What wine bottles might look like with plain packaging

Avril Tooley on dangers for drinks brands from plain tobacco packaging

01 Dec 2014

The announcement about warnings on alcohol packaging is reminiscent of recent rumblings in the legislative sphere that may see tobacco products move to plain packaging. Although warnings won’t take up the entire pack, there is a concern amongst those in the industry that alcohol will eventually suffer a similar fate.

Miles Beale

Wine industry should take initiative on calorie labelling, says WSTA chief

25 Nov 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

The wine industry needs to prepare itself for adding calorie labels to wine bottles, as the battle against obesity continues, warned Wine & Spirit Trade Association chief Miles Beale.

Home Office's Lynne Featherstone MP to appear at Alcohol Concern conference

Home Office Minister praises drinks industry efforts at Alcohol Concern conference

20 Nov 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Home Office Minister Lynne Featherstone praised the drinks industry for the steps it has taken as part of the Responsibility Deal, and said local communities were best-placed to solve alcohol-related problems, in a speech at the Alcohol Concern conference yesterday.

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