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An Obama generation of wine drinkers?

January 14, 2009

According to Decanter correspondent Howard G. Goldberg in New York, the wine industry puts a lot of hope in the new generations of wine drinkers, those who are influenced by Obama. “In the same way that Obama exploits the Internet to advance his agenda, Millennials and Generation X members are more likely than other generations […]

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Niche branding or narrow branding?

January 5, 2009

In those lean times, a marketer feels compelled to define the best strategy at the lowest budget, especially for mediuim-sized brands. In his article “Brands:Taking a narrow view”, published on brandchannel.com, Chris Heile suggests that narrow branding “embraces the positive qualities of the brand, sharing them in more detail with customers. Think of it as […]

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Wine, a new trend among Millennials?

December 17, 2008

“A whole new generation is flocking to an ancient beverage [...]“, writes Courant journalist Cecily McAndrews on US Millennials. I already wrote a lot on Millennials’ taste for wine whether in the US or in Europe. What I’d like to point out is the rise of the emerging markets’ Millennials. Chinese and Indian young people […]

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The Millennials: the next generation of collectors?

June 23, 2008

“There are a lot of young wine drinkers nowadays who are starting to be the next generation of collectors,” said Wesley Steffens, 31, who manages his family’s new Vineyard 7 & 8 winery on the hills over Napa Valley. This somewhat provocative statement made me think about the future of wine and more specifically of […]

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French Millennials drink less wine than American Millennials

May 23, 2008

This is the result of a French-American study conducted by Dr Liz Thach and Prof. Francois d’Hauteville. Thach found out that French Millennials don’t drink wine because it’s expensive, bad tasting, difficult to understand and alcoholic. They keep drinking an occasional glass of wine while eating at the family table but they’d rather buy beer […]

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Generation Y and Branding

March 6, 2008

Also called “Millennials” or “Generation Why”, this group is widely represented in a lot of countries and constitutes a major target for local and global brands. In the US, there are 70 million people under 30; in Vietnam, they represent 50% of the 90 million people; in China, they are 200 million strong and there […]

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