Analysis
Sustainability: Is the glass half full?

The search continues for improved sustainable alternatives to traditional wine bottles, and younger consumers are proving very receptive.

Sustainability: Putting waste to good use

The average UK household throws away £355.68 worth of food each year, which adds up to a shocking £9.7 billion annually across the country.

Amazon reaps BWS rewards

The market for in-home consumption of alcohol saw rapid growth across the board during lockdown and, with people being forced to stay at home, online was a natural beneficiary.

Opinion
Richard Hemming MW: Improving diversity in wine

It’s painfully ironic that, for a product we value above all for its diversity, most of us who sell wine in Britain look unfortunately similar.

Millar's Tale: Natural selection

If you’re hanging on to a rising balloon, you’re presented with a diffi cult decision — let go before it’s too late or hang on and keep getting higher, posing the question: how long can you keep a grip on the rope?”

Nielsen Insight: Is take-home immune to Covid-19 impacts?

Since lockdown began in March, the off-trade has absorbed around half the alcohol volume lost from the on-trade, compared to the same period last year.

Jeff Evans: Remembering Roger Ryman

At the end of May, news that Roger Ryman had died was met with an outpouring of shock and deep sadness.

Back in the Real World

A solitary tasting note sits on the shelf-edge of a promotional fixture.

Jeff Evans: A brutal blow to brewing

It goes without saying that few sectors of the British economy will emerge unscathed from the current crisis, but brewing will undoubtedly suffer badly.

Millar's Tale: Testing times

On Monday, March 23, independent merchants across the country faced an uncertain future.

Richard Hemming MW: Is the future of wine online?

In less than two months, wine communication has moved 100% online.

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