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Spirits Forecasted to Lead ‘Share of Servings’ by 2030 in the US

IWSR forecasts show that spirits are on trend to take over beer in percentage share of pure alcohol servings

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OIV Director General Meets 21st Century Challenges

IWSR interviews OIV's current director general, Pau Roca, to get his insights into the current challenges facing the wine industry

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How the credit crunch has influenced European drinking habits

IWSR figures show that alcohol consumption in Europe has yet to recover more than ten years on from the 2008 financial crisis, with wine and spirits being hit the hardest.

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Radius Trend: Altitude-Adapted Drinks

How drinks manufacturers are enhancing the travel experience by experimenting with product innovation for air travel

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How is the RTD Market Evolving?

Once predominantly focused on the younger market and value offerings, the ‘ready-to-drink’ (or ‘RTD’) category has undergone a resurgence, with lifestyle-led launches, diverse new product development, and carefully styled packaging. And it’s booming as a result.

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Are Tariffs an Opportunity for Canadian Whisky?

With US whiskey now burdened by punitive tariffs in key markets, the time is right for a pioneering Canadian whisky brand to push into new markets.

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The unsung growth of international wines

It is well understood that the global drinks market is undergoing premiumisation; however, it is the premiumisation of wine specifically that is grabbing attention

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Scotch Whisky Sales Surge in H1

IWSR forecasts show global consumption of Scotch whisky reaching 103.1m 9-litre cases in 2023, up from 95.3m in 2018 - what is driving this sudden spike in popularity?

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Botanicals move beyond gin to drive innovation in wine, beer and other spirits

Gin led the way in consumers' appreciation of botanicals. Now, driven by the trend toward health and wellbeing, botanicals are appearing in categories further afield, including wine, beer and spirits.

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An alcohol-free beer boost for Heineken and Carlsberg in 2019

Boosting on-trade visibility of alcohol-free beer proves a winning strategy

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As the Craft Beer Market Matures, Brewers Look Outside Traditional Beer to Maintain Share

Craft beer volumes continue to grow at the total category level (+2.1% FY18), though increases have slowed in recent years (+8.5% FY17, +6.8% FY16, +9.1% FY15) according to the latest figures from IWSR.

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Eco-Packaging Trends Across Spirits, Wine and Beer

As the general public becomes increasingly aware of single-use plastics and their environmental impact, drinks producers are eager to be seen to be doing their part.

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Global Spirits 2019 Trends to Watch: Part 2

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

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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

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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.

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