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Budget: Has George Osborne Avoided a Hangover?

George Osborne must think he can walk into any pub in the UK today and be treated to a free pint....

Comment - Minimum Pricing: We've Only Just Begun

The debate around minimum pricing in the UK is starting to feel more than ever like a can of worms. I'm not quite sure, however, who has got...

Latest Interviews

Interview - TWE's EMEA & GTR MD 1 May 2013

James Wilmore

After nearly 20 years of working in the beer and spirits categories, Andrew Carter pitched up at Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) last year charged with leading the group's Europe, Middle East and Asia region. Travel Retail also falls under his remit. So, how's he finding the challenge? just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, caught up with him at ProWein in late-March.


just the answer – The WSTA 29 Jul 2008

just-drinks.com editorial team

Last week, the UK government published a consultation document which many believe to be the prelude to tighter legislation on alcoholic drinks. In this month’s Just the Answer interview, Jeremy Beadles, chief executive of the UK’s Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA), takes the opportunity to put the industry’s case for the retention of self-regulatory control, and suggests the Government is basing its position on flawed analysis.

Latest News

Off-trade price rises slow in UK - figures 27 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

Price increases in the UK off-trade have slowed in the past year, with the cost of beer declining, according to recent figures.


UK lawmakers urge EU alcohol tax shake-up 6 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

A group of UK lawmakers have called for reforms to the European Union's alcohol tax regime after branding the current system “illogical”.


Sparkling wine sales still shining in UK - figures 22 Dec 2014

James Wilmore

Sparkling wine continues to be the star performer in the UK off- and on-trade in 2014, while the flavoured vodka category has endured mixed fortunes, according to latest figures.


WSTA hits back over minimum pricing report 2 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

The Wine and Spirits Trade Association has dismissed fresh calls for minimum unit pricing (MUP) in the UK after a new report claimed a floor price would be far more effective than the Government's current policy.


Flavoured rum sales race in UK off-trade 16 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

Flavoured and spiced rums saw impressive growth in the UK off-trade over the early summer, while imported whiskies also performed strongly, latest figures show.

Company research

Global Wine Market: News and Events December 2013

Global Wine Market: News and Events December 2013

The report provides a review of the latest news and key events in the global wine market during December 2013. Summary Using this report, marketers will effectively gain an insight into the latest ha...

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Global Wine Market: News and Events March 2014

Global Wine Market: News and Events March 2014

Synopsis The report provides a review of the latest news and key events in the global wine market during March 2014. Summary Using this report, marketers will effectively gain an insight into the lat...

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Online Beer, Wine and Spirits (BWS) Retail Trends Q3 2013

Online Beer, Wine and Spirits (BWS) Retail Trends Q3 2013

New, unique analysis of the online sales of beer, wines and spirits (“BWS”) in the UK market, based on actual ePOS data from 11 leading online retailers. No modelling, no guesswork....

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