Can the Nordic Monopolies Turn the Drinks World Green?

Scandinavia’s five alcohol monopolies have launched a joint program to combat climate change. Petri Pellinen considers its practicality.

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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.

Wine trends in Norway

As the climate becomes warmer, Norwegian wine preferences are changing. Liora Levi reports.

Norway’s wine landscape

Norway may be a monopoly market, like its Scandinavian neighbours, but it has its own approach to wine. Liora Levi reports. 

Norway’s opinion leaders

Norway may be a monopoly country, but it has a thriving wine communication scene. Liora Levi reveals the major names.

Who’s Who in Norway

Norwegians have been Mjød beer drinkers since Viking days, only taking to wine in recent years. Yet today, Norway is an important monopoly market. Mai Tjemsland MW looks at who dominates the wine trade.