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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

What does 2017 have in store for the white spirits sectors?What's coming up in spirits in 2017? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - Comment 19 January 2017

Following on from Chris Losh's look at the year ahead for wine and Stephen Beaumont's consideration of the future for beer, Richard Woodard looks at how the white spirits segment is shaping up for 2017.


Here's all you need to know about the Cognac segment, in just-drinks' latest Spirits Essentials coverageThe Cognac Category - Everything you need to know - just-drinks Spirits Essentials 5 January 2017

As part of our Spirits Essentials series, just-drinks and The IWSR present a comprehensive guide to the Cognac category. Sourced from the joint Global Cognac Insights report, published in November, we look at both market and category trends for Cognac globally, the performance of the key brands, as well as the challenges facing Cognac going forward.


Is Cognac struggling to claim the middle ground?How can Cognac bridge the gap between China and the US? - Comment 5 January 2017

To coincide with the release of just-drinks latest Spirits Essentials coverage, Richard Woodard considers the dangers facing the Cognac segment if it continues to operate solely at the extremes of China and the US.


just-drinks has published its annual Confidence Survey todayDrinks industry braced for downbeat year ahead - just-drinks Confidence Survey 2017 5 January 2017

Drinks industry executives are in a more pessimistic mood at the dawn of 2017, according to the findings of the latest annual just-drinks Confidence Survey.


just-drinks received 257 responses to the Confidence Survey 2017The Executive Summary - just-drinks Confidence Survey 2017, Part I 5 January 2017

Business - particularly international business - dislikes uncertainty. As we enter 2017, however, the world is arguably a far more uncertain place than at any time since the global economic downturn of 2008-9.


Questions 1 to 7 - just-drinks Confidence Survey 2017, Part II 5 January 2017

In this, the second part of just-drinks' coverage of its annual confidence survey, we analyse the results from the first seven of the survey's 22 questions.


Questions 8 to 14 - just-drinks Confidence Survey 2017, Part III 5 January 2017

In this, the third part of just-drinks' coverage of its annual confidence survey, we analyse the results from questions eight to 14 of the survey's 22 questions.


Questions 15 to 22 - just-drinks Confidence Survey 2017, Part IV 5 January 2017

In this, the last part of just-drinks' coverage of its annual confidence survey, we analyse the results from the final eight of the survey's 22 questions.


just-drinks surveyed 168 of its members late last monthCurrency volatility tops post-Brexit industry concerns – just-drinks survey 15 November 2016

Confidence in the global drinks industry remains at a low level following the UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU), the latest just-drinks survey shows.


just-drinks ran its second Brexit survey in OctoberThe just-drinks Brexit survey, three months on – Analysis 15 November 2016

The impact of exchange rate fluctuations following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union remains a major concern for the future, according to the latest survey of the global drinks industry by just-drinks.


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