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Alcoholic Beverages Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

Alcohol is a term that is derived from an Arabic word that refers to distillation and means “finely divided”. Alcoholic drinks have been consumed by people around the world since ancient times.

The names of some alcoholic drinks are influenced by their base material. A drink that has been fermented from a starch heavy grain like potatoes is called a beer. When the fermented mash is distilled, then the beverage is a spirit. Wine and brandy are made from grapes only. If an alcoholic drink is made from another kind of fruit, it is a fruit brandy of a fruit wine. Beer is made from barley or a combination of grains. Whiskey is made from grain or a blended mixture of grains. Vodka is distilled from potatoes or fermented grain.

In the United States, the individual states control the sale of alcohol. A country that does not allow the sale of alcohol is known as a dry county. Blue laws are in effect in some states, prohibiting the selling of alcohol on Sunday.

Some states like Nevada and Connecticut have very permissive rules and regulations in regard to alcohol. Other states such as Kansas and Oklahoma have very strict rules.

Most countries have laws that prohibit driving while impaired by alcohol. Punishments for such violations include fines, loss of drivers license and jail time. The legal thresh holds of blood alcohol levels range from 0.0% to 0.8%.

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Alcoholic Beverages Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Alcoholic Drinks in Dominican Republic

    ... slow further and inflation rise over the forecast period. Despite the slowdown, the country’s alcoholic drinks industry continued to record positive volume growth in 2017, with sales fuelled in large part by steady consumer demand ... Read More

  • Spirits in Dominican Republic

    ... 2017 witnessed a return to local products with a premium positioning. While some imported premium and super premium rums are available, they remained a niche. As a result of increasing taxation, many consumers returned to ... Read More

  • U.S. Tequila Market: Industry Analysis & Outlook (2018-2022)

    ... Tequila is produced from agave, a plant that is part of the agavoideae subfamily and originates in arid regions. There are over 290 agave species but only Tequilana Weber blue variety can be used to ... Read More

  • Alcoholic Drinks Packaging in the Netherlands

    ... years, and will be one of the determining factors for the development of alcoholic drinks packaging over the forecast period. The premiumisation trend will lead to a greater variety of packaging formats. Premium alcoholic drinks ... Read More

  • Spirits in US (2018) – Market Sizes

    ... size is based on retail (off trade) and non-retail (on trade and food/other industries) sales. Market size for Spirits in US is given in USD and litre with a minimum of five years' historical data. ... Read More

  • Cider/Perry in Chile

    ... two weeks in September. Consumption is composed of artisanal production sold in bulk at open fairs which operate in every city for the festivities. The same sellers offer beer and wine in much bigger volumes ... Read More

  • Alcoholic Drinks Packaging in China

    ... They are demanding unique and personalised experiences, not just the same thing every time for everybody. In search of sustainable growth, many breweries are not only working on product innovation, but also focusing on packaging ... Read More

  • Rtds/High-Strength Premixes in Chile

    ... and the sharp increase in whiskies and gin, the door has opened to the entry of new participants and flavours in this category. The first example of this materialised with the entry of Jack Daniel’s, ... Read More

  • Spirits in Chile

    ... activations in the on-trade channel, enabling brands to have more direct communication with consumers and transmit the concepts related to their brands. On the other hand, the premiumisation trend enhanced the effect of these activations ... Read More

  • Alcoholic Drinks in Chile

    ... as consumers are becoming more sophisticated their tastes, and becoming more familiar with new varieties. This is also seen in the declining prominence of traditional boxed wine, which is losing share to bottled wine. On ... Read More

  • Alcoholic Drinks Packaging in Australia

    ... play into consumers’ need for convenience and occasion, according to industry sources, such as going to an event or function with friends. However, transporting wine in a metal beverage can and keeping it cold could ... Read More

  • Rtds/High-Strength Premixes in Japan

    ... RTDs fit busy modern lifestyles and preferences for cocooning – RTDs are mostly consumed with meals as shokuchu-shu. Therefore, the popular flavours amongst RTDs are citrus-based, including lemon and grapefruit, which go well with meals ... Read More

  • Cider/Perry in Japan

    ... positioning to sparkling wine. The category has also been positioned as a naturally brewed sparkling alcoholic drink containing relatively few artificial ingredients to help fermentation and flavourings. These features help to attract female and young ... Read More

  • Spirits in Japan

    ... 2008, when it was stimulated by Suntory’s Japanese whisky brand, Kakubin. It has now extended to other types of whisky, including bourbon, scotch whiskies and other imported whiskies, with some bars also starting to offer ... Read More

  • Alcoholic Drinks in Japan

    ... an amendment to liquor tax aimed at limiting retailer discounting, which led to a significant rise in prices. However, pockets of opportunity remained, especially in categories suited to home consumption and, particularly, drinking with meals. ... Read More

  • Rtds/High-Strength Premixes in Brazil

    ... the area has seen a number of new entrants with different product positioning. However, sales are expected to grow over the forecast period as long as brands continue to invest in new products and innovation. ... Read More

  • Alcoholic Drinks in Brazil

    ... demand within alcoholic drinks in Brazil. Indeed, the area is expected to grow in 2018, following declining sales since 2014. However, not all areas will resume growth at the same pace, with some still struggling ... Read More

  • Cider/Perry in the US

    ... the fact that it is gluten free found favour with consumers looking for alternatives to beer and heavily processed RTDs. However, greater importance is now being placed on moderating sugar consumption, which has developed into ... Read More

  • Rtds/High-Strength Premixes in the US

    ... ready-to drink cocktails with an ABV of less than 15%. Similar to the manner in which hard sodas have tapped into consumers’ taste for nostalgia, ready-to-drink cocktails based on classic cocktail recipes attract consumers who ... Read More

  • Spirits in Brazil

    ... period, off-trade volume sales should return to pre-crisis levels faster than on-trade sales. Greater availability of different types of spirits and brands in more affordable channels such as warehouse clubs and even more aggressive promotions ... Read More

  • Spirits in the US

    ... a wider variety of interesting spirits and greater shelf space is being dedicated to other distilled spirits. This means that the smaller brands of traditional spirits are being pulled from the bar shelves. From cachaça ... Read More

  • Cider/Perry in Brazil

    ... available income and product price. Targeting lower price bands, cider/perry is the cheapest alcoholic drinks area after beer. Demand for cider/perry is thus cyclical, with volume sales peaking during downturns. However, with the economy showing ... Read More

  • Alcoholic Drinks in the US

    ... category of beer. The unit price continued to increase as premiumisation trends took hold across alcoholic drinks. However, off-trade value growth for alcoholic drinks in 2017 marginally underperformed compared to the market’s overall value growth ... Read More

  • Alcoholic Drinks in Thailand

    ... only category to register a better performance than in 2016. The main reason for this is that changes to the excise tax regime for alcohol led to price increases for all beer, cider/perry, local spirits ... Read More

  • Cider/Perry in Thailand

    ... consumers are becoming exposed to these products and the key factor behind this has been the growing numbers of imported brands available in the category. For instance, Strongbow entered Thailand during 2016, following in the ... Read More

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