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Enough with the false dawns - Canned wine is here and brand owners need to keep up with consumersWhy the future for wine in cans has arrived - comment 2 Mar 21

Chris Losh

Not one to normally get excited, Chris Losh has surprised even himself with the level of enthusiasm he is (finally) mustering for a development in the wine industry. Credit must go, then, to his 'can-do' mentality.


Once a month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking rounds up recent higher-profile CSR and environmental activities from drinks brand ownersCorporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - February 2021 2 Mar 21

The IARD editorial team

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR and environmental activities. Here, a little later than planned, is a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.


Brown-FormanBrown-Forman in fiscal-2021 - results preview 2 Mar 21

Olly Wehring

On Wednesday, Brown-Forman will announce the latest set of results from its fiscal-2021. The third-quarter numbers, covering the three months to the end of January, will follow a first half in which group sales rose by 4% to US$1.74bn. Here's a look at the news that is likely to have shaped Brown-Forman's performance in its Q3 reporting period.


Who were the top spirits influencers on Twitter in Q4 2020? - analysis 1 Mar 21

GlobalData

Based on research from GlobalData's 'Influencer' platform, here's a countdown of the ten most influential Twitter users in spirits during the three months to the end of December last year.


Why mixing kombucha with alcohol is a recipe for success - if it's done right - analysis 1 Mar 21

GlobalData

Last month, non-alcoholic kombucha producer Bucha of Byron launched a cross-category innovation in its home market – one that could prove a winner in both categories.


Why imported beer matters less now than ever - comment 25 Feb 21

Stephen Beaumont

Think imported: Think expensive. For years, the brewing industry has tapped into consumers' preparedness to pay more for a brew made in romantic-sounding locations overseas. Times are changing, as category commentator Stephen Beaumont notes, and brewers are now more comfortable bringing production of their imported brands in-market. Will consumers let them? Well, yes; So long as they're straight with them.


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