Alberta businesses are split on the government’s decision to boycott British Columbia wines, with support for the cause clashing with concerns that the move went too far.
During a debate on the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015, Labour TD Alan Kelly issued a “word of caution” claiming some of the proposals would have an impact on the smaller producers and the craft brewers of Ireland.
The way that low strength beer and wine is marketed could be increasing overall alcohol consumption in the UK, experts have claimed.
The "Land of Whisky" is implementing a minimum price for alcohol in an effort to curb a culture of drinking that officials believe has been distilled into the Scottish identity.
Perhaps it will be called Cannabeer. Whatever it’s called, according to Lauren Eads, the Drinksbusiness.com, Canada’s Province Brands (PB) “filed the provisional patent for the ‘world’s first beers brewed from the cannabis plant.’”
The Alberta Liquor Store Association is hoping for a quick resolution to the trade war that's now preventing businesses from bringing in new bottles of B.C. wine.
The legislature voted on Thursday to bar shops from selling alcohol to people under the age of 18. Bars and restaurants are banned from selling alcohol to minors under liquor licensing rules, but the law does not apply to retailers, who voluntarily agree not to sell alcohol to underage consumers. Under the new law, convenience stores and supermarkets will also have to follow the rule.
Ahead of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, news reports out of notoriously secretive North Korea indicate that the country might have created it’s very own domestic beer, using a so-called exclusive brewing technique.
Recreational marijuana will be sold in a network of standalone stores overseen by the province’s liquor regulator, according to rules announced Monday by the B.C. government.
As alcohol is woven into daily routines and social lives, health authorities are warning that just a few drinks a night could actually be a form of chronic alcoholism.