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The WSTA welcomes media enquiries on all industry issues. We have statistics on UK wine imports and tax in the Facts and Figures section of our website. Briefings on industry activities and WSTA policies are available via the Policy section of the site.

For all press enquiries please contact Lucy Panton, Director of Communication


October

Wine and Spirit trade bodies from both sides of the channel sign up to a united approach to Brexit

UK’s punitive wine and spirit duty rates are turn off for trade

WSTA celebrates successful Fringe events

September

WSTA launches draft Strategic Plan 2017-2022

WSTA Annual Conference - Summary

Triple whammy strikes as price of wine goes up again

Business giants take the stage at WSTA Annual Conference

August

Tom King of Treasury Wine Estates joins the WSTA board

UK Wine exports grow 21% in first half of 2017

WSTA calls for Government to get a grip and produce a clear plan to prevent Brexit chaos

July

Business Giants Take Centre Stage at WSTA Annual Conference

WSTA joins Food and Drink giants at Government roundtable

June

Industry shows united front at Vinexpo Bordeaux as it discusses how to keep trade flowing after Brexit

WSTA urges new government to strike a full negotiated divorce settlement with EU

Cunard luxury liner launches gin on tap as spirit lovers celebrate World Gin Day

Campaign Cocktails for Candidates

Britain affirms its love for gin after spirit duty revenues top beer for the first time

Prosecco remains top of the pops but English sparkling wine is creeping up the charts

Brexit pushes up the price of a bottle of wine to an all-time high – WSTA Market Report reveals

May

WSTA lays out industry requirements in General Election Manifesto

Tamara Roberts Ridgeview CEO adds a bit of sparkle to the WSTA board

April

Hold the salt and lime - quality tequila is on the rise

March

UK and Europe remain united over wine

UK trade will be stopped-dead if goods have to be declared

Budget Reaction – unsurprising surprises

WSTA responds to the Budget 2017

Sparkling wine breaks another sales record

February

British Gin smashes new export record

Don’t punish wine and spirit drinkers with price hikes – WSTA urges Treasury

Add some sparkle to your Valentine’s Day – because next year Prosecco could go up 59p a bottle

English wine tasting delivers MPs a message in a bottle – more support for our world class wine

WSTA calls for the Chancellor to ‘make the cut’ and help save British pubs

January

WSTA calls on Chancellor to cut wine and spirits duty by 2% after PM’s plea to build a stronger economy and empower UK business

Wines from New Zealand and Argentina show the biggest sales growth in 2016

Twitter @wstauk

WSTA unites with trade bodies on both sides of the channel to draw up a Brexit Position Paper. https://t.co/j5xltxyrTu


British consumers already pay a staggering amount of wine & spirit duty. WSTA calls on @PhilipHammondUK for a freeze https://t.co/YOjvX1JXNW


RT @spiritsbusiness: Drinks warns that ‘punitive’ tax hike could cost wine and spirits producers £220 million https://t.co/Ia6FtgUrwQ @wsta…

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