English wine producers ‘optimistic’ following UK heatwave

English wine producers say they are more optimistic about this year’s harvest following last week’s heatwave, which has helped to mitigate the damage done to vineyards from the late Spring frosts.

Drinks design: The cult of craft

Technology might be speeding us towards ever-greater levels of connectedness, rapid communication and convenience, but quality and craft remain at the heart of drinks design, finds Lauren Eads.

Lidl ups its offer of Hungarian wines

Lidl is launching its largest range of Hungarian wine in its July Wine Cellar promotion.

Amazon buy-out of Whole Foods a ‘wake-up’ for retailers

Amazon's acquisition of organic food store company Whole Foods for $13.7 billion (£10.7 billion) is likely to take it head-to-head with the major retailers in the US and UK, market analysts have said.

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