Following the recent announcement that Bacardi has been stockpiling goods, one logistics expert suggested all drinks brands should review its supply chains.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association is calling for clarity from the UK government on its post no deal tariff plans, warning that any no deal Brexit will see wine prices hit an all-time high.

The director general of trade body Spiritseurope has called for an urgent resolution to the outstanding issues in the Brexit negotiations before the European Council Summit this week.

British pub company JD Wetherspoon is to offer more drinks from UK and non-EU producers and brewers across its 880 pubs from July 9 ahead of Brexit.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) is hosting a ‘Brexit debate’ at this year’s London Wine Fair.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association says it has joined up with trade bodies from across Europe to agree a ground breaking Brexit position paper.

The WSTA wants ‘the right’ Brexit deal with the EU to ensure trade is uninterrupted now that wine is the UK’s sixth most exported food and drink product.

The chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, Miles Beale has warned that ministers in the UK parliament need to set aside differences and produce a clear plan for Brexit or trade will suffer.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s latest market report has revealed the average price of a bottle of wine has risen more in the last 12 weeks than it had in the last two years.

Scottish politician Calum Kerr has highlighted the impact that Brexit could have on Scotland’s flourishing food and drinks sector.

Scotch whisky exports increased by 4% in 2016 with the value of single malts exceeding 31bn for the first time according to the Scotch Whisky Association.

WSTA chief executive officer Miles Beale believes the UK can use Brexit to boost spirit export numbers after 45 new distilleries emerged in 2016.

A UK politician believes that the British government must support ‘frictionless trade’ with the EU following Brexit to save 270,000 jobs in the UK wine industry.

VINEXPO will address the key Brexit issues facing the wine and spirits industry at its 2017 wine show in France on June 20.

The WSTA has warned that Brexit talks must achieve “frictionless borders” to avoid alcohol smugglers at ports.

WSTA tackles Brexit minister

10 November, 2016

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association says it met Brexit minister David Jones last week to discuss how the industry can best protect trade and prosper when the UK leaves the EU.

The Food and Drink Federation has called on the new UK Prime Minister Theresa May to safeguard the interests of Britain’s food and drink manufacturers’ in negotiations to leave the European Union.

The Scotch Whisky Association calls for unity as the UK electorate votes to leave the European Union

Leaving the EU would lead to a more uncertain trading environment, loss of access to the single market and the absence of a UK voice at the table to shape EU regulation by which the industry would still be bound, according to the WSTA chief executive. 

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