The UK’s most popular wines could disappear from supermarket shelves and pubs after the government proposed a 25% tariff on all wine imports from the US.

A deal has been struck between the UK and US to end retaliatory tariffs on malt whiskies for five years.

The US spirits industry has applauded the UK’s decision to suspend retaliatory tariffs on American rum, brandy and vodka once it leaves the EU on January 1.

Eighteen trade associations have joined forces to call for an immediate elimination of the retaliatory tariffs that the US and EU have imposed upon spirits, wine and beer.

The US government has announced that the existing 25% tariffs will remain on single malt Scotch for the foreseeable future.

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