Alcohol Regulation

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...

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...

Brewers are moving towards net zero

UK brewers focus on pathway to net zero

By Michelle Perrett

UK brewers are taking "huge steps" to be more environmentally-friendly with an expanded, targeted roadmap being launched to help the sector decarbonise at pace to reach net zero

The findings provide 'pause for thought about the contrast between unrestricted designs in alcohol packaging, and the plain packaging legal requirements for cigarettes'. Pic: getty/shablon

Study assesses influence of alcohol packaging on young people

By Rachel Arthur

With some young adults admitting they purchase alcohol solely on pack appeal, researchers from the University of Stirling in Scotland say further studies should consider the potential of stronger regulation of alcohol packaging.

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The changing face of Low2No alcohol

By Pete Martin, Regulatory Director, Ashbury

Pete Martin, Regulatory Director at UK product information specialist, Ashbury, breaks down the labelling laws for the sector, and shares his future predictions for the category.

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CEEV calls for science-based alcohol recommendations

By Rachel Arthur

The European wine industry body, Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV), is re-iterating the importance of ‘science- and evidence-based’ policies ahead of a vote on the European Parliament’s report in the Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA)....

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Uber to acquire Drizly for $1.1bn

By Rachel Arthur

Uber Technologies will acquire US e-commerce alcohol marketplace Drizly for $1.1bn, which will see the service join the Uber Eats app as well as maintaining a separate Drizly platform.

Dark days for Scotch whisky as US tariff remains in place

Whisky, beer and gin industries, Walkers Shortbread and Government respond on US tariffs

US tariffs wipe £300m off Scotch whisky exports

By Rod Addy

US tariffs have wiped £300m off Scotch whisky sales, with losses set to grow as it emerged they would be kept in place for what is one of Scotland's staple exports.

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The top 50 craft brewers in the US

By Beth Newhart

The Brewers Association (BA), which represents US independent brewers, has released its annual top 50 list according to craft beer sales volume: along with an overall top 50 brewers list.