Two suggestions by the British government this week have prompted a
mixed reaction from the drinks industry there. Moves to relieve the
financial burden associated with the proposed introduction of tax
stamps were broadly welcomed,...
British drinkers are among the biggest spenders on alcohol in
Europe (£1,272 per person per year - almost twice as much as the
Germans), not least because of the high duty rates there. But new
research from Datamonitor shows that...
Drinks manufacturers and retailers in the UK have pledged to do
more to tackle alcohol misuse – a problem which costs the UK £20
billion a year and which brand owners and retailers have been
accused of exacerbating in the past, writes...
The Wine and Spirit Association in the UK last week responded to
the interim report from the government body charged with
investigating means of tackling the growing problem of alcohol
abuse. While the report made no recommendations...
Yesterday we reported on a major study to investigate a potential
cancer drug based on red wine compounds. However there is also
evidence to show that wine can have harmful effects. Researchers in
France report that heavy wine drinkers...