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UK: Wine industry must shape up on environment - Direct Wines chief

17 Sep 2009

The wine industry must do more to improve its environmental credentials before it is forced to by authorities, the head of UK-based Direct Wines has warned.

Focus - Alcohol advertising safe in Tory hands

17 Sep 2009

The call last week by the British Medical Association (BMA) for an outright ban on alcohol advertising appeared to have little support in political circles or the media. Most crucially for the industry, it was rejected out of hand by the Conservative Party. With the Tories a racing certainty to take power in the next General Election, Ben Cooper casts an eye over Conservative thinking on alcohol policy.

UK: Alcohol debate becoming polarised - trade chief

16 Sep 2009

Campaign groups seeking ever greater extremes are distorting the debate over how to tackle excess drinking in the UK, the head of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association has warned.

UK: Scotland tightens alcohol sales rules

1 Sep 2009

Tougher alcohol licensing laws have come into force in Scotland this week, as part of the ruling National Party's strategy to combat excess drinking and alcohol-related harm.

UK: WSTA to hold low alcohol wines forum

18 Aug 2009

A forum on the market prospects for low alcohol wine is to be held for retailers and producers by the Wine & Spirit Trade Association in the UK.

UK: WSTA slams mandatory alcohol code

13 Aug 2009

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has come out against the Government's planned mandatory code of practice for alcohol retailers.

UK: WSTA in legal battle to recoup funds

13 Aug 2009

The Wine & Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) has taken legal action to recover missing funds from its 2008 financial accounts.

UK: Retail of Alcohol Standards Group appoints consultant

28 Jul 2009

The Retail of Alcohol Standards Group (RASG) has appointed a consultant to develop the work of Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAPs) in tackling underage alcohol purchase and possession in the UK.

UK: Consumers lose taste for red wine - WSTA survey

10 Jul 2009

UK wine drinkers are consuming less red and more white and rosé wines, according to new research.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

15 May 2009

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

UK: Wine preferred alcoholic drink - survey

11 May 2009

Wine is the preferred alcoholic drink for consumers in the UK, according to a survey by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

UK: More women in UK drinking heavily - research

6 May 2009

The number of women regularly drinking more than twice the Government's recommended maximum for alcohol has doubled in the last decade, but drinking has fallen among 16-24-year-olds, according to new research.

UK: Pernod Ricard bucks job cut trend

20 Mar 2009

Pernod Ricard UK has said that it has no plans to follow wine giants Constellation and E&J Gallo in cutting jobs in the UK.

UK: Consumers cutting spend on wine - research

13 Mar 2009

Consumers in the UK are cutting their spend on wine as one of the worst recessions for decades tightens household purse strings, new research shows.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

27 Feb 2009

See the top stories published on just-drinks this week.

UK: EU agrees wine allergen labelling extension

26 Feb 2009

The European Commission has agreed to extend the deadline for mandatory labelling of allergens in wines until the end of 2010, a UK drinks association has said.

UK: WSTA fires sales, jobs warning to wine trade

24 Feb 2009

A cocktail of higher taxes and recession is damaging wine sector growth in the UK and is threatening more job losses across the industry, figures from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) show.

UK: Under 15’s should never be given alcohol - Government

29 Jan 2009

Children aged under 15 should never be given alcohol, the UK’s chief medical officer said today (29 January).

UK: Government to release alcohol guidelines for kids

26 Jan 2009

The UK Department of Health will this Thursday issue a series of new guidelines for parents on the risks for young people who drink alcohol.

UK: WSTA reaches Southern hemisphere labelling agreement

15 Dec 2008

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has reached an agreement with drinks regulators that will ensure Southern hemisphere wine producers won’t be at a disadvantage when allergen labelling is implemented.

UK: Duty increase climbdown benefits spirits only

27 Nov 2008

A U-turn by the UK government on this week's alcohol duty increase has split the spirits and wine industries in the country.

UK: MPs call for minimum alcoholic drinks prices, promotions ban

10 Nov 2008

Minimum prices for alcohol, an end to promotions in bars and a new mandatory code of practice are three main pillars of a new Parliamentary report examining alcohol-related harm in the UK.

EU: Rules relaxed on low alcohol wines

7 Nov 2008

Experimental techniques used to reduce alcohol content in wines have been cleared by the EU.

UK: Consumers cutting back on wine spending - research

31 Oct 2008

UK consumers are reigning in their spending on wine, according to a survey from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

just the round-up - The week in drinks

24 Oct 2008

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

UK: Alcohol-only checkouts a bad idea - WSTA

22 Oct 2008

Introducing alcohol-only checkouts in UK retailers will not help to tackle drinking abuse, says the industry.

UK: Drinks industry seeks regulation compromise

14 Oct 2008

Alcoholic drinks associations in the UK have proposed a new regulatory approach on promotions, following a government consultation on reducing alcohol-related harm.

UK: Lib Dem leader calls for minimum alcohol prices

29 Sep 2008

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has rejected calls by Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg for the introduction of minimum pricing of alcohol.

UK: Rose wine sales still strong - research

27 Aug 2008

Rosé wine has continued to establish its place in UK wine drinking culture, despite poor summer weather, according to new research.

just the answer – UK Wine and Spirit Trade Association

29 Jul 2008

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.

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