US and France agree tariff truce for a year

    After the US government threatened up to 100% tariffs on US$2.4 billion worth of French goods, including wine, American President Donald Trump and the French President Emmanuel Macron have agreed to a truce for a year.  

    Majestic shakes up senior team as Lincoln departs

    UK retailer Majestic Wine has shaken up its senior team, confirming the departure of md Josh Lincoln, and the promotion of buying and sourcing director Rob Cooke to chief commercial officer.

    Charity calls out ‘hidden sugar’ in RTD cocktails

    Charity Action on Sugar has called for pre-mixed alcoholic drinks to be subject to the UK ‘sugar tax’, after revealing that some products in the category contain as much as nine teaspoons of the substance in 250ml.

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Gin, Juniper and Brexit – are producers ready?

As the threat of a no-deal Brexit looms closer, what will the impact on the UK’s boom gin industry and producer’s ability to import the all-important botanicals necessary to produce the liquid? Arabella Mileham reports

Retail: State of the nation

The UK drinks retail scene is undergoing testing times, but there are signs of growth with the beers, wine and spirits category.  Arabella Mileham speaks to analysts and key industry players to see where this growth is coming from. 

In focus: How French wine co-ops are going green

French co-operatives are shining a light on their green credentials. Adopting organic and biodynamic farming practices, they are leading the way in sustainable viticulture. Elizabeth Gabay MW reports.

Is Prosecco losing its sparkle?

It may be the world’s most popular sparkling wine, but with growth in the UK slowing and no recognisable brand names, it’s time for producers to spread their wings in search of growth further afield, writes Lauren Eads.

Beyond the realm of mortal pockets

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