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.
MEPs adopted a resolution on calorie content of alcoholic drinks yesterday, a move welcomed by industry and stakeholders across Europe who hope it will spur the Commission into legislating.
Brands are using social media to ‘normalise’ alcohol consumption as an integral part of a sporting experience, according to a study from Australia’s Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.
A tweet from Diageo GB, which featured a photo of its Guinness brewery gates in Dublin, has been cleared by the UK advertising watchdog after Alcohol Concern alleged it was...
Sinking whisky exports underline the need for the next government to press for more open markets and ambitious Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), urges the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).
Calorie labelling on alcoholic beverages could mislead consumers: according to industry body Spirits Europe.
Calorie content labelling should be made mandatory for alcoholic beverages in the EU as soon as possible, say public health Members of European Parliament (MEPs).
Heineken, Carlsberg, SAB Miller, and AB InBev are backing a pledge from The Brewers of Europe, which commits to listing ingredients and nutritional information on beer.
California wine is ‘perfectly safe,’ says the industry body Wine Institute, after a lawsuit alleged some low-cost products contain ‘dangerously high’ levels of inorganic arsenic.
Teenagers may favor irregular heavy drinking, but frequent drinking becomes more popular during and after middle age, according to a UK study.
Palcohol – the powdered alcohol that's sparked furious US debate over the last year – says it has been given the green light by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and...
Children are more familiar with alcohol brands such as Foster’s than leading brands of biscuits, crisps, and ice-cream, according to a report from Alcohol Concern in England and Scotland. ...
Diageo’s Haig Club whisky advert featuring footballing icon David Beckham has been cleared by UK media regulator the Advertising Standards Authority.
Here’s what made the headlines during the working week commencing Monday January 19 2015, in our new section Beverage Bites, which brings you the best bite-sized beverage news.
A new US study has linked viewing and liking alcohol advertising on TV with the onset of drinking, binge drinking and hazardous drinking among underage youths.
spiritsEUROPE revealed today that it has written to the Bulgarian Finance Minister asking him to delay a duty strip stamp change, which it warns could cost premium spirits producers.
Wine Vision 2014 brought together the glitterati of the wine world - including the likes of Moët-Hennessy Estates and Wine president and CEO - Jean-Guillaume Prats - to discuss issues...
A new energy drink is seeking a middle path in the sphere, trying to find space between the shot market and bigger serving size cans. Called Last Shot, the product...
Lithuanian politician Vytenis Andriukaitis has been earmarked as the next commissioner for health and food safety in a leaked Juncker line-up, but officials remain tight lipped.
Swiss Val-de-Travers absinthe distillers have dropped their exclusive claim to ‘absinthe’ as a national Geographic Indication (GI) and will instead apply to protect the term ‘Absinthe Val-de-Travers’.
The UK’s Portman Group has declined to comment after Diageo criticized a decision by the alcohol-funded body’s Independent Complaints Panel stating that a display used to drive impulse C-store sales...
Curtin University researchers are now recommending the adoption of cancer warning labels for alcoholic beverages after a study they conducted found that Australians would take not be averse to seeing...
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.