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Friday 21 October 2016 loc: GB


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 »

UK not starting with ‘blank piece of paper’ post-Brexit, former Trade Minister argues

The UK is not starting with a blank piece of paper when it comes to negotiating trade agreements outside the EU, the former Minister for Trade and Minister for Europe told the wine and spirit industry – and it is not in Europe’s interests to ‘punish” the UK.

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 No Comments »

WSTA sets out its plans for post-Brexit landscape

Brexit is set to be the “overwhelming” priority of the WSTA over the next few years, CEO Miles Beale told members at its annual conference – but the wider industry also needs to also take a lead in forming the post-Brexit landscape.

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Dan Jago named WSTA chairman

Dan Jago, chief executive of Berry Bros. & Rudd, has replaced Denis O’Flynn as chairman of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 No Comments »

WSTA announces speakers for next week’s annual conference

The WSTA has announced its line-up of speakers for its conference on the wine industry post-Brexit next week.

Thursday, September 8th, 2016 No Comments »

Lords to quiz trade on 2003 licensing act

The House of Lords Licensing Act 2003 Committee will meet to hear from various members of the trade next week.

Friday, September 2nd, 2016 1 Comment »

WSTA boosts support for UK distillers

The WSTA has voiced its support for a newly established trade body set up to promote the interests of Britain’s growing craft spirits industry.

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 No Comments »

GPs disagree with revised UK alcohol guidelines

The majority of UK GPs disagree with the UK chief medical officer that there is “no safe level of alcohol consumption”, according to an independent survey.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 No Comments »

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