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News |  Wine

New report warns red tape on EU wine imports will cause ‘chaos and price hikes’

A new report from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Wine and Spirits (APPG) warned that the government’s new red tape requirements on imported EU wine after Brexit will push wine prices up for consumers and ‘cause chaos for the wine industry’.

News |  People & Places

WSTA launches interactive wine and spirit map

The map shows some of Britain's best distilleries and vineyards and comes in response to the growing number of 'staycationers' during Covid-19.

News |  Wine

WSTA’s calls to remove VI-1 for imported EU wine debated in House of Lords

The proposed amendment to the Agriculture Bill would reduce the burden of wine import documentation that could come into force due to Brexit on 1 January 2021.

News |  Wine

Current Brexit scenario ‘disastrous’ for the UK fine wine sector, says WSTA

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has warned today that the current Brexit scenario would be ‘disastrous’ for the UK fine wine sector.

News |  Wine

Government is misleading consumers over Brexit wine costs, WSTA says

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) says claims that that EU wine importation costs would be nil or negligible are ‘astonishing’.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

UK gin sales hit a record high in 2019

Ahead of World Gin Day this Saturday (13 June), new figures show Brits bought 83 million bottles of gin last year worth over £2.6bn (Nielsen, Jan to Dec 2019).

News |  Wine

WSTA urges government to secure a post-Brexit future for the drinks trade

The WSTA wrote a letter to chancellor Michael Gove MP outlining the trade body’s asks and priorities to secure a future for the UK’s wine and spirit trade post-Brexit.

News |  Wine

10,000 pubs still aren’t getting any government support

Despite the new ‘Bounce Back Loan’ scheme announced yesterday, there are still huge gaps in support for pubs, say trade bodies.

Podcasts

SipAdvisor: Listen to our first Imbibe podcast

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our new monthly podcast and our first episode features all-star line-up: the Artesian’s Anna Sebastian; sommelier Jan Konetzki; beer writer Pete Brown; Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby, and ciderologist Gabe Cook.

SipAdvisor special: Natural wine podcast

Following the announcement earlier this year that ‘natural wine’ has been legally recognised in France as Vin méthode nature, our first  podcast special edition is entirely dedicated to the subject.

SipAdvisor: Episode 2

In the second episode of our podcast, we look at what re-opening might look like for the UK’s pubs bars and restaurants – including an interview with on-trade marketing legend Mark McCullough about the 100 Day Playbook, a muse on PPE for hospitality staff, all accompanied by a glass of English fizz for English Wine Week.

SipAdvisor: How to tackle no shows

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this third episode, we remember some of the venues that have had to close during the Covid-19 crisis before taking a closer look at the problem of no shows

News |  Wine

Government is misleading consumers over Brexit wine costs, WSTA says

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) says claims that that EU wine importation costs would be nil or negligible are ‘astonishing’.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

UK gin sales hit a record high in 2019

Ahead of World Gin Day this Saturday (13 June), new figures show Brits bought 83 million bottles of gin last year worth over £2.6bn (Nielsen, Jan to Dec 2019).

News |  Wine

WSTA urges government to secure a post-Brexit future for the drinks trade

The WSTA wrote a letter to chancellor Michael Gove MP outlining the trade body’s asks and priorities to secure a future for the UK’s wine and spirit trade post-Brexit.

News |  Wine

10,000 pubs still aren’t getting any government support

Despite the new ‘Bounce Back Loan’ scheme announced yesterday, there are still huge gaps in support for pubs, say trade bodies.

News |  Wine

British drinks companies call for temporary alcohol duty suspension

The move, says the WSTA, would be crucial to help businesses survive the covid-19 crisis.

News |  Wine

WSTA releases guide to 'getting the best out of Brexit’

The WSTA has issued 'the trade’s most extensive Brexit guide for business and government'.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Rum's growth shows no signs of slowing, says WSTA

Rum is on a roll, according to the latest figures released by the the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA)

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Pink gin sales to spike this Valentine's Day, says WSTA

If you’re planning on selling many a pink drink on Valentine’s Day, you’re not alone.

News |  Wine

British drinks companies call for temporary alcohol duty suspension

The move, says the WSTA, would be crucial to help businesses survive the covid-19 crisis.

News |  Wine

WSTA releases guide to 'getting the best out of Brexit’

The WSTA has issued 'the trade’s most extensive Brexit guide for business and government'.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Rum's growth shows no signs of slowing, says WSTA

Rum is on a roll, according to the latest figures released by the the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA)

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Pink gin sales to spike this Valentine's Day, says WSTA

If you’re planning on selling many a pink drink on Valentine’s Day, you’re not alone.