The United Kingdom is among the smaller producers of wine in the European Union, but ranks among the world’s biggest importers. There are a number of bodies that control the wine industry in the UK and they include the Wines and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) and a producer association United Kingdom Vineyards Association (UKVA). There is the regulating authority, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) that offers advice, registers all UK vineyards and enforces the set EU wine laws. FSA inspectors are charged with inspecting warehouses and traders.
UK Wine Industry in 2017
Statistics and forecasts are showing that the UK wine industry is set to grow by a 6.1% to hit the £ 13.14 billion by the year 2018 and there are indications that its volume growth will begin picking up this year. The value growth has been increasing in a healthy way as it was at 1.4% in 2016 and is expected to grow up to 2% in 2017 and 2.2% in 2018. The factors fueling the growth are the increase in disposable incomes, continued craving for sparkling wine and increased on-trade fortunes. The economy of wine industry is touted to improve further in 2017 and with it there will be more consumer spending power. The volumes are expected to grow by a 1.6 % that is from 1,262 million liters to 1,282 million liters in 2018.
Buying Wine from a UK Vintner
Wine makes one of the wonderful things to have at hand in order to toast in celebration of a number of achievements like new baby, wedding, a new year etc. A good number of people have wine in their homes and offices. There are a number of ways that can be used to order for wine. UK vintners have made it easier by making it possible to order for wine online. There are specific systems that have been put in place by UK vintners to ensure that anyone can order and get their wine easily and from the comfort of their homes or offices.
UK vintners have made it possible for anybody to shop online by offering a wide variety of available wines in one stop. The process of ordering for wine online is so simple that anyone using these services for their first time will not experience any issues at all. This process has been successful as the UK vintners partnering with specific companies that ply their trade online. Ordering for wine online comes with the hidden advantage of lower prices than those in the stores.