The UK wine market strangled by red tape

As the UK moves towards the Brexit cliff, wine will be one of the first industries to go over the edge. James Lawrence reports.

Photo by Ethan Wilkinson on Unsplash
Photo by Ethan Wilkinson on Unsplash

Philip Cox, the British-born co-owner of Romania’s Cramele Recas, currently exports a range of wines to UK retailers. Yet he wonders whether he will still sell to them after 1 January 2021, thanks to a “nightmarish” series of new bureaucratic requirements, the inevitable result of Brexit.

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