Off-Trade

WSTA: blockchain tech could ‘transform’ the UK wine and spirit industry, but government must act now

New 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' technology could transform the UK wine and spirit industry, paving the way for reduced trade friction, a seemless supply chain and more information for consumers, Lord Holmes of Richmond told the WSTA conference - but the government must act now.

Fred Sirieix becomes M&S wine ambassador

Charismatic French maître ‘d Fred Sirieix, best known for the Channel 4 series First Dates, has been named as Marks & Spencer’s official wine ambassador.

UK could see wine ranges shrink as smaller wineries put off by Brexit paperwork

Brexit red tape could put off hundreds of boutique wineries from selling wine in the UK independent trade, the WSTA warned in the opening of its digital conference. 

Poundland launches beer, wine and spirits

UK discount retailer Poundland is hoping to cash in on the remarkable rise in supermarket alcohol sales this year by selling beer wine and spirits.

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