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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

Alcohol consumption plunges in Scotland as MUP takes hold - study 19 Jun 19

Andy Morton

Alcohol consumption, based on sales, hit record lows in Scotland last year after the introduction of minimum unit pricing, according to a report.

Scotch Whisky Association opens door to Tequila-cask Scotch as production rules relaxed 18 Jun 19

Andy Morton

Scotch distillers could be allowed to mature whisky in Tequila and other casks under new rules that loosen restrictions on how the spirit is produced.

SpiritsEurope commits to calorie counts on EU labels 5 Jun 19

Thandie Sibanda

The European spirits industry has pledged to provide full calorie information on bottle labels across the European Union.

US trade welcomes whiskey tariff repeal in Canada, Mexico 20 May 19

Lucy Britner

The trade association for spirits producers in the US has hailed an agreement with Canada and Mexico that will result in the "prompt repeal" of retaliatory tariffs on American whiskey exports to the two markets.

Anheuser-Busch InBev hit with US$225m fine over trade restriction practices in Europe 13 May 19

Olly Wehring

The European Commission has handed down a EUR200.4m (US$225.1m) fine to Anheuser-Busch InBev after the brewer was found to have introduced practices restricting imports of its Jupiler beer brand from the Netherlands to its home market of Belgium.

Distilled Spirits Council takes aim at latest New York alcohol ad ban 1 May 19

Andy Morton

The US spirits industry has hit back at New York mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to ban ads on city property, including bus shelters and phone booths.

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