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What’s the damage for UK on-trade?

A smooth re-opening of UK pubs, bars and restaurants following lockdown will mean on-trade wine sales volumes will be down nearly a third in 2020, so long as there is no second wave of the virus Come Saturday the 4th of July, there are likely…
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Reverting to type – or not

After lockdown, will we rediscover our old habits or permanently adopt the new ones formed during the pandemic crisis? Near where I live in Clapham, south London, a new way of enjoying beer from the pub has evolved over recent days. Technically,…
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Five learnings from lockdown - Downloadable PDF

With the publication of the final report in Wine Intelligence’s 12 market Covid-19 Impact Report series, COO Richard Halstead reflects on what the exercise has taught us about wine consumers around the world - now available in a downloadable…
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US wine volumes look stable for 2020

US wine market volumes will be flat in 2020, with coronavirus-related off-premise surge balancing out 29% on-premise volume decline, according to Wine Intelligence modelling Total wine consumption in the US will show static volumes for 2020,…
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Japan’s cautious calm

Wine drinkers in Japan have cut their wine consumption more than their western counterparts, but seem more inclined to return to business-as-usual once restrictions end With the publication of our tenth market report in the Covid-19 Impact…
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Updates from Italy: How is wine fairing as lockdown eases?

Pierpaolo Penco, Italy Country Manager at Wine Intelligence, reflects on the impact of Covid-19 on the wine market in Italy, focusing on insights from the Wine Intelligence Italy Wine Landscapes 2020 report, released this week   WI:  How…
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A tale of two virus experiences

Contrasting data from Canada and South Korea demonstrate how coronavirus can have significantly different impacts on attitudes and behaviour As with many other wine markets, Canada’s regular wine drinking population were on a roll prior to…
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Reasons to be cheerful about wine in China

China’s relationship with wine during the coronavirus lockdown appears to have changed – for the better. Now that the country is easing restrictions, might this be a breakout moment for the wine category? China was the first market to experience…
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Portugal vs France

With the publication this week of our latest two COVID-19 Impact Reports for Portugal and France, Wine Intelligence’s Luis Osorio and Jean-Philippe Perrouty reflect on the consumer insights, and broader economic context, revealed by the reports Portugal…