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HOUSE OF COMMONS STRANGERS BAR HAS HISTORY OF FISTICUFFS

'I recommend this ale to the House!': BBPA brews beer for MPs

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The British Beer and Pubs Association (BBPA) is creating a bottled beer for UK Parliament but insists MPs won't be seen staggering around the corridors of Westminster.

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By Ben BOUCKLEY

So don't all unlike it at once! Seriously, thank you for your support as readers on Facebook, and our other social media channels - Linked In and Twitter - where we aim to spark debate and bring you the beverage industry news and views that matter.

Canada warns US COOL rules could hit lucrative California wine exports

WINE INSTITUTE 'STRONGLY OPPOSES' CANADA'S POSSIBLE WINE PENALTY

Canada warns US COOL rules could hit lucrative California wine exports

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Canada's minister of argiculture and agri-food warns that his country may impose retaliatory tariffs on US wines if the country does not revise or revoke controversial country of origin (COOL) labeling laws.

From Kant to the 6 o'clock swill: creative ways to limit alcohol abuse

From Kant to the 6 o'clock swill: creative ways to limit alcohol abuse

By Julian Baggini

Philosopher Julian Baggini has been commissioned by the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council to give his take on the serious issues affecting the industry. Here, he looks at how alcohol abuse can be tackled by using the brain more than legislative brawn.

Diageo unfazed by tough Turkish alcohol laws

Diageo unfazed by tough Turkish alcohol laws

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Diageo has declined to comment on the possible business effects of stiffer alcohol laws in Turkey, insisting only that it remains committed to its business in Turkey.

Sir Richard Thompson slams ‘spineless’ UK alcohol policy

THE BUZZ ON: UK ALCOHOL MINIMUM UNIT PRICING

Sir Richard Thompson slams ‘spineless’ UK alcohol policy

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The UK government addressed its Alcohol Strategy consultation yesterday by ditching controversial plans to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol, to applause from industry and outrage from health groups…

Diet Coke Hunk sweats on UK health and safety complaint to ASA

A WEEK IN BEVERAGE ADVERTISING: 17/7/13

Diet Coke Hunk sweats on UK health and safety complaint to ASA

By Ben Bouckley

Today's podcast rounds up two UK drinks adverts involving a Diet Coke hunk, a lawnmower and a Chinook helicopter from Coke and Heineken, which led to Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) adjudications.

Royal row for Diageo as top Irish lawyer slams Guinness 'PR coup'

Royal row for Diageo as top Irish lawyer slams Guinness 'PR coup'

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The director general (DG) of the Law Society of Ireland has reportedly said that the Irish government should stop foreign dignitaries like Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip from being pictured with a pint of Guinness, branding it the ‘greatest PR coup...

Flags to flog beer: ‘Height of disrespect’ or proud patriotic gesture?

New York AG probes MillerCoors backing of Puerto Rican Day Parade

Flags to flog beer: ‘Height of disrespect’ or generous patriotic gesture?

By Ben BOUCKLEY

MillerCoors' has sought to defuse anger amidst New York Puerto Ricans over its use of the US territory’s flag on cans as the state’s attorney general (AG) enters the row, but no-one seems offended by Budweiser's use of the Stars and Stripes.

United Spirits: India regulator gives green light for $2bn Diageo deal

United Spirits: India regulator gives green light for $2bn Diageo deal

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The Indian Competition Commission (CCI) has approved Diageo’s purchase of a 53.4% stake in United Spirits (USL), saying that the £1.28bn ($2.04bn) purchase may boost the nation’s premium spirits market and improve consumer choice without jeopardizing...

Diageo tells FTC: ‘Help us cross US alcohol facts finish line’

Diageo tells FTC: ‘Help us cross US alcohol facts finish line’

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Diageo tells BeverageDaily.com it welcomes a US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recommendation that high-alcohol malt beverage brand Four Loko carry 'serving fact' information on some cans, but urges regulators to allow the wider alcoholic drinks...

Pernod Ricard subsidiary slams Czech spirits ban

Pernod Ricard subsidiary slams Czech spirits ban

By Ben Bouckley

Pernod Ricard’s Czech subsidiary Jan Becher (JBKB) says the Czech government’s decision to ban all strong spirit sales in the country, following 20+ methanol-related deaths linked to local bootleg liquor, is disproportionate and will hit sales of its...

Soaring French spirits taxes rock Pernod Ricard

Soaring French spirits taxes rock Pernod Ricard

By Ben Bouckley

Pernod Ricard admits that the effects of a hefty 2012 French VAT hike on spirits has ‘severely affected’ the fortunes of key brand Ricard and other aniseed spirits with 45%+ ABV.

Rexam prefers patience to Russian Roulette in 2012

Rexam prefers patience to Russian Roulette in 2012

By Ben Bouckley

Rexam will await the effects of higher beer prices before adding extra Russian beverage can capacity, as new comments by Russian president Vladimir Putin sent major brewers’ share prices tumbling yesterday.

Vehement industry opposition to Indian alcohol regulations

Vehement industry opposition to Indian alcohol regulations

By Ben Bouckley

The head of a powerful Indian trade body representing multinational alcohol brands has told BeverageDaily.com that standards proposed by the FSSAI to set nationwide alcohol limits in drinks are a waste of time and will create ‘good governance’ problems.

Wine exporters swoon at sight of Canada: Rabobank

Wine exporters swoon at sight of Canada: Rabobank

By Ben Bouckley

Faced with volume declines in core European export markets, exporters are reassessing the importance of smaller markets with better growth and pricing, and Canada is leading the way.

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