Will Brexit take the sweetness out of the sherry trade?
Before there was Brexit - before there was a European Common Market or a Treaty of Rome - there was the sherry trade.
Shakespeare sang the praises of the golden fortified wine from the sun-griddled vineyards of southern Spain.
The English in particular have been drinking it by the barrel since Sir Francis Drake began looting supplies from the Spanish harbours he attacked.
The sherry wineries or bodegas in and around the southern city of Jerez de la Frontera are a handy vantage point from which to survey the trade landscape of post-Brexit Europe - an EU minus the UK.
On the one hand, times... read more
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