Young people are exposed to ‘extensive alcohol marketing’ and governments around the world need to strengthen rules, say public health experts, as a supplement on the subject is published in the journal Addiction. But the Alcohol Information Partnership,...
Children given sips of alcohol by their parents are much more likely to be drinking full measures by 16, but less likely to binge drink, according to a study of 2,000 Australian children over four years.
An Australian study into how alcohol companies use sport to sell their products via social media suggests that businesses go beyond simple promotion by encouraging their audiences to create and share their own booze-boosting content.
Spirits will face the greatest impact from Scotland’s impending minimum unit price legislation, with 69% of volume currently sold being below the 50p per unit threshold. But wine and premium brands could benefit from the legislation.
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 alcohol and alcohol misuse remains balanced’.
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 set of commitments to reduce alcohol related harm.
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 countries, in breach of EU antitrust rules.
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 Trade Association has announced that 90% of its members want to stay in the EU.
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 been registered in this way.
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 ingredients such as chickpeas and quinoa.
Yesterday AB InBev and SABMiller confirmed they are exploring a mega-brewer tie-up, which would create a force controlling an incredible 30% of global beer volumes. So what would this mean for the industry - and what are the challenges it could face? Here's...
Cider Australia has launched a petition calling for country of origin labelling laws to be extended to cider, in an effort to ensure producers using local ingredients are on a level playing field with those using cheaper imported concentrate.
Scotland’s plans for minimum unit pricing on alcohol could break free trade rules, says the advocate general for the European Court of Justice; but the Scottish government says it will continue to ‘vigorously make the case’ for the policy.
The cost of alcohol use to the government in England has been over-stated by public health campaigners, and in fact the revenue from taxes outweighs such costs to the tune of £6.5bn, according to a report from the Institute of Economic Affairs.
Diageo hopes its non-alcoholic Guinness will improve fortunes in Indonesia, with the alcoholic beverage giant saying the beverage is addressing market trends in the country, and legislation which now bans the sale of beer in some stores.
Diageo GB will appeal an advertising ban for a Smirnoff vodka TV advert, saying it is ‘deeply disappointed’ that the UK watchdog believes it implied the success of the social occasion depended on alcohol.