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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

Brexit paperwork offers alcohol smuggling opp's 27 Mar 17

Olly Wehring

The UK’s exit from the European Union could create ideal conditions for alcohol smugglers in the years ahead, the country’s trade body for wine and spirits has warned.


Heineken says logo not political amid ban fears 21 Mar 17

Andy Morton

Heineken has moved to defend its red star logo after reports Hungary's Government wants to ban the image.


Industry welcomes EC's alcohol labelling move 13 Mar 17

Lucy Britner

The drinks industry has hailed a move by the European Commission to allow alcohol companies to propose their own labelling guidelines. 


Drinks industry "disappointed" over UK duty rise 8 Mar 17

Lucy Britner

Trade bodies across the UK drinks industry have expressed frustration over the Government's decision today to increase alcohol duty in line with inflation.


India faces alcohol outlet ban challenge 6 Mar 17

just-drinks.com editorial team

Two Indian states are challenging the pending introduction of a ban on liquor vendors operating near the country's roads.


Heineken hit by Greek compensation claim 24 Feb 17

Olly Wehring

Heineken has vowed to fight a EUR100m (US$105.6m) compensation claim by a Greek brewer that follows the imposition 14 months ago of a near-EUR32m fine related to alleged infringement practices in the country.

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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