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Richard Woodard

Richard WoodardBiography

A trained newspaper journalist, Richard Woodard was editor of the drinks trade magazine Wine & Spirit International from 2000 to 2005, responsible for writing, commissioning and producing a broad range of business-related content relevant to the international drinks industry.

He now works freelance and is a regular contributor to just-drinks.com, Decanter, The Spirits Business, The Drinks Business and Imbibe, among others.

Columns by Richard Woodard

Comment - Spirits - A Word with WoodardComment - Spirits - A Word with Woodard

Resident columnist and spirits know-it-all Richard Woodard provides his monthly take on the latest in the global white spirits industry.

Articles by Richard Woodard

Gin and tonics increasingly feature an array of different garnishesHow to verify a gin boom - Comment 11 August 2016

There is a definite scent of juniper in the air. But how long will it last? Richard Woodard takes a closer look at the rise and rise of gin. 


The Rum category today - An introduction - Rum Essentials, Part I 2 August 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the global rum category. In part one, we look at how the sector has performed in recent years.


Today's Market Trends - Rum Essentials, Part II 2 August 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the global rum category. In part two, we consider the sector's performance on a by-market basis.


Tomorrow's Market Trends - Rum Essentials, Part III 2 August 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the global rum category. In part three, we look at what the future trends will be for the sector.


Key Brands Performance - Rum Essentials, Part IV 2 August 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the global rum category. In part four, we turn our attention to the major rum brands and their owners.


Category Trends - Rum Essentials, Part V 2 August 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the global rum category. In part five, we look at the consumer and category trends that have come into play for the sector.


Category Challenges & Innovations - Rum Essentials, Part VI 2 August 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the global rum category. In the final part, we look at the challenges facing the segment and the opportunities that innovation will offer in the months and years ahead.


The drinks industry will feel the impact of Brexit for years to comeThe just-drinks Brexit survey - Analysis 29 July 2016

The impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU) will be felt in the global drinks industry for years to come, according to just-drinks' exclusive Brexit survey.


just-drinks surveyed 302 of its members earlier this monthDrinks industry confidence hit hard by Brexit vote - just-drinks survey 27 July 2016

Confidence in the global drinks industry has been dealt a significant blow by the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), an exclusive just-drinks survey shows.


The rum category is not as big as it ought to be - especially in the USWhy is rum still stuck on the runway? - Comment 14 July 2016

For years, rum was lined up to be the spirits industry's next big thing. And yet, for all the shining promise of the category's mix of heritage, mixability and positive lifestyle cues, that potential has never quite been fully exploited, particularly in the vital US market. Richard Woodard reports.


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