China hits back at Trump with whiskey import tariff

    China has retaliated to President Trump’s imposition of tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports into America, announcing a counter tariff on a raft of products imported by the US into China, including a 25% hike on American whiskey.

    Geoffroy to step down at Dom Pérignon

    Richard Geoffroy will step down as cellar master of Dom Pérignon on 1 January 2019 it has been confirmed, and he will hand over his duties in full to Vincent Chaperon.

    NIH shuts down controversial drink-a-day alcohol study

    The National Institutes of Health, which receives funding from the US government, is to end funding for a study to explore if there are any health benefits associated with moderate drinking after “concerns about the study design” cast doubt on its “ultimate credibility”. 

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