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UK: Retailers back responsible drinking initiative

21 Jul 2008

More than 12,000 outlets of major retailers are to take part in a point of sale campaign called ‘Know Your Drinks’.

UK: WSTA appoints outgoing Majestic chief as chairman

18 Jul 2008

The WSTA has appointed Majestic Wine chief executive Tim How as its new chairman.

UK: Consumers not penny-pinching on wine - research

20 May 2008

Cash-strapped consumers in the UK are thinking twice before reducing their spending on wine, according to researched commissioned by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

just-drinks LIWF & Distil 2008 - Diary - 19 May

19 May 2008

Coming up at this year's London International Wine & Spirits Fair…

Spotlight - UK drinks sector falls victim to sin tax strategy

13 Mar 2008

The steep rise in alcohol duties announced in yesterday’s Budget, which the Government says will help to tackle binge drinking, follows the publication of its review of the 2005 Licensing Act last week when the Government reiterated its commitment to 24-hour licensing. Ben Cooper asks whether the two policies represent a consistent approach to tackling excessive consumption or whether the duty hike is an opportunistic attempt to boost much-needed tax revenues through the age-old method – the sin tax.

UK: WSTA appoints communications head

16 Jan 2008

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has appointed its first head of communications.

Spotlight - Wine producers look to break mould in packaging

12 Dec 2007

The wine world – whether consumers or producers – is often characterised as traditional and conservative. But environmental concerns, rising transport and raw material costs and the need to cater for different lifestyle demands have prompted wine companies to embrace new packaging concepts. Catherine Mars of Euromonitor International takes a look at recent innovations.

UK: PM warns drinks industry to up anti-binge drinking presence

21 Nov 2007

The UK Prime Minister has warned the drinks industry to ‘get more involved’ with the issues of under-age and binge-drinking in the country, or face tougher action in the future.

UK: Scotland gets tough on alcohol retailers

5 Sep 2007

The Scottish government has unveiled plans to restrict retailers in the country in how they can merchandise alcohol in their stores.

UK: IWCA teams up with WSTA

2 Jul 2007

The International Wine Clubs Association and the Wine and Spirit Trade Association plan to work together to support 'distance selling' around the world.







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