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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


August

Gin boom shows no signs of slowing down as total value of the category hits £3 billion

July

WSTA publishes the definitive guide to getting the best out of Brexit

WSTA broadens its base with two new Board members

June

WSTA appoints new Chairman

British Ambassadors call for more brand Britain wine and spirits at overseas events

English and Welsh whisky is flying off the shelves ahead of Father’s Day

May

WSTA debate ~ Brexit and Beyond ~ at the London Wine Fair

WSTA calls on Michael Gove to resist including glass in a deposit return scheme to prevent more polluting plastic being used in packaging

WSTA appoints a new Board member

Scottish Government announce Deposit Return Scheme for glass

April

Sales of rum continue to rise

WSTA toasts the sparkling success of English wine on St George’s Day

World’s top wine experts ‘blown away’ by English wine and British gin

March

Mother’s ruin has proven itself to be Mother’s favourite

February

UK wine inspectors will be left drowning in paperwork if Britain crashes out of the EU

WSTA welcomes Government consultation on UK recycling

Pink drinks are on the up

British Gin boosted by exports

Chancellor’s unpopular wine tax kicks in today

January

England boasts more distilleries than Scotland for the first time

WSTA calls for temporary suspension on wine tariffs to prevent prices rocketing in the event of a No Deal Brexit

Liqueur sales surge in Britain’s shops and supermarkets

Fizz sales hit a record high in 2018

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