8 January 2014
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has branded as “fundamentally flawed” an investigation from senior doctors that claims the UK government was “subverted” by the drinks industry over a U-turn on minimum pricing.
18 December 2013
The Wine & Spirit Trade Association has officially launched its campaign to persuade the UK Government to end automatic duty increases in next year's Budget.
12 December 2013
UK on-trade sales of single malt Scotch whisky have slowed towards the end of this year, new figures have shown.
26 November 2013
Health experts have branded Scotland's ban on multi-buy alcohol promotions “ineffective” after more research showing that the measure has not affected sales.
24 October 2013
Inverarity Morton (IM), a Scottish wines and spirits merchant, has bought Forth Wines for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.
14 October 2013
The size of the illicit market for alcohol in the UK shrunk last year, but remains significant, according to latest Government estimates.
26 September 2013
The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has launched a new campaign demanding a fairer taxation system in the UK and an end to the duty escalator.
6 September 2013
UK on-trade alcohol volumes fell by 6% over the early part of the summer, but wine and spirits bucked the trend, latest figures have revealed.
15 August 2013
The UK Government has vowed to press on with its bid to force the European Union (EU) to change its rules on the definition of wine.
17 July 2013
The UK Coalition Government has officially abandoned plans to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol in England and Wales.
20 June 2013
RTD sales and volumes in the UK off-trade have dropped in the past quarter as prices continue to rise, according to latest Nielsen figures.
1 May 2013
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.
17 April 2013
The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has said it is continuing to assess its legal options in light of the UK Government's singling out of beer in last month's Budget.
4 April 2013
Australia's cidermakers and spirits producers have locked horns over alcohol tax ahead of next month's Budget, according to local reports.
21 March 2013
George Osborne must think he can walk into any pub in the UK today and be treated to a free pint.
20 March 2013
The Wine & Spirit Trade Association has hit out at the UK Government's decision to scrap the duty escalator for beer and has claimed that the move may not be legal.
18 March 2013
Sparkling wine was the only alcohol category in the UK off-trade to see volume rises in the past 12 months, according to latest figures.
7 March 2013
UK drinks producers are facing “serious confusion” over new European Union rules affecting the classification of ready-to-drink products, according to a trade group in the country.
11 February 2013
The Wine & Spirit Trade Association has urged the UK Government to reconsider its ban on below-cost sales as an alternative to minimum pricing.
11 February 2013
The head of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association has admitted that the UK Government's duty escalator is likely to remain in place for the next two years, despite lobbying efforts by the industry.
8 February 2013
The UK Government is reviving a TV advertising campaign urging people to lower their alcohol intake.
1 February 2013
The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:
28 January 2013
A new UK industry campaign has been launched aiming to highlight "unfair" minimum pricing and galvanise public opposition to the measure.
20 December 2012
Plans to restict online alcohol sales in Scotland have been branded “unenforceable”.
5 December 2012
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has warned against further regulatory pressure on the industry after its latest survey showed UK off-trade volumes fell this year.
21 November 2012
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has criticised a new report on youth drinking, saying it fails to acknowledge a rising abstention rate among UK adolescents.
20 September 2012
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 the biggest mess to deal with.
13 September 2012
Gin has bucked a decline in overall UK alcohol sales in the last year to post a 2% rise in volumes and 8% value increase, a new report has revealed.
23 August 2012
The Wine & Spirit Trade Association in the UK has recruited Sir Howard Davies to make the keynote address at its annual conference next month.
9 August 2012
The UK's proof-of-age scheme, PASS, has appointed four new members to its board as it continues to help crack down on under-age sales.