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WSTA warns of Prosecco price hike

The WSTA has warned that the cost of a bottle of Prosecco could go up by 59 pence and Champagne by as much as a £1 in the UK next year.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 1 Comment »

Lindo clarifies ‘British Fizz’ comments, trade reacts

Bob Lindo of Camel Valley in Cornwall has written an open letter to clarify his stance on the proposed ‘British Fizz’ PGI, which the wine trade has largely criticised.

Friday, January 20th, 2017 5 Comments »

Argentina tops UK off-trade growth in 2016

Argentine wine saw the biggest growth in UK off-trade sales during 2016, followed by New Zealand, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 No Comments »

Fortified wine sales drop 50% in 10 years

Sales of fortified wine in the UK have more than halved in the past 10 years while the duty paid on them has near quadrupled, figures from the WSTA confirm.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 No Comments »

WSTA hails ‘year of gin’

Gin sales in the UK on- and off-trades have surpassed £1 billion for the first time according to the latest figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

Friday, December 9th, 2016 No Comments »

Let industry lead on Brexit trade deals, WSTA tells Defra

The government should let the industry lead free trade negotiations to secure the best deals, the WSTA has told Defra, as the organisation publishes its Brexit policy paper.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 1 Comment »

UK wine duty revenues hit record £4 billion

The UK’s wine industry generated a record £4 billion in tax revenue in the past 12 months while spirits revenues increased by £54m in the past six, despite a freeze on wine and cut on spirits duty in 2015.

Monday, October 31st, 2016 No Comments »

Price of wine will rise as value of pounds drops 15%

Wine imported into the UK from EU countries is expected to increase by as much as 29p a bottle due to the continued devaluation of the pound, the Wine and Spirits Trade Association has warned.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 2 Comments »

Government publishes post-Brexit export plans

The government has sought to calm fears over UK trade following Brexit by publishing a template to boost exports of British booze globally.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 No Comments »

Gin export values climb 166% since 2000

British gin exports have increased in value by 166% since 2000, with exports to the US rising by 553% in the last decade, according to the WSTA’s latest spirits report.

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 No Comments »

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