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Latest Interviews

"There are some bright sides to Brexit" - Interview, Miles Beale, chief executive, UK Wine & Spirit Trade Association - Part II 26 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

In this, the second part of our interview the head of the UK's Wine & Spirit Trade Association, Miles Beale looks beyond the European Union and sees cause for optimism, despite the uncertainty of recent months.


"We're all Brexiteers now" - Interview, Miles Beale, chief executive, UK Wine & Spirit Trade Association - Part I 26 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, just-drinks met with Miles Beale, the head of the UK's Wine & Spirit Trade Association, to discuss all things Brexit. In the first of this two-part interview, Beale looks back at how the country's wine and spirits categories have responded to the referendum vote in June that will see the UK leave the European Union.

Latest News

Grupo Codorníu parent relocates HQ as Catalonia independence calls mount 20 Oct 17

Andy Morton

The holding company of Spanish cava producer Grupo Codorníu Codorniu has moved its headquarters out of Catalonia, amid fears the province could declare independence.


France poised to update soft drinks tax 20 Oct 17

Stuart Todd

French MPs have voted in favour of the introduction of a revised version of the soft drinks tax in the country.


European alcohol industry joins forces to "nail down" Brexit position 18 Oct 17

Andy Morton

UK alcohol trade bodies have joined with their European counterparts to form a united front on Brexit.


UK plastic waste policy needs reform - British Soft Drinks Association president 12 Oct 17

Andy Morton

The president of the British Soft Drinks Association has criticised the UK government's waste policy, saying industry must not be left to "pick up the bill" over plastic littering.


Sugar price fall from EU quota end could help pay UK soft drinks tax - Investec 27 Sep 17

Andy Morton

The end of an EU sugar quota this month could offset the cost for manufacturers of the UK Government's impending tax on sugary drinks, a commodities observer has said.


Spirits category praises Canada-EU trade deal as CETA comes into effect 21 Sep 17

Andy Morton

The spirits industry has hailed the implementation of a new trade deal that eliminates almost all import tariffs between Canada and the EU.

Latest blogs

Small measures required as Philadelphia soda tax adds up 4 Jan 17

Andy Morton

Philadelphia’s soda tax came into force on Sunday, and is reportedly causing a stir in the city's check-out aisles.


Prohibition hangover lingers despite Ontario's shift 18 Dec 15

Andy Morton

This week, consumers in Ontario were able to go into a supermarket and buy beer.

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