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Alcohol And Smoking: Changing Perceptions May Drive Tough New Legislation

With the consumption of alcohol being compared to smoking by many health bodies, there’s a danger legislators will tighten regulations across the board, driving consumers to alternative, illegitimate sources.

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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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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

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Radius Trend: Watermelon

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

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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’

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