About us

Wine Drinkers UK is a collection of wine lovers, makers and sellers, fed up with being unfairly taxed.

The Cut Back Wine Tax campaign was launched to get a fairer deal for wine drinkers across the country.

Wine is woven into our social fabric. 81% – or 33 million – of people who drink alcohol drink wine, making it the nation’s most popular alcoholic drink.

The UK’s wine drinkers deserve the Government’s support, not punitive treatment.

We are funded by around a dozen organisations from across the wine sector, including producers, importers, suppliers and retailers, but our supporter base is much bigger.

You can see some of our supporters below. They include wine enthusiasts, producers, bottlers, retailers as well as representatives from the UK’s hospitality sector.

Our Supporters

Helena Nicklin

Drinks Writer

Charles Metcalfe

Wine Judge and Speaker

Matthew Jukes

Wine Writer

Jane MacQuitty

The Times Wine Critic

Joe Fattorini

Wine Expert and Presenter

Susie Barrie

Master of Wine

Peter Richards

Master of Wine

Amelia Singer

Wine Expert and Presenter

Helen McGinn

Author of The Knackered Mother’s Wine Club

Will Lyons

Wine Columnist, The Sunday Times