Devil's Advocate - Different Strokes for Different Folks

Robert Joseph admits that, when it comes to wine, sharing your opinion of what's right and wrong may sometimes have limited value.

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"Know your customers"

D2C, direct-to-customer, becomes an increasingly more important distribution channel. At the same time, traditional retail has to fight to maintain its place. Is there an easy shortcut to the customer? In his guest commentary, Dr. Matthias Schu, e-food professional, gives us his opinion.

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Women Buy More, Men Spend More

Expensive wines are a male preserve -- at least that's what a study by Wine direct/Enolytics for the US market suggests. Women buy, 61.2% of wines under US$20 a bottle, but 71.5% of bottles over US$90 a bottle are bought by men. The tide is turning, however.

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Low and Non-Alcohol Wines Still Face Consumer Resistance

Despite the buzz surrounding the sector, wine drinkers are still not feeling very tempted by wines with reduced or no alcohol - as a new Wine Intelligence report reveals.

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Is Abstinence the New Cool?

Like their US counterparts, younger consumers in Europe - GenZ - are less keen on alcohol than their elders, as a new survey reveals

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US Citizens See Alcohol as Dangerous

A new Gallup poll suggests that 71-75% of US adults see alcohol as having a negative effect on society.

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Sparkling Wine in Austria: It's a Matter of Taste

Origin is often touted as an important quality feature for sparkling wine. Whether Austrian consumers also see it that way was investigated in a study at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland. Bettina König, Christian Pfeiffer and Marcus Wieschhoff report.

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What they’re drinking in Norway

The pandemic has started an interesting development in Norway: Travel restrictions made it impossible to shop for alcohol in neighbouring countries with lower taxes.

Now the country with its state-owned-and-governed monopoly on alcoholic beverages can monitor precisely what the Norwegians were buying and drinking.

Liora Levi has the full story.