23rd April Romanian & Moldovan dinner & tasting – update

23rd April Romanian & Moldovan dinner & tasting – update

We can now confirm final details of the Romanian & Moldovan wine tasting and supper at The Pump House, Bristol, BS8 4PZ on Monday 23rd April. You can treat this as either a sampler for the upcoming WEWSA trips to those two countries or just as a nice evening out. The event starts at 6.45pm. ... Read More
 
9th March Juan Carrau wine dinner

9th March Juan Carrau wine dinner

There was a good turnout at the George in Bradford-on-Avon on March 9th, as 25 members attended for a dinner featuring the wines of Vinos Finos Juan Carrau from Uruguay. Owner Javier Carrau was on hand to describe the wines and talk about the Uruguayan wine industry. The Chardonnay 2016 was served with the canapés ... Read More
 
Handover to the new Chairman

Handover to the new Chairman

Mimi Avery handing over the chairman’s chain of office to the new chairman Tim Johnson. Tim will hold the post for two years. Mimi will continue as vice-chair for the next year.  
 
Changes to Data Protection legislation

Changes to Data Protection legislation

There are more stringent Data Protection Act changes coming into force in May. We have a legal requirement to make sure that we have the correct permissions to use your data. Nothing else has changed, except to ask for your explicit permission to continue doing what we are already doing. Many of you who are ... Read More
 
The Benevolent mental health campaign #NotAlone

The Benevolent mental health campaign #NotAlone

You may have seen that last week The Benevolent launched their new mental health campaign #NotAlone, which aims to encourage members of the Trade to speak freely about mental health issues within the workplace, creating a stigma-free environment, reminding both employers and employees that The Benevolent is here with professionals at hand who can help ... Read More
 
WSTA Responds to November Budget Report 2017

WSTA Responds to November Budget Report 2017

Please find the WSTA November Budget 2017 report on the following link: http://bit.ly/Budget2017NOV Rates have been frozen which means no uprating to the duty rate. This means: Duty on a 750ml bottle of wine will remain at £2.16 Duty on a 750ml bottle of sparkling will remain at  £2.77 Duty on a 750ml bottle of ... Read More