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.
19 July 2012
A ban on alcohol advertising in France has had "no significant" impact on harm, a trade body has said.
9 July 2012
The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has appointed Gavin Partington as its new director general.
22 June 2012
The Wine and Spirirt Trade Association's new chief executive, Miles Beale, has officially started in the role this week.
13 June 2012
UK consumers’ tastes for premium products is growing as a report has revealed that sales of higher-priced wine in the country leapt by 32% in the off-trade in the year to the end of April.
31 May 2012
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has admitted a reported rise in UK alcohol-related deaths is “concerning”, but welcomed a review of how hospital admissions involving drink are calculated.
29 May 2012
Presented earlier this month at the London International Wine Fair, here, for just-drinks members, is May's management briefing, just-drinks' State of the UK Nation 2012 survey. Here's part one of four.
29 May 2012
Presented earlier this month at the London International Wine Fair, this month's management briefing for just-drinks members, is our State of the UK Nation 2012 survey. Part one can be found here, while part two continues with the survey's questions.
29 May 2012
Presented earlier this month at the London International Wine Fair, this month's management briefing for just-drinks members, is our State of the UK Nation 2012 survey. Part two can be found here, while part three continues with the survey's questions.
29 May 2012
Presented earlier this month at the London International Wine Fair, this month's management briefing for just-drinks members is our State of the Nation 2012 survey of the wine trade in the UK. Part three can be found here, while this, the final part, looks at the results of the final set of questions.
21 May 2012
More wine drinkers in the UK are choosing a brand they know or like, ahead of a bottle on special offer, according to a new survey.
20 March 2012
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has appointed a new chief executive, from the public sector, to start in June.