French Wine Declines as Nolo Category Rises

While wine consumption in France continues to drop, with red wine shunned more than other styles, French consumers are showing increasing interest for no- and lower-alcohol (NOLO) products. Louise Hurren reports.

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Where Will Zero Alcohol Products Sit in the Wine Market?

On the first day of ProWein 2023, Meininger's is hosting a panel on zero-alc beverages in the Meininger World of Zero zone (Sunday19 MARCH 2023, hall 1 A10).

Meininger’s Panel: Where Will Zero Alcohol Products Sit in the Wine Market?

On the first day of ProWein 2023, Meininger's is hosting a panel on zero-alc beverages in the Meininger World of Zero zone.

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Zero-Alcoholic Buzz

A supermodel and a former British government advisor have invested in separate ventures aiming to sell non-alcoholic beverages that mimic the pleasant effects of alcohol without the hangovers or health dangers. Robert Joseph wonders whether they are part of the shape of things to come.

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How to Build a Best Selling No Alcohol Wine Brand

In 2013, former TV presenter Amanda Thomson launched a successful zero-sugar wine brand called Thomson & Scott. Six years later, she went on to create Noughty, a zero-alcohol sparkling wine that has become a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Devil's Advocate: A Different Way of Looking at No-Alcohol 'Wine'

Robert Joseph wonders whether the focus on using sophisticated technology to remove alcohol from wine hasn't distracted producers from making beverages that taste good. And maybe more like the kind of wine most people really want to drink.

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Devil's Advocate: the Benefits of Post-Christmas Cold Turkey and Dry January

Halfway through what for many is a month with no alcohol, Devil's Advocate Robert Joseph considers why a period of abstinence could be a good strategy for members of the wine industry. And not just in January.

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Devil's Advocate: Is Zero-Alcohol Wine, 'Wine'? And Why Does it Matter?

There are moves to bring dealcoholised wine into the same legislation as conventional wine, and big brand owners are introducing zero-alc versions of their existing ones. Robert Joseph wonders if this is wise for the wine sector in general.

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ProWein Goes Zero: Alcohol-free in Hall 1

Alcohol-free is one of the hottest topics - and ProWein takes this into account with a concentrated presence in Hall 1. The ‘World of Zero’ is being created there in cooperation with Meininger Verlag.

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