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Wine trade: regulations. Introduction Aimed at growers and winemakers, wholesalers and retailers, importers and exporters, this guide explains EU and UK legislation that affects wine trade businesses.

Wine trade: regulations

Rules apply to quality standards for different types of wine, their labelling, record keeping, and the necessary documentation for moving wine, registering growers, licences for winemakers, retailers and wholesalers, as well as the requirement for traders to ensure that documentation accompanying wine is correct. In this guide you will be able to find out about the UK agencies that are responsible for registration and licences, wine certification, inspection and enforcement of the rules. If you need to find out more, there are contact details and links to the websites of key wine trade associations and other key organisations. Import alcohol into the UK. Overview There are a number of ways you can import alcohol or alcoholic drinks into the UK.

Import alcohol into the UK

The right method for you will depend on: Etat du marché du vin UK. UK becomes a nation of wine drinkers. Details New polling shows that wine is now the most popular alcoholic drink for UK adults, across all ages and regions in the countryTwo thirds of British consumers believe that alcohol is taxed too highlyLeading wine expert Matthew Jukes and Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, comment on the changing trends Wine drinking is no longer just for connoisseurs, with new polling commissioned by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) showing it is now the favoured alcoholic drink for 60% of UK adults, compared to all other alcohol products.

UK becomes a nation of wine drinkers

Over half (60%) of UK adults, including the majority in each age group and across all regions of the UK, now choose wine over other alcoholic drinks, amounting to over 30 million regular wine consumers across the country. Wine in the UK. Boissons alcoolisées dans le Royaume-Uni. New Report Guarantee If you purchase a report that is updated in the next 60 days, we will send you the new edition and data extract FREE!

Boissons alcoolisées dans le Royaume-Uni

Alcohol consumption continues to fall Volume sales of alcoholic drinks continued to fall in 2015, which confirms the long-term trend of falling alcoholic drinks consumption in the UK. Value sales on the other hand continued to grow in 2015. Industrie de l'alcool au UK. Wine Production in the UK Market Research. Industry Analysis & Industry Trends Although wine has been produced in the United Kingdom since the Roman conquest, wine production in modern times had, until recently, been little more than a hobby.

Wine Production in the UK Market Research

During the past decade, however, the amount of land dedicated to vine growing has risen by 148%, according to research by the University of East Anglia, while the attainment of a number of major international awards has brought the world's attention to English wine. Wine is mostly produced in the South and South East of England and is predominantly sparkling. Over the past five years, the industry has grown robustly, underpinned by rising domestic and international interest in English wine. 2013WSTAMarketOverview. LWFOverview2015. Wine in the United Kingdom. New Report Guarantee If you purchase a report that is updated in the next 60 days, we will send you the new edition and data extract FREE!

Wine in the United Kingdom

Discounters entered wine in full force, which has ultimately forced the major multiples to rethink the way wine is displayed in shopping aisles. Decent quality wine in Aldi and Lidl means players such as Tesco and Waitrose need to push consumers to trade up. Marché du vin UK. Polarisation of premium and discount markets continues to be one of the key trends affecting the UK wine industry.

Marché du vin UK

According to data from the IWSR, changing consumer behaviours driven by the growth of the discounters and the success in the premium category will continue to have a major impact on the multiples and other areas of the industry over the next few years. The IWSR data was presented by Sophia Shaw-Brown at the final industry briefing of the London Wine Fair 2016, which showed the trends currently affecting the UK. In terms of the off-trade, Shaw-Brown said: “Consumers are much more willing to spend on quality experiences while discounters are drawing customers from the multiples.

Consumers continue to seek a connection with what they are spending their money on. UK retail market for wine in 2015: the facts. The UK retail market for still wine is stabilising As the figures over the following pages highlight, UK retail sales for still wine have fallen over the 12 month period to the end of January this year, but only by 1% in volume and value, suggesting that the market is stabilising.

UK retail market for wine in 2015: the facts

Notably, the biggest declines in sales by volume have occurred in the £5-6 price band, while growth appears to be occurring at opposite ends of the market: wine priced below £3 and above £8. In terms of colour, both red and white wine have experienced a 1% decrease in volume sales during the course of 2015, while rosé has dropped by 7% in both volume and value, probably a sign that consumers are moving away from the blush style pink wines that dominate this sector. UK Wine Market Report 2016 London United Kingdom 2 19 2016.