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Responsible drinking issues around the world

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at...

Helping poorer US consumers will harm soft drinks

Carbonated soft drinks companies are used to navigating choppy waters, especially in the US where sales have been declining since 2003, acco...

Why MUP could be a win for consumers & industry

Towards the end of last year, the UK Supreme Court ruled that Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) could proceed in Scotland. The decision has prompte...

Plain packaging - A clear and future danger?

Research this week has brought into stark relief the potential threat that plain packaging laws could have on the global drinks industry....

Latest Interviews

"There are some bright sides to Brexit" - Interview, Miles Beale, chief executive, UK Wine & Spirit Trade Association - Part II 26 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

In this, the second part of our interview the head of the UK's Wine & Spirit Trade Association, Miles Beale looks beyond the European Union and sees cause for optimism, despite the uncertainty of recent months.

"We're all Brexiteers now" - Interview, Miles Beale, chief executive, UK Wine & Spirit Trade Association - Part I 26 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, just-drinks met with Miles Beale, the head of the UK's Wine & Spirit Trade Association, to discuss all things Brexit. In the first of this two-part interview, Beale looks back at how the country's wine and spirits categories have responded to the referendum vote in June that will see the UK leave the European Union.

Latest News

American whiskey earmarked for EU duties retaliation 19 Mar 18

Keith Nuthall

The European Commission has taken a step closer to confirming the worst fears of US whiskey companies, including the category in a list of products that could be hit by increased tariffs should the EU's trade row with the US escalate.

UK drinks producers risk rules of origin 'Hard Brexit' - research 16 Mar 18

Olly Wehring

UK drinks companies face the threat of their own 'Hard Brexit', a trade association has warned, if 'rules of origin' agreements between the UK and the European Union aren't treated separately to existing Free Trade Agreements.

EU calls drinks industry to action for counterfeit and piracy watch-list 12 Mar 18

Liz Newmark

The European Commission has asked drinks companies for their comments on a planned 'Counterfeit and Piracy watch-list', designed to identify non-European Union online and physical trading areas that commonly allow the sale of counterfeit, pirated and smuggled goods.

La Fee hits out at "no-holds-barred" Bacardi over Angel's Envy trademark fight 9 Mar 18

Andy Morton

UK-based absinthe producer La Fee has accused Bacardi of "scare tactics" in an ongoing trademark battle related to the spirits multinational's Angel's Envy Bourbon.

American whiskey sector holds its breath as US/EU trade war looms 8 Mar 18

Olly Wehring

American whiskey producers are among the US companies that have been warned of the introduction of retaliatory duties by the European Union, should the US administration slap increased tariffs on imported steel and aluminium.

Scotch Whisky Association calls for continued trade policy influence post-Brexit - just-drinks exclusive 2 Mar 18

Olly Wehring

The trade organisation for the Scotch whisky industry has called for the UK Government to ensure it retains influence over regulations and trade rules following the country’s departure from the European Union.

Latest blogs

Small measures required as Philadelphia soda tax adds up 4 Jan 17

Andy Morton

Philadelphia’s soda tax came into force on Sunday, and is reportedly causing a stir in the city's check-out aisles.

Prohibition hangover lingers despite Ontario's shift 18 Dec 15

Andy Morton

This week, consumers in Ontario were able to go into a supermarket and buy beer.

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