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.
The EU has requested the establishment of a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel to rule on a dispute over what it says is Colombia's discriminatory treatment of imported spirits.
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), a UK consumer organisation, is calling for a consultation on alcohol guidelines, saying that ‘government advice on drinking is at odds with common sense’.
The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking – a group supported by global alcohol beverage companies including AB InBev, Heineken and Diageo – says ‘good progress’ has been made on a...
Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors and Heineken USA are among the brewers in the US who have agreed to provide more information on beer labels, including calorie content and other nutritional information.
The European Commission has opened an investigation to assess whether AB InBev has abused its ‘dominant position on the Belgian beer market’ by hindering imports of its beer from neighboring...
Rising alcohol sales in Scotland has strengthened the case for introducing minimum unit pricing, according to Scotland’s public health minister Aileen Campbell.
The definition of a ‘standard’ alcoholic drink varies greatly between countries, observe researchers in a study published this week.
The UK’s Prime Minister says that jobs and investment in the wine and spirits industry could be at risk if the UK leaves the EU. Meanwhile, the Wine and Spirits...
The UK government has announced that duty rates on beer, spirits and most ciders will be frozen this year.
The UK’s advertising watchdog has banned an advert from supermarket Iceland for the ‘Fat bastard’ wine brand, saying it was ‘irresponsibly targeted’ because it could have been seen by children. ...
Could a shift from oak barrels to concrete tanks save the wine industry millions?
Drinks industry trade bodies have called on chancellor George Osborne to cut beer duty for a fourth consecutive year in next month’s Budget.
Wine, tea and other flavonoid-rich beverages and foods may help reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction, according to a recent study.
Big beverage companies are buying up craft breweries in big numbers, but does going from craft to corporation lose the cachet for these brewers?
California-based Sonoma Cider is adding a new cider with elements of sarsaparilla and vanilla to its year-round mix.
Spirits, cider, beer and wine industries can all learn from each other, say the organizers behind the inaugural US Beverage Industry Expo, or USBevX.
The world of craft beer has become increasingly expansive and complex, in both flavor and variety. A North Carolina-based startup wants to make the world simpler for the average consumer.
New guidelines on the amount of alcohol people should drink in a week have received a lukewarm reaction from scientists and lobby groups.
AB InBev UK will provide full ingredient and nutritional information for its beers, building on a European pledge made last year.
The CIDER Act, which will update various tax definitions of cider, was passed into law with the end-of-year US tax package.
Wine lovers are unafraid to try a variety of wine and want more portable packaging, according to a recent survey.
The Napa Valley Vintners has obtained a Certification Mark from the US Patent and Trademark Office for the name ‘Napa Valley,’ the first time an American Viticultural Area (AVA) has...
Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced it will voluntarily start providing calorie information for its wine.
Being diagnosed with celiac disease usually means the days of drinking beer are over, but entrepreneur Bryan Meadan wasn’t quite ready to accept that fate. He is now brewing beer using...
The UK’s advertising watchdog has banned a Strongbow advert for implying that a “relationship with Strongbow was as important as a significant romantic relationship.”