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Thursday 26 November 2015


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 »

UK alcohol duty cuts branded ‘shameful’

Chancellor George Osborne’s decision to cut alcohol duty in this year’s Budget has been branded “disgraceful” by doctors and health campaigners.

Friday, March 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Scotch sees painful 5% decline in UK

The UK market for Scotch whisky declined by nearly 5% last year alone, with over 4 million bottles of Scotch left on the shelves compared to 2013.

Friday, March 13th, 2015 No Comments »

British gin witnessing a ‘renaissance’

The British gin industry has grown 18% by value in the last two years, with premium offerings growing by nearly 50%, leading to calls for a change in the “punitive” UK tax regime.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 highest taxed EU countries for BWS

Figures have revealed the vast difference paid in tax on alcohol by EU member states, with the UK faring least favourably.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 4 Comments »

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