The United Kingdom has began levying a sugar tax on high-sugar soft drinks on April 6, 2018 – something which is paid by manufacturers and , as a rule, passed on to consumers. The tax has prompted numerous discussions surrounding sugar in beverages – and not just in Great Britain.
Even James Bond knew that errors could be deadly when it comes to wine: A true Brit would never have ordered red wine with fish! That’s how enemy agent Grant (“From Russia with Love”) gave himself away – making that the last meal of his life. A good knowledge of wine can be helpful even outside the movies.
It’s a “yes” to sweetness, but a “no” to sugar wherever possible – the drinks industry has responded to this trend, which is seeing many consumers turn their backs on sugar as a sweetener because they perceive it as unhealthy, by coming up with an increasing number of new sweetener concepts.