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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

With top end Burgundy now well beyond the reach of most wine lovers, Gabriel Stone explores how producers and merchants are managing such unprecedented demand, and considers the best places to hunt for more affordable options.

In focus: the fresh face of Tuscany

While Super Tuscans take all the glory, there is a lot more to this corner of Italy than those expressions. Lauren Eads talks to producers who are changing the face of Tuscany, and who are pioneering whites and rosés.


New products that couldn’t launch at ProWein due to coronavirus

Despite the prudent cancellation of Prowein due to the ongoing threat posed by coronavirus (Covid-19), business in the trade goes on, even if the show itself has not. Here’s db’s rundown of products that were due to be launched at ProWein this week.

London bar launches ‘Terroir’ cocktail menu inspired by European wine regions

The K Bar inside The Kensington hotel in west London has launched a cocktail list called Terroir that takes inspiration from famous European wine regions.

The week in pictures

This week in the world of drinks: Ed Sheeran turns his Notting Hill restaurant into a gastro-pub; pub and bar chain bosses roll up their sleeves for charity; and we find out the real location of Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s vineyard in Star Trek….