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Cannabis creeps towards the mainstream

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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

Canada's wine row with Australia rumbles on as disputes panel demand goes unheard 31 Aug 18

Keith Nuthall

Canada is resisting attempts by Australia to set up a WTO disputes panel in the countries' row over perceived wine trading restrictions n the North American country.


Global whisk(e)y summit launches to tackle trade issues 23 Jul 18

Richard Woodard

Eight whisk(e)y trade associations are to hold the first global summit of its kind this week in Kentucky to discuss issues threatening the growth of the industry.


Japan to scrap EU wine tariffs as free-trade agreement signed 19 Jul 18

Andy Morton

Japanese tariffs on European wines are set to disappear by the end of next year after Japan and the EU signed a free-trade agreement.


Bacardi counters Cuba Ron claim on Havana Club 12 Jul 18

Andy Morton

Bacardi has reaffirmed its claim to the rights for Havana Club, after the head of Cuba's rum operations attacked the company's long-standing claim on the brand.


US spirits industry issues warning as China sets tariffs 9 Jul 18

Richard Woodard

China’s introduction of a 25% tariff on US whiskey imports could "put the brakes on an American export success story", US trade association the Distilled Spirits Council has warned


GIs, Irish border prove Brexit pain points for SpiritsEurope 27 Jun 18

Olly Wehring

The trade association for Europe's spirits producers have asked for the UK and the European Union to make "effective progress" on the matters of Geographical Indications and the Irish border in their Brexit talks.

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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