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Global wine production remains stable

By Rachel Arthur

Larger than expected harvests in Europe helped balance out the impact of drought and heat waves, with 2022 worldwide wine production dipping 1% compared to the year before.

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5 things we learned about the alcohol-free category in January

By Rachel Arthur

January is the month of the year when the low and no alcohol category really has a chance to shine. So what have we learned about the direction of the category this year? Here’s five takeaways from Drynuary.

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What’s next in RTD coffee?

By Rachel Arthur

Gen Z consumers are more likely to drink RTD coffee than hot coffee – and as brands respond, the category is expanding and developing. We explore what’s trending in RTD coffee – and where the category could go next.

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The Year in Beer: 2022 a year of 'varied recovery' for US craft brewers

By Rachel Arthur

US craft brewers have had to contend with supply chain disruption, competition from other beverage categories, and a continued unsteady on-trade recovery in 2022. But the innovation and flexibility of brewers will help them take on the challenges in 2023,...

Pernod Ricard USA invests in first RTD canning line

Pernod Ricard USA invests in first RTD canning line

By Rachel Arthur

Pernod Ricard USA will invest $22m in creating its first-ever RTD canning line, located at its Fort Smith plant in Arkansas: boosting its ability to bring RTDs to market swiftly.

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Constellation Brands divests wine brands to The Wine Group

By Rachel Arthur

Constellation Brands is divesting a portion of its mainstream and premium wine portfolio - including Cooper & Thief, Crafters Union, The Dreaming Tree, Monkey Bay, 7 Moons, and Charles Smith Wines - to The Wine Group.

Tequila trends: cristalino, RTDs, and global expansion

What's next for tequila?

By Rachel Arthur

Tequila volumes are expected to grow at a CAGR of 7% between 2021 and 2026: far exceeding 2% growth in global spirits volumes. So how is this market going to evolve?

Only 45% of cans are currently recycled in the US - but that's better than glass or plastic, according to the CMI. Pic:getty/kaisphoto

How can the US increase beverage can recycling?

By Rachel Arthur

Less than half of beverage cans in the US are currently recycled: but US can manufacturers want to see 80% recycled by 2040 and 90% by 2050. So how can these goals be reached?

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Scotch Whisky granted certification trademark in the US

By Rachel Arthur

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has successfully registered 'Scotch Whisky' as a certification trademark in the US - the industry’s largest global market, worth almost £800m ($982m) a year.

Stone Brewing will give Sapporo USA increased production capabilities

Sapporo acquires US craft brewer Stone Brewing

By Rachel Arthur

Sapporo USA will acquire California craft brewer Stone Brewing, with the acquisition ‘bringing together the complementary strengths of Japanese artistry and innovation with the American craft brewing tradition in a fusion of cultures’.

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From tequila to botanicals: Bacardi talks summer spirit trends

By Rachel Arthur

What's big in the US spirits scene this summer? Sean Eckhardt, Senior Vice President of US Sales at Bacardi, explains how the company has shaped its portfolio for the summer months - along with his take on the trending tequila, RTD alcohol, and lower...

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US and Scottish associations toast end of retaliatory whisky tariffs

By Rachel Arthur

The Distilled Spirits Council of the US (DISCUS) and the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) say they are ready to help ‘reset and strengthen’ the trans-Atlantic trade relationship following the end of retaliatory tariffs on American Whiskey and Scotch Whisky....