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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

Gin is just the tonic for British business

British pubs are put at risk by Chancellor’s plan to penalise alcohol

English wine makers gulp at the UK’s excessively high wine duty

September

Brexit causes wine prices to rise - now Chancellor wants to heap MORE pain on consumer

WSTA believes firmly that a ‘no deal’ Brexit would not be acceptable

Gin breaks £2 billion mark – doubling in value in 5 years

A Fair Freeze For All

August

WSTA Announce Keynote Speakers for Annual Conference

British Gin exports show record high for half year sales

July

Heatwave is good news for UK vineyards

British gin predicts a win for England over Sweden

June

Wine and spirit duty freeze brings windfall for Treasury

Jumping Junipers, if Doomsday Brexit is on the horizon the gin could run dry!

Gin proves it’s still a sparkling success on World Gin Day

Scotland celebrates the success of the gin boom

May

WSTA crackdown on fake booze

WSTA Brexit debate ~ a year on and a year out ~ at the London Wine Fair

WSTA celebrate success of Welsh wine and spirits industry with Welsh Assembly event

April

The world’s most valuable liquor maker signs agreement of collaboration with WSTA

2017 was a record breaking year for UK wine releases

March

WSTA flies the flag in Hong Kong

Mother’s Day gin sales expected to soar following a record breaking Christmas

February

WSTA wins European award for Annual Conference

Sparkling wine sales continue to fizz as Brits break another sales record

Boris hears first-hand what UK wine industry needs from Brexit

British Gin breaks £500m export barrier

European wine and spirit trade unite to go head to head with Barnier’s Brexit Taskforce

January

Wine and spirit industry sets out why government must make free trade with Australia and New Zealand a priority

Gin boom sparks surge in distillery openings in 2017

WSTA shortlisted for two European awards

Ho Ho Ho, and a bottle of rum!

Prosecco boom helps Italian wine become the best seller in UK pubs

Twitter @wstauk

Gin boom to be affected by tax increase. Show you are backing British business and supporting the pub… https://t.co/SaVb6twt3a


RT @KingslandDrinks: The WSTA are calling on Philip Hammond to echo his actions from the November Budget and freeze alcohol duty to support…


British gin industry call for freeze at next Budget - FDI magazine https://t.co/Nm11PGdpmq

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