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Has industry gained a greater say on Brexit?

Predictions that last week's UK General Election would be all about Brexit turned out to be inaccurate, but it is without doubt the issue do...

The soft drinks opportunity from a hard Brexit

It's coming up to a year since the UK shocked itself - and Europe - by voting to leave the European Union. Article 50 has now been triggered...

Pernod's mood darkens over India - Analysis

If it's not one thing then it's another. Such is the way of the global drinks market....

How will India's road liquor ban affect alcohol?

The Indian drinks industry was described as "shocked". And, certainly, the decision by the Supreme Court last Friday to uphold a ban on liqu...

Latest Interviews

The Fallout from Brexit - Interview, UK WSTA 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.


The Fallout from Brexit - Interview, UK WSTA - 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

Heineken loses appeal against abuse of position in 6 Jul 17

Olly Wehring

Heineken has lost its appeal in Greece against a fine for "abusing its dominant position" in the country’s market, although the amount of the fine has been reduced.


EU-Japan free trade deal set to boost wine exports 6 Jul 17

Lucy Britner

Wine producers from the European Union are set to see import tariffs into Japan disappear as the EU and Japan move closer to a free trade agreement.


Euro wine, spirits sectors hit by trade barriers 29 Jun 17

Liz Newmark

The wine and spirits categories were the subjects of more new foreign trade barriers to EU exports during 2016 than any other sector, according to a report from the European Commission.


Heaven Hill handed legal defeat by Diageo 20 Jun 17

Olly Wehring

Heaven Hill Distilleries has lost its legal fight with Diageo in Canada over similarities between the packaging of its Admiral Nelson's spice rum brand and Diageo's Captain Morgan.


Brexit no-deal "totally unacceptable" - WSTA 19 Jun 17

Olly Wehring

As the UK and the European Union kick off formal exit negotiations, the UK’s Wine & Spirit Trade Association has called for the country’s Government to do all it can to avoid a ‘no deal’ outcome.


Rioja sparkling wine gets go-ahead 14 Jun 17

Lucy Britner

The control board for Spain's Rioja wine region has approved the production of sparkling wine using the term Rioja.

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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