THE HEAVILY IMPACTED AGRICULTURE SECTOR SHOULD GET MUCH NEEDED HELP The US retaliation list has been published, and as unfortunately I had anticipated it is loaded against EU agriculture exports to the US. Although the dispute is on aircraft subsidies, agriculture leads the list of the products targeted, with roughly the double of the trade […]
The beginning of 2022 marks the occasion to look back 2021 and see that the global wine trade has reached its highest ever figure, with France consolidating its position as the world’s largest supplier by value, despite sales volumes significantly lower than those of Spain and Italy. Total champagne sales for 2021 are also expected to reach a new record of €5.5 billion. In addition, the transition to more sustainable production in the sector continues, with Maker’s Mark becoming the largest distillery to achieve B Corp certification and Absolut Vodka committing to being “fossil fuel free” by 2025.
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