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Saturday 6 February 2016


Lidl to stock English wines for the first time

Lidl is to stock English wine in its UK supermarkets for the first time, having partnered with Surrey-based producer Denbies.

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 1 Comment »

‘Drop the Duty’ campaign awarded

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s ‘Drop the Duty!’ campaign has won the Trade Body Campaign of the Year at the Public Affairs Awards.

Monday, December 14th, 2015 No Comments »

UK snaps up Argentine wine in off-trade

The amount of Argentine wine being sold in the UK off-trade has increased by more than a quarter in the last 12 months, new figures reveal.

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Bond leads British gin boom in the US

James Bond, Downton Abbey and Adele are all helping to boost exports of gin to the US, with their popularity helping to promote all things British among US consumers.

Friday, November 27th, 2015 No Comments »

England white wins ‘wine-off’ against Australia

An England versus Australia “wine-off” held by the WSTA saw a “shock” win for an English Bacchus against its Aussie Chardonnay counterpart.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Clarity key to developing brand loyalty

Developing an emotional connection with consumers, consistency and clarity of your brand message is key to developing loyalty, according to key speakers at the WSTA’s annual conference.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 No Comments »

British wine drinkers lack brand loyalty

The vast majority of British wine drinkers have little or no brand loyalty and frequently switch brands, according to the WSTA.

Monday, September 14th, 2015 1 Comment »

UK world’s biggest exporter of gin

“There is absolutely no reason why our gin trade can’t be as successful as whisky”, believes the UK’s environment secretary Elizabeth Truss, as it is revealed that the UK is the world’s biggest exporter of gin.

Monday, August 10th, 2015 2 Comments »

UK market in growth as price increases slow

The latest figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association show that “consumers are finally getting the break they deserve after years of inflation-busting tax rises”.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Trade builds on British gin success

With 140 million bottles of British gin being exported a year, the government, suppliers and the industry’s largest trade body have teamed up to promote the category further.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 No Comments »

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