Pressure is rising in Europe for tougher rules on alcohol pricing and advertising. Public health and the health of the drinks industry is at stake in these negotiations and debates.
Diageo rum brand Captain Morgan has again been censured by UK advertising regulator the ASA – this time for implying that alcohol can overcome boredom and is capable of changing mood.
Diageo brand Smirnoff insists fakes are rarely a problem if people buy the vodka brand from reputable retailers after reports a London factory was counterfeiting 7,000 bottles a day.
The head of powerful EU spirits trade confederation spiritsEUROPE warns that the EU Commission needs more resources to better police trade agreements with outside nations.
A US judge has dismissed class action claims that Anheuser-Busch routinely watered-down US beer brands including Budweiser to misrepresent alcohol levels and boost profits.
The EU spirits industry has highlighted its commitment to fighting underage drinking and promoting moderate consumption for young adults, after a Brussels workshop last Friday.
spiritsEUROPE says the tragic deaths of 80+ people in Kenya who drank bootleg spirits reportedly poisoned with methanol show why the large-scale problem of illicit alcohol should be tackled.
The colourful creator of Palcohol powdered alcohol has hit out at New York senator Charles Schumer after the politician wrote to the US FDA calling on it to ban controversial...
SpiritsEUROPE says it welcomes a Scottish Appeal Court decision to refer government plans for Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol to the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ).
US attorneys Lehrman Beverage Law say they are ‘astonished’ that 58% alcohol by weight powder Palcohol has been approved for US sale as brandowner Lipmark predicts an autumn 2014 launch.
Morrisons has been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after its video advertisement, broadcast during a series of children’s nursery rhymes on YouTube, featured images of spirit bottles with...
Diageo brand Captain Morgan is smarting after the UK ads regulator banned an advert featuring the notorious buccaneer for encouraging ‘daring, tough and aggressive’ behavior.
MillerCoors has stepped up to be the first US brewer to pour one of its beers, Miller64, into cans and bottles with nutritional labelling.
The British Beer and Pubs Association (BBPA) is creating a bottled beer for UK Parliament but insists MPs won't be seen staggering around the corridors of Westminster.
A British Medical Journal (BMJ) article claims the UK government held a ‘sham consultation’ on minimum unit pricing for alcohol and laments the influence of large alcohol firms and retailers...
With 2013 fast drawing to a close and 2014 just around the corner, we took the chance to catch up with analysts and experts at Mintel to ask them what...
French Calvados producers are upset by a ‘vague’ European Commission response to their demand that Finnish retailers stop selling 'imitation' spirits they claim have hit exports.
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Canada's minister of argiculture and agri-food warns that his country may impose retaliatory tariffs on US wines if the country does not revise or revoke controversial country of origin (COOL)...
American International Group (AIG) has launched NOVI, a web-based service to estimate the cost of product recall incidents.
Philosopher Julian Baggini has been commissioned by the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council to give his take on the serious issues affecting the industry. Here, he looks at how...
Irish minister Alex White has attacked Diageo for cynical marketing of its annual ‘Arthur’s Day’ Guinness event and insists it worsens the nation’s problems with over-consumption of alcohol.
The French trade body controlling Champagne says it will fight any attempt by US tech giant Apple to market the color of its new iPhone 5S using the appellation name.
Turkey's biggest brewer and SAB Miller partner Anadolu Efes expects new restrictions on marketing and sales of alcohol to limit beer industry growth in the country.
Diageo has declined to comment on the possible business effects of stiffer alcohol laws in Turkey, insisting only that it remains committed to its business in Turkey.
Serially controversial Scottish craft brewer BrewDog says it will not comply with a UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) adjudication ordering it to remove website language ‘likely to cause serious offense’.