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Turning the tables on the UK on-trade

The on-trade in England gets to re-open its doors this weekend. What happens next will determine the fortunes of thousands of business owners — and the wine businesses that supply them. “Apprehensive” … “it’s like we’re starting…
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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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Common experience, different response?

The first three Covid-19 Impact Reports from Wine Intelligence have focused on the English-speaking markets of Australia, the US, and the UK. Comparing the data shows some remarkable consistencies, but some equally interesting contrasts In…
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Wine is the new normal in the UK

The UK’s 28 million wine consumers are getting used to the idea of not going to restaurants, events and to the airport. What’s left? Online shopping and more wine occasions. Many industries and sectors are suffering unprecedented loss of…
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What price for Brexit?

UK Landscapes 2019 reveals a definite Remain-ish tinge to Britain’s wine drinking population, possibly influenced by the growing belief that their preferred tipple is about to get more expensive Britain’s wine drinkers were always a Remain-ish…
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Fizz fight

Sparkling wine has had its own way in the UK market for a decade. Now it is facing serious challenge to its primacy from the gin boom and from consumers seeking to lower their alcohol intake, though the growing English Sparkling category is…
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What does sustainability mean throughout the world?

Following our Global SOLA report, our recently published country specific mini-SOLAs for Australia, Canada, Sweden, the US and the UK examine ethical consumerism in the wine industry in greater detail Last month, we released our latest insights…
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Four reasons why UK consumers are drinking less wine

The UK monthly wine drinking population is shrinking, and those that remain are drinking less often. Our latest market report explains why 2018 has turned out to be another challenging year for the wine industry in the UK, with continued…
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A perfect storm in the UK on-trade

Wine is struggling for attention in a UK restaurant sector experiencing a ‘perfect storm’ of adverse trading conditions There is no longer a simple decision regarding how to get food: go out or cook. Now, we have multiple other alternatives…