Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cider

Even 'just the one' drink involves risk, says the new Canadian guidance. Pic: getty/happy photon

New Canadian drinking guidelines call for stricter alcohol policies

By Rachel Arthur

A Canadian report on health and alcohol suggests health warnings, minimum unit pricing and stringent advertising restrictions for alcohol should be implemented in the country: as it delivers its message that ‘no amount or kind of alcohol is good for your...

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Diageo to acquire Don Papa Rum

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo will acquire Don Papa Rum, a super-premium dark rum from the Philippines, for up to €437.5m ($473m).

A 20cl bottle provides 1-2 glasses of wine: much better suited to some occasions than a traditional 75cl bottle. Pic: getty/indigolotos

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Why are wine miniatures a fast-growing format?

By Alex Green, co-founder, Beyond Wines

From being ‘cute’ to helping manage consumption, the miniature wine format is growing in popularity with consumers. Alex Green, co-founder of wine distributor Beyond Wines and creator of premium wine brand Liquid Diamond, takes a look what makes the format...

Waterloo Brewing. Pic: Carlsberg

Carlsberg acquires Waterloo Brewing in Canada

By Rachel Arthur

Carlsberg will acquire Waterloo Brewing for $144m CAD ($106m): helping it build up a ‘highly competitive company in the Canadian beer and RTD market’.

Pic:getty/markmawson

The Year in Beer: 2022 a year of 'varied recovery' for US craft brewers

By Rachel Arthur

US craft brewers have had to contend with supply chain disruption, competition from other beverage categories, and a continued unsteady on-trade recovery in 2022. But the innovation and flexibility of brewers will help them take on the challenges in 2023,...