

Ireland’s wine market looks like it will emerge stronger after a year of pandemic and lockdowns, despite the twin blows of on-trade restrictions and loss of tourism revenues It seems strange to sound a positive note about the Covid-19 pandemic…
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Reduced calories and social responsibility drive the demand for low and no alcohol wines amongst Millennials in the US market

Whilst both Millennials and Gen Z wine drinkers in the US represent the highest opportunity for both lower and no alcohol wine, their motivations and need states for seeking out these options differ Lower alcohol and alcohol-free wines are…
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Are wine brands built in the on-trade?

It is common to hear that “wine brands are built in the on-trade”, but are consumers really more exposed to brands in restaurants than they are when browsing for wine in supermarkets or specialist wine shops? Multiple times I have heard…
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O mais recente Portugal Wine Landscapes 2021 mostra que, apesar do encerramento do comércio e da falta de turistas, a indústria do vinho em Portugal ainda teve alguns vencedores em termos de premiumização do mercado e aumento das ocasiões…
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Encouraging signs for Portugal’s wine market in 2021

The latest Portugal Wine Landscapes 2021 shows that despite on-trade closures and the lack of tourists, the wine industry in Portugal still had some winners in terms of premiumisation and increased wine drinking occasions throughout 2020 2020,…
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Silver linings for Spain’s wine market after a difficult 2020

While on-premise restrictions and the loss of foreign tourists represented major setbacks for Spain’s wine sector, the COVID era is having a positive change in Spanish attitudes towards wine How was 2020 for wine in Spain? Ask restaurants…