Analysis
American craft beer taking UK by storm

Eric Idle once declared that American beer was like making love in a canoe – “fucking close to water”.

Australian Vintage: investing against the curve

Over the past 12 months, the McGuigan wine brand has slipped quietly into the number three position in Nielsen’s stats for the UK off-trade, gliding past Blossom Hill. Echo Falls is within its sights, though overhauling market leader Hardys could still be some way off. Unusually for the chief executive of a public-listed company, in this case McGuigan brand owner Australian Vintage, coveting the top slot isn’t the number one priority, says Neil McGuigan. 

Opinion
Richard Hemming MW on the golden age of wine

Golden ages are periods of sustained excellence within a sector. For example, in Hollywood, the first one ran from the end of the silent era to the beginning of the TV takeover, producing benchmark films of every genre. 

Vodka changes tack

One of the huge surprises during the World Cup, beyond the fact that England weren’t completely cack, was the revelation that fans could perch on plastic patio furniture rather than punt it at the oppo.

Should we legalise cannabis?

The issue of legalising cannabis has been in the news in recent weeks.

The Millennial Minefield: familiarity breeds content

With the market for wine becoming increasingly competitive, why are many millennials turning away from Old World wines and choosing to buy New World instead?

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