Blog: Wine Evolution 2005 - Update #1
Chris Brook-Carter | 31 January 2005
Along with Will Johnston, just-drinks’ commercial manager, I am here in Paris for the next couple of days, attending the sixth Wine Evolution conference. Internet connections permitting, I am hoping to keep you updated on the discussions and topics under debate at this, the leading wine conference in Europe.
This is the most popular Wine Evolution yet, with buyers, producers and suppliers from all around the world in attendance. This morning kicked off with two lively debates on the UK market and the different approaches to marketing by the Australians and the French.
Australia versus France is an annual battle here at Wine Evolution. The Australians try to tell the French how to put the brakes on the sales slide they are experiencing at the hands of the New World, while the French answer back by wringing their hands and crying that no-one understands them or their terroir. It’s often the same faces and certainly the same arguments that I have heard every year here in Paris - but it’s entertaining viewing nonetheless.
Keep checking this page for further, more detailed updates when the conference permits me to slip away and write them.
Today is SABMiller's final day. Some time this evening, Brussel's time, the second-biggest brewer in the world will be subsumed into the biggest, creating a beer behemoth of unprecedented proportions....
No, this is not PepsiCo's new ad slogan for its Mountain Dew brand....
Major wine players flocked to China ready for online giant Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival, which took place on 9 September....
In May, Heineken's CEO, Jean-François van Boxmeer, called Vietnam the "poster child" for international beer thanks to strong demographics and growing demand....
- Will Coca-Cola Co’s Dunkin’ Donuts move pay off?
- Five ways small brands can beat big players
- Heineken's Q3 2016 results - Preview
- Interview, Bulldog Gin CEO Anshuman Vohra, Pt II
- Ten ways to successfully target older consumers
- Diageo weathers Thailand alcohol ban
- Heineken's YTD performance by region - Focus
- SWA's David Frost to leave for foreign office role
- Stock Spirits appointments provoke investor unrest
- Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q3 & YTD results - Preview
- Global gin insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends
- Global Scotch whisky insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends
- Global Wine Market 2016-2020
- Global rum insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends
- Global RTD insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends