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Global Spirits 2019 Trends to Watch: Part 2

Tariffs impact American whiskey; developing markets offer growth opportunities; Brexit looms

Analysis

Global Spirits 2019 Trends to Watch: Part 1

The appetite for premiumisation remains strong, but the bubble may be bursting on UK gin; a word of caution for tequila

Commentary

Radius Trend: Mexican-Style Beer

Brewers in the US are increasingly taking inspiration from their neighbours south of the border, creating Mexican-style lagers as well as drawing on the country’s traditional flavours and ingredients to make new beers.

News

Raising a glass to the world’s favourite sparkling wine on National Prosecco Day

Recent developments in Italy drive renewed interest in Prosecco's future

Interview

Spirit of Innovation Boosts Diageo

IWSR interviews Diageo’s Global Head of Innovation, Michael Ward

Analysis

Radius Trend: Watermelon

Associated with light, summer refreshment, watermelon is a trending flavour for summer launches.

Analysis

Radius Trend: Canned Wine

Canned wine has evolved from a novelty to a booming category as younger consumers shuck off centuries of tradition and embrace convenience, sustainability and portion control.

News

Rum reinvents itself as a premium and fashionable spirit in the UK and France

The UK and France have exposed the potential of rum to finally be the ‘next big thing’

Analysis

The volatility of the Indian whisky market

IWSR data showed double-digit growth for Indian whisky in 2018, and this market continues to expand despite considerable roadblocks

Analysis

Global Still Wine Trends to Watch

A look at leading varietals, colours and regions as well as the growing organic wine segment.

Commentary

How tequila is challenging its party drink reputation

Industry leaders are setting their sights on tequila as the new spirit to undergo ‘premiumisation’

Analysis

Smaller Emerging Markets Will Fuel Global Growth of Beer

IWSR forecasts the category to reach 1.9bn hectolitres by 2023, strengthened by craft and low/no alcohol beer

Commentary

Radius Micro Trend: Agave Spirits

Growing interest in mezcal is driving the popularity of other traditional Mexican spirits

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