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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

WSTA launches Christmas campaign to ‘Save Santa’s Sherry’ and ‘Keep passing the Port’ as sales of fortified wine halved in ten years

Tax on your basket of festive tipples weighs in over 50%

Sparkling wine and champagne sales to hit £2 billion by the end of the festive season

2016 the year of Gin

MPs toast the importance of the wine and spirit trade at WSTA ‘A Taste of Christmas’ reception

LET INDUSTRY LEAD

November

WSTA challenges OBR over “unrealistic” wine consumption forecasts

Parliamentarians unite to support call for cut to wine duty

WSTA meets Brexit minister to discuss how to protect trade and prosper

WSTA Chairman, Dan Jago, sets out his vision for the industry

Holyrood celebrates Scottish gin pioneers

October

The wine and spirits industry is the toast of the treasury after bringing a boost to British economy

First wine drinkers now gin lovers are set to take a hit

Wine from the EU could cost Brits and extra 29p per bottle

United Support for Model Trade Agreements at Global Drinks Summit

WSTA Publishes Annual Spirits Report

September

The WSTA is delighted to launch its new English Wine Trail

The WSTA’s Annual Conference 2016 tackled Brexit and beyond

WSTA proposes industry to lead on model free-trade agreements at its Annual Conference

Gin and fizz proving to be just the tonic for the great British pub

August

WSTA comments on guidelines for alcohol consumption

The wine and spirits industry has its heart in the right place – the UK

Former Government Minister, Lord Maude, confirmed as Keynote Speaker

July

WSTA welcomes PMs new Cabinet

June

Wine and Spirits Industry reacts to Brexit vote.

Q90 challenge crowns a cocktail winner for the Queen’s birthday

May

Martini Your Majesty? Q90 cocktail challenge for Queen’s birthday

British Gin Better In

April

English sparkling wine goes up against Champagne and leaves Paris a hero

March

PM INVITES WSTA TO No10 TO DISCUSS EU AND EXPORTS

WINE DEALT A BUDGET BLOW BY INFLATIONARY INCREASE

ENGLISH WINE GET ROUND THE TABLE WITH DEFRA

February

Wine and spirit windfall boosts Treasury by over £200 million

January

HOLIDAY GIN-SPIRATION

WSTA comments on CMO Guidelines

WSTA comments on CMO Guidelines

Twitter @wstauk

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


RT @optawine: £2.16 - the amount of duty per bottle of wine; 72 times the amount paid in France and in Germany consumers pay nothing. Surel…


RT @jogilbert87: Industry calls on Chancellor for duty help @wstauk https://t.co/x52VHJ9YUx https://t.co/mStMAKaes0

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