Devil’s Advocate: Time to Rethink the Drink?

When a host says 'can I get you a drink?', they're rarely offering No-Lo wines or sparkling tea. Robert Joseph suggests that, despite not containing any alcohol, these are ‘drinks' too – and deserve rather more recognition than they're currently given.

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Devil's Advocate: The Wine Industry Has to Stop Being Tribal

Robert Joseph suggests that, if the wine industry is to combat the threat of Neo-Prohibitionism, it needs to work together  with producers of other forms of alcohol, to create a strategy, acknowledge some of its own failings, and to understand where its foes are coming from.

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Devil’s Advocate: Could Prohibition Make a Comeback?

As the US celebrates 90 years since the repeal of Prohibition, Robert Joseph looks back at the history of liquor bans globally and wonders if they are really a thing of the past.

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The 11 Threats and Opportunities for Wine in 2024

Robert Joseph considers where wine sits in the context of tectonic global events, and offers a few signposts...

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Seven Wine Trends in 2024

What are the underlying trends that are shaping the world of wine? Felicity Carter peers into her crystal ball.

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Netherlands Increases Alcohol Taxes

The consumption of (partially) de-alcoholized beverages is expected to continue growing.

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Devil's Advocate - What's Wrong With Dry January?

Some members of the wine industry have raised their voices against the notion of giving up alcohol during January. Robert Joseph takes a different view.

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WHO Demands Tax Increases on Alcohol and Sugar

WHO calls for global tax hikes on "unhealthy products", including wine.

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Experts Discuss Industry Challenges at Wine Future and Wine2Wine

Some of the great and good of the wine world, along with a heavy metal rockstar and Nobel Prize-winning economist gathered in Portugal and Italy to look at ways to improve the state of the wine industry.

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