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WINE DRINKERS CALL FOR AN END TO GENDER BIAS ON ALCOHOL DUTY

Television celebrity Kate Thornton ‘baffled’ by bias against women in tax policy 25 February 2021 – Television celebrity Kate Thornton has joined a call for the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to stop penalising women for preferring wine over beer. In the last ten years tax on wine, the most popular alcoholic drink among women in the […]

WINE INDUSTRY DEMANDS GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR HOSPITALITY

Almost half (44%) of people will order wine when they next visit a restaurant. 18 February 2021 – Pub and restaurant owners, the wine sector and politicians have united to call on the Chancellor to cut excise duty on wine, extend the temporary hospitality VAT cut introduced last year to March 2022, and to broaden […]

Open letter to the Chancellor

Dear Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, The UK’s wine sector, and the hospitality businesses it supports, needs the Government’s help ‘Wine Drinkers UK’ is a campaign group made up of wine makers, sellers and drinkers, who are tired of being unfairly taxed. Wine is the UK’s favourite drink, but wine drinkers have long been […]

WALES HAS GRAPE TASTE!

Welsh most likely to choose wine based on taste while the English put price first February 4th, 2021 – While there’s no disagreement across the UK that wine is the nation’s favourite drink, new research from Wine Drinkers UK shows there is real disparity across the Four Nations as to how we choose that wine. […]

RAISE A GLASS: ONE IN THREE BRITS SAY WINE IS THEIR FAVOURITE TIPPLE

A quarter (24%) say their spend on take-home wine has increased since the first lockdown last March 19 January 2021 – A third (32%) of UK adults who drink alcohol say wine[1] is their favourite alcoholic drink, according to new YouGov research revealed today by Wine Drinkers UK (WDUK). Beating beer[2] (25%) and spirits[3] (25%) […]

OVER HALF OF SHOPPERS TO BE PRICED OUT OF ‘AFFORDABLE’ WINE IN 2020

This year, for the first time on record, the average price of a bottle of wine is expected to break the £6 mark in the UK, according to new figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association and Wine Drinkers UK. The news comes as Wine Drinkers UK releases new supermarket shopping data from Kantar […]

Wine Drinkers UK submits evidence to the Treasury ahead of 2020 Budget

Wine Drinkers UK has today submitted its representation to the Treasury ahead of the 2020 Budget on 11 March. Wine Drinkers UK fully supports the Conservative manifesto commitment to protecting the incomes of hard-wording families by not raising taxation rates. Specifically, we believe a fairer tax deal for hard-working people who enjoy wine is long […]

Wine Drinkers UK supporters react to Government setting new date for Budget

The Wine Show presenter and Wine Drinkers UK supporter Joe Fattorini, has reacted to the Government’s announcement of its upcoming Budget on March 11: “With the date set for the new Government’s first Budget, Wine Drinkers UK is calling for a fairer deal for the 33 million wine drinkers in the UK. Despite the fact […]

WINE TAX: THE LATEST GENDER BIAS?

Women are being penalised for preferring a different drink to men, new data shows Tax on wine, the most popular alcoholic drink among women in the UK, has risen twice as fast as tax on the most popular alcoholic drink among men over the past decade, according to new research. A YouGov survey of 2000 […]

THE GRAPE BRITISH RIP-OFF: WINE REVEALED AS THE UK’S FAVOURITE AND MOST WIDELY DRUNK TIPPLE – BUT ALSO THE MOST UNFAIRLY TAXED

Findings launched on ‘Wine Tax Freedom Day’, the point in the year when wine drinkers effectively stop paying tax on the average priced bottle of wine 12 August 2019 – Wine is Britain’s favourite alcoholic drink according to independent data published today by Wine Drinkers UK, a collection of wine lovers, makers and sellers. Wine […]