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Brexit causes wine prices to rise

Published:  27 September, 2018

The average price of a bottle of wine has risen by almost 30p since the UK vote to leave the European Union (EU), according to new research.

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No deal Brexit “not acceptable” for drinks trade

Published:  19 September, 2018

Brexit is the “most significant” short-term challenge facing the wine sector, Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) told delegates at its conference yesterday (18 September).

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WSTA reveals keynote annual conference speakers

Published:  28 August, 2018

The WSTA has announced two keynote speakers in advance of its annual conference.

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WSTA turns spotlight on English and Welsh whisky with new ‘trail’

Published:  27 August, 2018

The WSTA has launched an English and Welsh whisky trail to further boost growth of a sector that lay dormant for than a century.

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Wine and spirits bring £67m boost to Treasury coffers

Published:  14 June, 2018

The freeze on alcohol duty at last November’s Budget has given the Treasury a £67 million boost in just four months.

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Britain facing ‘gin drought’ if no Brexit deal is found

Published:  12 June, 2018

British distillers are warning of a potential ‘gin drought’ if negotiators fail to reach a deal with the EU before the UK’s Brexit deadline next March.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond labelled “scrooge”

Published:  21 November, 2017

Philip Hammond is being labelled a “scrooge” after it was revealed he will be one of the worst Chancellors to tax the wine and spirit sector if he pursues the planned increase in the Budget tomorrow (Wednesday, 22 November).

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Spanish give English Albariño wine the thumbs up

Published:  20 November, 2017

Chapel Down Winery in Kent is the only UK vineyard to make a wine from 100% Albariño – a grape associated with Galicia in northwest Spain.

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The WSTA guide – what you need to know and what you need to question about the forthcoming budget

Published:  15 November, 2017

Budget speak explained by the WSTA

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Brexit-focused WSTA Conference delivers greater clarity - on extent of uncertainty

Published:  13 September, 2017

The WSTA’s Miles Beale called on the government for “more active partnership, more communication and to get more done” at its annual conference in London on Tuesday, which delivered insights into the complexity of Brexit, along with the gulf of uncertainty that still exists for the UK drinks trade.

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WSTA urges Government clarity to prevent Brexit chaos for businesses

Published:  03 August, 2017

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s chief executive Miles Beale has flagged up the “deep seated” concerns of drinks industry leaders over the Government’s apparent lack of clear strategy over Brexit.

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WSTA's Miles Beale on the Budget: Unsurprising surprises

Published:  13 March, 2017

What was surprising about the result of the Budget this year was that it that it did not contain any surprises.

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Miles Beale: The wine and spirits industry has its heart in the right place - the UK

Published:  08 August, 2016

Miles Beale, the chief executive of the Wine and Spirits Trade Association, reminds us while opportunities and challenges lay ahead following the Brexit vote "this is not a time for knee-jerk reactions", but "it is also not a time to be left standing still either."

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Miles Beale: whatever the result thank you for supporting Drop the Duty campaign

Published:  13 March, 2015

In the final countdown to next week's Budget, Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association thanks Harpers readers for their support in rallying to the 'Drop the Duty!' cause. 

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'Drop the Duty!': whatever the result, thank you for getting involved!

Published:  13 March, 2015

In the final countdown to next week's Budget, Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association thanks Harpers readers for their support in rallying to the 'Drop the Duty!' cause. 

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