US breweries blame Trump’s tariffs for job losses

Breweries in the US have blamed the Trump administration’s metal tariffs for a loss of thousands of jobs in the beer industry since 2016.

Where winemakers dine: Mike Dawson

Mike Dawson, winemaker at South Africa’s Journey’s End, speaks about his fondness for the Harwood Arms, reveals why he enjoys visiting urban wineries and explains why nothing compares to London’s wine scene.

London Wine Fair in ‘extremely healthy position’ ahead of 40th anniversary

The London Wine Fair is in an ‘extremely healthy position’ ahead of its 40th anniversary next year, with its visitor count rising 9% since 2017.

Fine wine investment: Tall poppies

One of the complaints we hear from a lot of fine wine investors arriving at Amphora’s door for the first time is that they are always told what to buy but never told when to sell.

Churchill’s joins 2017 declarations

Churchill’s has joined many of its fellow Port producers by declaring a 2017 vintage, the first back-to-back declaration for the company and the first in almost a century in the region.

Irish Distillers launches whiskey podcast series

The owner of Jameson, Irish Distillers, has launched a five-part podcast series telling the story of how three companies saved the country’s whiskey industry from extinction. 

The week in pictures

This week in the world of drinks: Mads Mikkelsen goes full Bond-villain in Carlsberg’s new ad campaign; a London brewery goes full punk on Brewdog’s new ad campaign; Eva Longoria parties with Baron Philippe de Rothschild; and Katherine Ryan finds a taste for Tequila…

Bordeaux 2018: A ‘hedonistic’ Pontet-Canet

One of the properties that suffered most grievously from the mildew epidemic in 2018, today’s Pontet-Canet offering will be much discussed.

The best ways to celebrate English and Welsh Wine Week

With the weekend heralding the start of this year’s English and Welsh Wine Week, we round up the best ways to immerse yourself in the UK’s buoyant wine scene. 

English fizz ‘best value’ option in London restaurants

According to specially-commissioned research by db, English fizz is the best-value wine option in London restaurants – and we consider why.

Vinventions CEO leaves the company

Heino Freudenberg, president and CEO of Vinventions – the world’s second largest wine closure supplier – has left the company after four years at the helm.

Bibendum and Matthew Clark owner C&C hails ‘transformational year’

C&C, the Irish drinks group that rescued Bibendum and Matthew Clark following the collapse of Conviviality last year, has seen pre-tax profits rise 17% to €92.9m following a “transformational year”.

Bordeaux 2018: ‘Unforgettable’ wine – forgettable prices?

The 2018 wines from Chanel-owned Rauzan-Ségla and Canon came through this morning, the price increases on the 2017 were hefty but will their brand appeal and limited allocations see them through?

Why cork’s fastest growth market should surprise

The fastest growth market for cork stoppers in the past 12 months should surprise those in the wine trade, says Amorim’s Carlos de Jesus.

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