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• Wine Production Falls Wordwide

Wine Production Falls Wordwide

World wine production dropped 6 percent in 2012 to the lowest level in at least 37 years on smaller grape crops in France, Spain and Argentina, according to the International Organization of Vine and Wine. Output fell to 6.63 billion gallons, a drop of about 6 percent from 2011, the group said. Bulk white-wine prices in […]

• Beer sales slump by largest amount in 14 years. Guess where?

Beer sales slump by largest amount in 14 years. Guess where?

Britain is turning away from beer with 212 million fewer pints being sold in the last three months than the same period last year, new figures show. According to the The British Beer & Pub Association 2 billion pints were consumed in April, May and June, a fall of 9.8pc on the same three months […]

• Wine gaining on beer as Canadians’ favourite intoxicant

Wine gaining on beer as Canadians’ favourite intoxicant

Beer has 46 per cent of the market; wine 29 per cent. Canadians drink enough beer annually to fill nearly 1,000 Olympic swimming pools, while total alcohol sales approach the $20-billion mark thanks in part to the continued rise in wine popularity and price increases for many products. Alcohol generated $19.9 billion in sales in […]

• Canada’s wine consumption growing 6 times faster than world average

Canada’s wine consumption growing 6 times faster than world average

World’s fifth biggest importer by volume, British report says. Canada’s wine consumption is growing six times faster than the world average, a new report has found. The study was conducted by British research firm ISWR for Vinexpo, the biennial international wine and spirits trade show held in Bordeaux, France. Researchers examined worldwide wine consumption trends […]

• Breweries Vie to Produce the Strongest Beer in the World

Breweries Vie to Produce the Strongest Beer in the World

For the last two years brewers in Europe have waged a liquid arms race to create the world’s highest ABV (alcohol by volume) beer. Since fall 2008 the ABV of the most potent beer on the planet has more than doubled from 27 percent to a quite-literally staggering 60 percent. These probably aren’t the beers […]

• Heineken Sales Missed Estimates, Hurt by Austerity

Heineken NV, the world’s third- largest brewer, reported sales that missed analysts’ estimates as consumers bought less beer in developed markets because of austerity measures and weak consumer confidence. Revenue fell 2.1 percent excluding acquisitions in the third quarter, compared with the median estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News for a 0.4 percent […]

• France: Renewed export growth encouraging yet still shaky

“Cautious optimism” is how the federation of French wine and spirits exporters, FEVS, is describing its reaction to latest export figures released by French customs. Over the first seven months of the year, French wine and spirits exports were worth 4.7 billion euros, a hefty 19.5 percent up on the previous year.