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MARKET INTELLIGENCE ON SPIRITS, WINE AND BEER
Defining A Style
Central Coast wines are gaining renown in their own right.
Spain’s Age of Discovery
Spanish wine's popularity is no longer due to price orientation as drinkers explore its styles and regions.
New Zealand’s Diversity
Despite the market dominance of Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand's winemakers are creating a broad palette of varieties and regions.
Washington Wines In The Limelight
A record harvest and continued investment set the stage, while Cabernet Sauvignon's dominance steals the show.
California Goes Beyond Chardonnay
Although still dominated by Chardonnay, California's white wines have grown increasingly sophisticated and diverse.
French Rosés Are Flourishing
French rosé continues to soar amid a host of new entries—mainly from Provence, but also from the Loire and the Rhône.
Portuguese Wines Move Forward
Once known mainly for Vinho Verde, Portuguese dry wines now compete on the global stage.
Champagne Maintains Its Edge
In a market where sparkling wines are soaring, Champagne retains its cachet.
Pinot Noir Looms Large In California
It's not the Golden State's biggest varietal, but Pinot Noir has a mystique that fills the wine space.
Austria Punches Above Its Weight
Despite its small volume, Austrian wine draws a high-end consumer base.