A study suggests that alcohol consumption has remained broadly stable during the coronavirus lockdown in Belgium.

Some young people are drinking to help them cope with problems, according to latest Drinkaware research. 

Sparkling sparkles in US

09 January, 2012

US consumption of imported sparkling wine will reach new heights in 2012 due to the increased penetration of prosecco and cava, says Wine Intelligence. 

Brazilians are increasingly turning to wine as their beverage of choice, according to consumer research published by Wine Intelligence.

UK charity Drinkaware has said that tougher action is needed to counter UK binge drinking.

The European Spirits Organisation (CEPS) has launched a new five-year commitment to promote responsible drinking.

UK: Alcohol awareness charity Drinkaware has found that more than half (53%) of parents who plan to provide their 16 and 17 year olds with alcohol for a week long summer holiday with friends will give them five or more bottles of spirits or wine.

Belgium: The European Spirits Organisation CEPS and The European Forum for Responsible Drinking (EFRD) have teamed up with the Belgian Federation of Wine and Spirits to launch a responsible drinking campaign during the World Cup.

Alcohol awareness charity the Drinkaware Trust has issued a response to the Eurobarometer survey on alcohol.

Global brewer SAB Miller has launched a web-based campaign to help parents discuss alcohol with their children.

Europe’s spirits producers have launched a catalogue of industry-led programmes to reduce alcohol related harm.

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