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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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Guy Woodward: Alcohol - the elephant in the cellar

Published:  27 July, 2017

Throughout my time around the wine trade, one fundamental aspect of its make-up has been constantly swept under the carpet. Alcohol. I have seen members of the trade battle addiction issues; engage in drink-driving, embarrass themselves through over-indulgence. And that’s before one turns to the damage wreaked in wider society. Yet never have I heard the topic discussed at any length or in any depth; we’d sooner spend hours debating terroir and tartaric acid.

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WSTA's Miles Beale: No-deal Brexit "unacceptable"

Published:  19 June, 2017

The WSTA has responded to concerns around May’s promise of a "no deal" Brexit, warning it could leave the UK on a “cliff-edge”.

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Breaking down the Brexit unknowns

Published:  14 June, 2017

With change the only certainty of Brexit, the trade needs to prepare for likely eventualities and present a united front. 

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Spirit revenues top beer for the first time

Published:  05 June, 2017

Sales of spirits brought more money to the Treasury than beer for the first time ever, according to the latest HMRC figures released this morning.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: What are we voting about on June 8th?

Published:  30 May, 2017

When we wake up on June 9th we will have a new parliament and a new Government, probably one that will last for the next five years.

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Ex-Sopexa UK & Ireland boss Anne Burchett launches new marketing venture

Published:  26 May, 2017

Anne Burchett, a well know figure in the UK wine trade and former managing director of Sopexa UK and Ireland, has launched herself back into the trade with the founding of Burchett Wine & Food Marketing.

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LWF Day One: The big Brexit debate

Published:  22 May, 2017

Breaking down the cloud of uncertainty brought about by Brexit into manageable bite-sized pieces was the objective of panelists at this afternoon’s London Wine Fair industry briefing.

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Brexit panel debate set for LWF

Published:  09 May, 2017

Brexit and its impact on wine industry’s the flow of trade will take centre stage at this months’ London Wine Fair (LWF).

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WSTA outlines industry requirements in General Election manifesto

Published:  08 May, 2017

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) this morning laid out its five key asks of the next government ahead of the upcoming General Election on 8th June.  

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