Fish when drunk become hyperactive, swim faster and exhibit aggressive behaviour elevating them to the status of leader among their sober tank mates, according to a recent study.
The UK is home to a bevy of millionaires, and billionaires, who have made their wealth from the drinks trade as the recently published Sunday Times Rich List 2014 proves.
Giants of the international brewing, distilling and wine business appeared among other titans of UK industry in The Sunday Times Rich List 2014.
Indonesia is threatening to slap plain packaging on wine and spirits from countries that put plain labels on cigarette packets.
Exported drinks to Hungary, especially Scotch whisky, should now benefit from a fairer playing field after an “illegal” loophole in the Hungarian spirits market was brought to an end.
Drinking six units of alcohol on one single occasion at least monthly amounts to “heavy episodic drinking”, according to a recent report by the World Health Organisation.
Latin America’s $2.4 billion illegal alcohol market accounted for more than a quarter of the region’s total alcohol sales in 2012, costing the legal trade $736 million.
Weak shipments and “unfavourable exchange rates” caused the profits of Italian drinks group, Gruppo Campari, to slip by nearly 50% in the first quarter.
The Hong Kong Rum Festival is to return for its second year later this month following a successful debut in 2013.
The drinks business predicted at the turn of the year that 2014 would see notable takeover activity and deal making in the sector, and so it has proved.
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