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12 drinks trends for Christmas 2021 – Part 2

As we approach the festive season, Drinks Retailing explores the key trends in wine, spirits and RTDs shaping this year’s peak sales period

12 drinks trends for Christmas 2021 – Part 3

As we approach the festive season, Drinks Retailing explores the key trends in wine, spirits and RTDs shaping this year’s peak sales period

Seagrass, fibre packs, unstereotypes and better mental health – The latest sustainability initiatives in the drinks industry

With climate change conference the COP26 Summit just around the corner, drinks companies are working hard to show off their sustainability credentials. Here’s a selection of the latest initiatives across beer, wine, spirits and hard seltzers.

Opinion
Industry faces Project Reality - Jason Millar

Christmas might be full of surprises, but for an independent wine merchant, surprises are the last thing you want in the run up to December 25.

The resurgence of British lager - Jeff Evans

Around 20 years ago, I was asked to contribute a chapter on British lager to Beer Glorious Beer, a collection of essays collated by the British Guild of Beer Writers.

Are 'traditional' and 'modern' useful wine terms? - Jason Millar

If you’re a lover of the wines of Barolo, as I am, the two words you learn after Nebbiolo are traditionalist and modernist.

Millar's Tale: A Question of Cake

As a child I could never really understand the saying: “You can’t have your cake and eat it.”

Jeff Evans: Ad makes a virtue out of freshness

Camden Town’s recent TV commercial provides an interesting diversion from traditional ad campaigns for beer.

Nielsen Insight: What to expect from beer sales during the Euros

Nielsen client delivery team leader Rob Hallworth looks at the prospects for the off-trade as sporting fixtures return.

Nielsen Insight: Unlocking consumption in 2021

Nielsen client delivery team leader Rob Hallworth delves into how shoping behaviour has changed throughout lockdown.

Millar's Tale: Zooming out

A year ago, on March 12 2020, my company hosted our last tasting of the year. The theme, chosen in December, was 'Party Fizz for Spring'. Four days later, the streets were empty.

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