Controversy engulfs natural wine producer Valentina Passalacqua

    A rising star in the natural wine scene has had her reputation sullied and wines dropped by several US importers after her father was recently placed under arrest for sharp labour practices at his agricultural businesses in southern Italy, raising questions about her potential involvement.

    2019 en primeur: Success or merely an illusion?

    The 2019 en primeurs proved entirely unprecedented. Not only did it happen at all but it proved a pacy, (mostly) well priced campaign – but is this the pattern of the future or was it a freakish one-off?

    The 10 best Proseccos of 2020

    To mark National Prosecco Day we bring you our top 10 best Proseccos of 2020 – all of which have been selected from this year’s biggest ‘blind’ tasting of this famous Italian fizz.



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Diageo and LVMH in dividend dispute

The world’s biggest premium drinks company is in dispute with the world’s largest luxury goods group over a missing dividend payment.


Top 10 best-selling Scotch whiskies

Exports of Scotch whisky surged by 4.4% to reach a record £4.9bn in value in 2019, despite the threat of higher tariffs and and trade wars. But how are the world’s biggest brands faring?


Diageo: This is not the time to impose tariffs

Ivan Menezes, the chief executive of Diageo, the largest Scotch producer, says that the industry is doing its utmost to stop extra tariffs being imposed by the Trump administration.


Breaking Bad stars’ mezcal label Dos Hombres comes to the UK

Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are bringing their fledgling mezcal label to the UK this month.


What is the real cost of producing Champagne?

It may be expensive to buy, but Champagne is certainly not cheap to make either. Gabriel Stone examines the main production costs and their implications for the world’s most famous fizz.


Spike in interest: The rapid rise of celebrity Tequila

Thanks to a number of high profile stars who have recently invested in top-end Tequila, the spirit is enjoying a surge in demand, writes Lucy Shaw.




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A dozen English rosés to try during English Wine Week

With pink wine enjoying its moment in the sun, we’ve rounded up a dozen elegant English rosés to seek out, sip and savour during English Wine Week.

Top 10 celebrity rosé brands

With the rosé revolution in full swing, celebrities have been diving into the category of late. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best star-owned rosé brands to swirl, snap and sip this summer.

Virtual wine and spirits tastings you can enjoy at home

From English whisky to bespoke food pairings with heavyweights of the wine world, we’ve rounded up the virtual wine and spirits tastings taking place this year that should keep you entertained and educated during lockdown.