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Saturday 19 April 2014

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WSTA confirms 2% slip in UK wine sales

Wine sales in the UK’s on and off-trade dropped by 2% this year, while on-trade alcohol sales dropped by 6%, according to a WSTA report.

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 No Comments »

Victory as UK alcohol super tax is scrapped

Campaigners are toasting their success after it was announced that the “unfair” alcohol duty escalator on wines and spirits is to be scrapped and duty on all spirits frozen.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Pubs toast rise in wine and spirit sales

UK pubs are becoming increasingly reliant on revenue from wine and spirits, new research has shown.

Monday, March 17th, 2014 No Comments »

UK Scotch market shrinks by 3%

The UK Scotch whisky market shrunk by 3% last year strengthening calls by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) to scrap an “unfair” super tax on spirits.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 No Comments »

WSTA ramps up bid to end alcohol super-tax

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association is calling on the drinks industry to get behind its campaign to end an “unfair” alcohol super-tax – one month before this year’s UK budget is set.

Friday, February 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 free wine apps

For the technologically-minded wine lover there are a wealth of apps on offer to enhance your experience of wine.

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 2 Comments »

WSTA launches ‘Call Time on Duty’ campaign

Scrapping the alcohol duty escalator would create 6,000 jobs and generate £230 million in revenue a new report has revealed as the WSTA opens a new campaign to get the measure removed from the 2014 budget.

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 No Comments »

Alcohol-related harm falls in Scotland

The latest MESAS report into Scotland’s alcohol policy appears to show that there has been positive progress in tackling harmful drinking in the country.

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 No Comments »

Autumn Statement offers ‘crumbs of comfort’

For once a Christmas present – of sorts – from the Chancellor of the Exchequer. No fresh impositions on the drinks sector in the Autumn Statement.

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 No Comments »

UK counts cost of illicit alcohol

The illicit wine market could have cost the UK up to £700 million in revenue losses last year, according to the first ever estimates on this category to be released by HM Revenue & Customs.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 No Comments »

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