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Tuesday 9 February 2016


Think about cancer before drinking – Davies

England’s chief medical officer has urged women to “do as I do” and think about cancer before having a glass of wine.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 6 Comments »

Pepsi to open cola-based cocktail bar

PepsiCo has announced plans for an experimental bar and restaurant named Kola House that will serve drinks based entirely around its cola brands.

Monday, February 1st, 2016 No Comments »

77% of Brits support lower drink-drive limit

A large majority of British people are in favour of lowering the drink-drive limit, a new survey by the Alcohol Health Alliance has found.

Monday, February 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Man caught smuggling booze in underwear

A man has been arrested in Saudi Arabia after he was caught with 14 bottles of booze taped to his underwear and legs.

Friday, January 29th, 2016 No Comments »

Diageo ‘resilient’ in first half despite currency woes

Diageo has reported value sales growth of 1.8% and volume growth of 1% in the first six months of the year, with chief executive Ivan Menezes saying the company has “momentum and resilience”.

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 No Comments »

China in outcry over ‘owl wine’

Disturbing pictures appearing to show drowned owls in liquor jars have sparked outrage across China.

Monday, January 11th, 2016 No Comments »

Bar fined £25k after serving man caustic soda

A bar and its owner have been fined £25,000 after serving a customer a glass of caustic soda instead of beer, causing burns so severe that the man’s oesophagus to be removed.

Friday, January 8th, 2016 No Comments »

UK alcohol guidance ‘out of line’ with Europe

New guidance on alcohol consumption has seen the allowance for men slashed by seven units per week, putting UK advice wildly “out of line” with Europe.

Friday, January 8th, 2016 3 Comments »

AB InBev UK commits to calorie labelling

AB InBev UK has pledged to include full nutritional and calorie information on 80% of its beer packaging by the end of 2017.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 No Comments »

HMRC’s alcohol registration scheme now active

HMRC’s new Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme has officially launched, with those affected required to register before 31 March 2016.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 2 Comments »

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