Alcohol In Moderation
| 11 Mar 2014
Ahead of next week's UK Budget, Chris Losh bemoans the fiscal pressures placed on the drinks industry. Could we not trumpet our good sides, he asks?
| 23 Feb 2006
As the Indian Budget approaches, Scotch whisky exporters are looking for reform of what is seen as a grossly inequitable duty system. But in spite of determined lobbying, writes Richard Woodard, the grounds for optimism are slender.
| 21 Feb 2006
In this month's Just the Answer interview, Dmitry Kistev, exports director at Russian beer company Baltika, discusses the Russian beer brand's international growth and plans for the future, a week after the brewer, owned by Carlsberg/S&N joint venture Baltic Beverages Holding, reported record sales for 2005.
| 17 Jan 2006
The success of Hero Foods’ natural fruit drink Fruit2day not only confirms the strength of the wellness trend but the willingness of consumers to pay a premium for beverages with real health credentials. The company is following up successful launches in Germany and the Netherlands with a UK debut and is also looking further afield. Ute Ballay reports
| 18 Oct 2012
The UK government remains committed to minimum pricing and still believes the measure is legal under European law, a minister has said.
| 18 Oct 2012
Lower-strength beers are helping to cut the consumption of alcohol units in the UK, but brewers are struggling to convince consumers that the products are “proper” alcohol, a Molson Coors’ director has said.
| 10 Mar 2009
The family of Peter Duff, the executive vice president of the International Wine & Spirit Competition who has committed suicide with his wife in Switzerland, has paid tribute to his leading role in the drinks sector.
| 28 Nov 2007
A product launched in the US which claims to reduce the effects of a hangover has been condemned by proponents of sensible consumption and marketing of alcohol.
| 5 May 2006
New Zealand should aim to ban the sale of carbonated soft drinks in its schools faster than the US, the country’s health minister has said.
| 27 Apr 2006
Pernod Ricard USA has won a trademark battle which had threatened its Kentucky Bourbon brand Wild Turkey.
| 21 Apr 2006
Coca-Cola Co. is pressing governments in Eastern Africa to cut excise duty and encourage growth in the soft drinks industry throughout the region.
| 20 Apr 2006
Chilean wine producer Viña MontGras expects the company to report a 15% rise in revenues this year, with sales reaching US$14.4m, according to local reports.
| 19 Apr 2006
Bordeaux wine producers yesterday voted to boost flagging prices by supplementing EU distillation subsidies and borrowing EUR15m (US$18.5m).
| 6 Apr 2006
US premium wine producer Cosentino Wines has seen its annual losses narrow on the back of rising domestic sales.
| 24 Mar 2006
Big Rock Brewery has posted a slight fall in net income for last year.
| 23 Mar 2006
Japanese drinks group Kirin has launched two distinctive multi-packs, developed by Rengo Riverwood Packaging, for its Fire canned coffee brand.
| 15 Mar 2006
Carlsberg is set to become the latest brewer to launch a home brewing kit in an attempt to boost flat beer sales in Western Europe.
| 14 Mar 2006
Embattled West Australian winemaker Evans & Tate is to sell off its Mildura winery to UK beverage group Neqtar.
| 10 Mar 2006
Mexico’s leading brewer Grupo Modelo has won its contract dispute with distributor the Gambrinus Co.
| 10 Mar 2006
South African wine producer Omnia Wines is to change its name to ‘the company of wine people’ from April 1 to better reflect its business ethos, the company has announced.
| 10 Mar 2006
Three partners have joined forces to form a Californian wine company called Vintage Point – “Partners in Wine”, which aims to assist small boutique wineries in their sales and marketing.
| 8 Mar 2006
A wine retailers association has been formed in the US to fight what they see as uneven and unconstitutional state laws that reduce choice for consumers and keep prices artificially high.
| 6 Mar 2006
In a unique deal, the Indian government has cut excise duty on carbonated soft drinks in exchange for multinational investment in the food and fruit juice industries.
| 22 Feb 2006
South African wine and spirits group Distell has posted a rise in half-year sales and volumes.
| 14 Feb 2006
Diageo Great Britain has unveiled two TV ads highlighting responsible drinking.
| 14 Feb 2006
GlaxoSmithKline is to launch a new on-pack promotion for its Ribena brand.
| 30 Jan 2006
Maxxium UK has unveiled new packaging for its premium rum brand Mount Gay.
| 25 Jan 2006
Cosentino Signature Wines is expecting its full-year turnover to beat expectations.
| 20 Jan 2006
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co. has acquired Serbian juice maker Fresh & Co. in a joint deal with Coca-Cola Co.
| 19 Jan 2006
Molson Coors has been forced to quit the Russian market after Heineken refused to continue a licensing agreement agreed last year by its recent acquisition, Ivan Taranov Breweries.
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