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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

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.


WSTA overhauls website 11 Mar 2014

Andy Morton

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has revamped its website, allowing members to search its database of checklists and guidance for the UK market.


WSTA defends industry "influence" on MUP 8 Jan 2014

Andy Morton

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.


WSTA unveils campaign to end duty rises 18 Dec 2013

James Wilmore

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.


Single malt Scotch sales slow after summer surge 12 Dec 2013

Andy Morton

UK on-trade sales of single malt Scotch whisky have slowed towards the end of this year, new figures have shown.

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