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.
Scotland’s Court of Session has approved the government’s plans to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) on alcohol.
In Europe, 86% of today’s consumers want to see ingredients and nutrition information provided for alcoholic beverages: an increase from two years ago.
A Carlsberg UK video has been banned by the UK’s advertising standards authority for linking alcohol with a building site, ‘an unsafe and unwise location in which to consume alcohol’....
By the end of 2017, more than half the beer brewed in the EU will carry ingredients and nutrition information, according to The Brewers of Europe.
A survey of British social attitudes suggests that 52% of the public supports minimum unit pricing (MUP), while attitudes vary between people who drink lightly and heavily.
Should alcohol brands be allowed to advertise on television? Should they be able to sponsor sporting events? A survey into British attitudes has found public opinion is divided on these...
The Alcohol Information Partnership (AIP) has been launched in the UK this week. With Diageo, Brown-Forman and Pernod Ricard among its members, the group aims to ‘ensure the debate around...
An advert for Diageo’s Captain Morgan rum has been banned by the UK’s advertising authority, which ruled the ad implied that drinking alcohol could enhance confidence.
A Texas federal judge has sided with three Texas-based craft brewers, striking down a 2013 law that required breweries to give up their distribution and territorial rights.
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. ...
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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.