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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


December

Industry removes 1.3 billion units of alcohol from the market two years ahead of schedule

Pubs and restaurants in need of some Christmas cheer

UK distillers and wine industry launch ‘Drop the Duty!’ campaign calling for a 2% cut in duty

November

Drinks companies achieve voluntary alcohol labelling target

October

Wine and spirit industry thanks Chancellor for boosting jobs and growth

UK’s unfair alcohol tax highlighted as PM attends EU Council

WSTA Spirits Committee Elects New Chair

September

Champagne sales rise as economy picks up

Denis O’Flynn elected as the next WSTA Chairman

Panel to discuss the importance of engaging consumers through innovation

Sir John Hegarty to give keynote address at WSTA Annual Conference

July

WSTA Annual Conference to focus on ‘new opportunities in traditional industries’

Rate of underage drinking falls to lowest level since records began

Industry standards group appoints new Chair

Drinks industry raises the standard on alcohol retailing

June

Mixed trading period for wine and spirit sector

“Rising to the Challenge” a report into the application and impact of Challenge 25

Call Time on Duty campaign recognised

May

WSTA launches new jobs board

March

WSTA Market Report: Budget relief a welcome tonic for wine and spirit sector

Decision to retain personal alcohol licences welcomed

Revised glass recycling business targets

WSTA welcomes the Chancellor's decision to scrap the alcohol duty escalator

Pubs increasingly reliant on wine and spirits sales

February

Budget countdown – WSTA issues open letter to the trade

Focus on partnership working in local alcohol action areas welcomed

Chancellor urged to unlock billion pound boost

January

England fans to be penalised before Six Nations kick off

Call Time On Duty campaign makes its case to Parliamentarians

Twitter @wstauk

WSTA calls for Chancellor to prove he’s not a Scrooge this Xmas and scrap plans to raise wine and spirit duty for a… https://t.co/oI86f7Tlc9


With festive season preparations underway Brits will be amazed to discover how much of their till bill goes on tax… https://t.co/YVS0EbQF6X


RT @optawine: It's budget week, here's a quick guide on what to expect https://t.co/awCDkBEysc @WSTA_Miles @wstauk

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