Tax on beer and wine in Denmark is set to fall, according to the country's government, but it will be accompanied by a rise in tax on alcopops.

The government said it was increasing the tax on alcopops to limit the consumption of the product by children and teenagers.

The government said it will slash DKK0.14 from a bottle of beer and DKK0.85 off a bottle of wine, But tax on alcopops will increase by between DKK1 and DKK2.75 a bottle.

The new taxes will come into force in February.