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Sunday 5 July 2015

Alcohol

Wearable technology and the data driven night out

Ed Southerden, senior planner at creative communications agency Bray Leino, examines what the Apple Watch might mean for the drinks market.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Virtual reality could treat alcoholism

Virtual reality therapy is a “promising approach” to the treatment of alcohol dependence, a new study suggests.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 1 Comment »

Top 10 silly stories of the month

the drinks business might be a serious drinks trade publication, but we aren’t above reporting on hungover hedgehogs and whisky porn online.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 1 Comment »

Gene makes alcohol ‘healthy’ for the liver

A lab rat study pioneered in Shanghai has found a gene that turns alcohol into glycogen, making it healthier for the liver to process, scientists claim.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Taxi service for drunks planned in US

A two-pronged taxi service that caters specifically to those who have unexpectedly had one too many and been left unable to drive themselves home could launch in the US.

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 1 Comment »

France votes to loosen alcohol ad laws

French MPs have gone against the wishes of the government by voting to loosen France’s tough laws on alcohol advertising after protests from the wine industry.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Is drinking in our genes?

The recent observation of chimpanzees indulging in palm “wine” has lent weight to a study suggesting hominids evolved the ability to metabolise alcohol 10 million years ago.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Change in French law could end alcohol ad bans

Drinks companies could soon have “almost limitless” freedom to promote their products in France, if a landmark amendment on drinks advertising law is passed.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Under 18s drinking less than adults

The number of alcohol-specific hospital admissions of young people has dropped by 40% in the last six years, according to figures released by Public Health England.

Monday, June 8th, 2015 No Comments »

World’s most popular alcohol brands

Kantar Worldpanel has released its global Brand Footprint Report, compiling a list of the “most chosen” alcohol brands on the planet, and its findings might surprise you.

Friday, June 5th, 2015 No Comments »

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