Lithuania — One of the heaviest drinking nations in the world is facing a severe hangover. Lithuania's new liquor law has increased the legal drinking age from 18 to 20, banned alcohol advertising, and drastically curtailed opening hours for liquor stores.
The estimated inflow of excise duty on alcohol has never missed the mark as severely as it has in the 2017 state budget, daily Postimees reports. While the truth will be determined at the beginning of February, it can already be seen that there will be a shortage of €40-50 million compared to the €276.4 million included in last year's state budget, the paper said.
The catastrophic water shortage that is gripping Cape Town is now threatening to hurt the output of the region’s vineyards, which make South Africa the world’s seventh-largest producer of wine.
The society wants it to be mandatory to include the government's guideline to drink no more than 14 units a week.
Drink manufacturers could also warn of the link with health conditions such as bowel and breast cancer.
By reducing markup and creating grant programs, the Alberta government is supporting the province’s liquor industry and helping businesses grow and thrive.
Since launching in August 2016, the Alberta Small Brewers Development Program has provided eligible small brewers with grant funding, giving recipients the flexibility to invest in their businesses, increase production capacity, launch new products, reach new markets, make important capital improvements and create jobs.
Plane Boozy - Can passengers drink their own alcohol on flights? Yes – but you can only do it this way
DRINKING on a flight is one of the ways to make it go a lot faster– but booze can be pricey when you’re in the air.
Unfortunately, you’re not legally allowed to serve your own drinks on a flight - plenty of passengers have been booted off planes for trying.
It may not be the 1920s, but headlines across the whisky industry and Canadian news sites have been reporting ‘prohibition-style raids’ of whisky by the government in British Columbia's bars.
A tax on sugary drinks introduced by the Government last year could increase alcohol consumption in some groups, a survey suggests.
The levy on sugary drinks may have unintended consequences on the nation’s shopping habits, researchers found.
Health expert calls for alcohol prices and bar licence fees to increase, saying taxpayers shouldn't be footing the bill
Professor Sally Casswell, director of Massey University's Social Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation Centre, says taxpayers are footing the bill for emergency rooms filled with people harmed by alcohol - and that needs to change.
Less than 5% of problem drinkers amount to one third of alcohol consumption in England, warn public health chiefs
Four per cent of UK drinkers who have the most harmful alcohol consumption habits account for a third of all the alcohol drunk in the country, public health chiefs have revealed.