Craft spirits: commitment to excellence or marketing ploy?

Craft brew

When it comes to spirits, does “craft” represent a commitment to excellence, an investment in small-batch production or simply a cheap marketing ploy?

Is cannabis a real threat to the industry?

CBD and alcohol

As laws relax and a generation of young people become increasingly health conscious, the alcohol industry faces an unexpected new rival

Whisky business: optimism amid uncertainty

Whisky business

One of the UK’s most important exports, whisky now finds itself under threat from Brexit wranglings and American trade uncertainty

Is rum the tonic to gin market saturation?

Gin vs Rum

With record sales and trademark registrations, the gin industry is thriving, so could rum experience a similar success?

The spirit of Paris

One fine cognac captures the spectacle, splendour and sophistication of France

Top 10 ways to nod off to sleep

One in five people have trouble sleeping and more than 15 million prescriptions are written for sleeping pills in the UK every year, so Jane Symons asked the experts and examined the latest research to compile Raconteur’s Good Sleep Guide

Avoiding risks to prevent stroke

Stroke is a largely preventable disease; its risk factors are well known and many are related to modern lifestyles, writes Victoria Lambert

Four tips to help keep eyes healthy

Narinder Sharma, president and chief executive of AMD Alliance International, offers advice which could keep age-related macular degeneration at bay