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Trump, local spirits and the IR role - The Analyst

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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

Europe's drinks companies start engines on CETA 16 Feb 17

Keith Nuthall

Drinks producers in the European Union are looking to quickly exploit the export benefits that are expected from the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada.


CETA deal opens up Canadian-EU drinks trade 15 Feb 17

Keith Nuthall

European wine and spirits organisations have welcomed today’s vote by the European Parliament to authorise the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada.


SWA urges MEPs to support EU-Canada trade deal 14 Feb 17

Lucy Britner

The Scotch Whisky Association has called on Members of the European Parliament to vote in favour of a trade agreement between the European Union and Canada.


Brexit offers growth opp's for UK wine, spirits 27 Jan 17

Lucy Britner

The UK's decision to leave the European Union offers opportunities for the country's wine and spirits categories in markets beyond Europe, the head of the UK's Wine & Spirit Trade Association has forecast.


DISCUS backs new trade deals as Trump exits TPP 24 Jan 17

Andy Morton

The Distilled Spirits Council has urged Donald Trump to secure fresh overseas trade deals as the new US president pulls the country out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.


Ireland faces hard Brexit threat - study 24 Jan 17

Andy Morton

Ireland's alcohol industry faces a "perfect storm" of challenges if the UK fails to negotiate a smooth exit from the European Union, a new report has said.

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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