Drinks International’s The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands survey will be hosting the inaugural Awards party during the week of Prowein in Dusseldorf.

Wine Intelligence has announced the appointment of Chris Hancock as its chairman, following David Scotland’s retirement.

Almost half of Chinese imported wine drinkers purchase wine online, according to a new Wine Intelligence report.

German wine drinkers are becoming more interested in wine, according to a new Wine Intelligence report.

52% of prosecco drinkers in the UK regard the Italian fizz as ‘very good value for money’, more than twice the figure for champagne, according to a new report from Wine Intelligence.

Online shopping for wine in Germany is closing the gap on shops and supermarkets, but regular wine drinkers still by far prefer the real world to the digital one, according to a new Wine Intelligence report.

The Brazilian market offers massive potential for domestic and overseas wine producers  – but economic and political pressures could blow growth off course, according to research by Wine Intelligence.

Sparkling wine consumption in the US is growing, according to a new report from Wine Intelligence.

New research from Wine Intelligence suggests over-65s are most likely to spend less than £5 a bottle on wine for a celebration. 

UK wine sector splits

02 December, 2014

A two-class wine market is emerging in the UK as some wine drinkers splash out and others are increasingly drawn to hard discounters, according to new research from Wine Intelligence.

More than a quarter of Americans are spending more on wine in the off premise, according to a new report from Wine Intelligence.

Wines sealed with screw-caps dominate the UK and Australian wine markets, according to a new report published by Wine Intelligence yesterday.

Russian consumers are turning to imported wines, especially sparkling wines, as traditional beverages such as vodka and beer decline in popularity, according to Wine Intelligence.

Scandinavians are now drinking more Italian wine then wine from any other country, according to Wine Intelligence.

Birch to leave WOSA

01 May, 2013

Wines of South Africa has announced that Su Birch, its well known CEO, is leaving after 13 years.

Poland and the Czech Republic are among the nations tipped as hot prospects for wine sales growth while parts of West Africa, Indonesia and Malaysia are showing potential, according to Wine Intelligence.

Consumers’ fear of fakes is the biggest obstacle to imported wine sales in the Chinese off-trade, according to Wine Intelligence.

Attracting younger wine drinkers and in-country representation is key to success in Asia, says research commissioned by Messe Düsseldorf, the company behind ProWein.

US: Corks rule in new report

22 November, 2012

US: Screw caps are closing the gap on synthetic cork wine closures, according to research by Wine Intelligence. But natural cork still remains the most popular closure. 

Paul Medder, Wine Intelligence's country manager for Brazil, offers the latest on plans to introduce protectionism in the burgeoning Brazilian wine market.

Wine producers looking for growth opportunities in Europe should be thinking about Finland, Norway and Sweden, according to a report from Wine Intelligence.

Consumers in the UK are drinking less wine and continuing to shun the on-trade, according to research published by Wine Intelligence.

UK consumers' openness to new forms of wine packaging could mean the traditional glass bottle’s stranglehold on the market is relaxed, says Wine Intelligence.

Chinese wine consumers prefer traditional wine labels but are open to some contemporary designs, according to Wine Intelligence.

Wine journalist, Tim Atkin MW and d'Arenberg owner and winemaker Chester Osborn, were both named as recipients of the Wine Intelligence 10 for 10 Business Award.

Paul Medder, Wine Intelligence's country manager for Brazil, offers his analysis of the effects of protectionism in the burgeoning Brazilian wine market.

Su Birch, CEO of Wines of South Africa (WoSA) is the winner of Wine Intelligence’s inaugural ‘10 for 10 Business Award’.

Sparkling sparkles in US

09 January, 2012

US consumption of imported sparkling wine will reach new heights in 2012 due to the increased penetration of prosecco and cava, says Wine Intelligence. 

Acceptance of screw-cap closures on wine bottles sold in the UK has risen to 85% of the regular wine-drinking population, according to a report on wine stoppers from Wine Intelligence.

Deep discounting on wine by UK retailers may be having less impact on consumer behaviour, according to a new report

The emerging South Korean market could boost the fortunes of wine importers, according to research by Wine Intelligence.

Wine producers looking to export to China for the first time need to get to grips with demands for high-quality packaging and culturally-sensitive labels, according to Wine Intelligence.

Entrants aiming to crack the US market need to take a bold approach, according to a wine importer.

Brazilians are increasingly turning to wine as their beverage of choice, according to consumer research published by Wine Intelligence.

Former Wine Australia boss Paul Henry is to join wine research company Wine Intelligence as associate director.

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