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New normal is wine without food

Latest data from our COVID-19 tracking project is suggesting that the tendency of consumers to drink wine outside mealtimes, first observed at the height of lockdown, is gaining momentum What does wine drinking look like in the coronavirus…
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Not so sparkly for the UK sparkling wine market

The UK consumer’s love affair with sparkling wine appears to be waning, though the growing domestic sparkling industry seems to be benefiting from a ‘buy local’ wave arising from lockdown Even before the impact of the recent COVID-19…
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Russia’s wine revolution

In this year's annual Global Compass wine market attractiveness report, Russia has shot up 23 places into the top 10 -- partly due to Russia's younger generation of well-travelled adults swapping their parents' vodka for wine For the past seven…
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China goes ex growth – for now

After a tumultuous decade of growth, China’s wine market is gripped by an economic crisis years in the making, plus a short term coronavirus crisis that has decimated the on-premise. The shape of the wine market’s recovery will determine…
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Sparkling shifts towards everyday in Canada

Canada’s sparkling wine market is experiencing some strong growth, with Prosecco and locally produced sparkling taking the lion’s share – and it appears to be gaining momentum as a result of coronavirus A number of commentators have likened…
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US Covid-19 Impact Report Issue #1 released as open source

From today, we are making the Wine Intelligence US COVID Impact Report Issue #1 open source. The decision to release our report as open source is to provide as much help as possible to our wider client base to navigate and plan their US market strategy at a time when such planning and strategizing is turning from a once a year exercise to a weekly – or even daily – task.
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Wine brands in Germany: Changing times

The recent lockdown period may provide an acceleration to an emerging trend in Germany’s wine market towards more aspirational, consumer-centric brands, promoted on social media and sold through the market’s growing wine e-commerce channel
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Gen Z drinkers hesitant to spend again

Following coronavirus lockdowns, mounting evidence suggests retailers, bars and restaurants are struggling to entice young consumers back through the door. So where will those positive ‘animal spirits’ come from?