Alcohol calorie labelling aims to tackle obesity

The UK government will launch a consultation regarding plans to provide calorie labelling on alcohol to tackle obesity. Data supplied by the UK government suggests alcohol consumption accounts for approximately 10% of the calorie intake of those who drink, with around 3.4 million adults consuming an extra day’s worth of calories weekly. This equates to an additional two months of food each year. According to the UK government, research shows 80% of people are unaware…

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Manchester distillery to open site for third-party production

The City of Manchester Distillery has invested £900,000 (US$1.1 million) to build a second site that will produce third-party spirits. UK-based City of Manchester Distillery, producer of Three Rivers Gin, has established Alcohol Solutions as it seeks to expand its range of alcohol services. Dave Rigby, co-founder of City of Manchester Distillery and Alcohol Solutions, said: “We’ve been expanding our services over the last few years, creating drinks for everyone from microdistilleries to multinationals. Setting…

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UK government relaxes rules on outdoor drinking

More bars and pubs will be allowed to sell alcohol outdoors after the UK government introduced temporary changes to licensing laws. On Tuesday (23 June), UK prime minister Boris Johnson confirmed bars, pubs and restaurants in England can reopen, both indoors and outdoors, from 4 July. This will coincide with a relaxation of the two-metre rule to one-metre-plus – although two metres will still be the recommended distance where possible. The hospitality industry in the UK…

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Top alcohol-themed jokes and one-liners

Funny jokes never get old, especially when they’re related to your favourite tipple. Here are some of the most amusing alcohol quips you will ever find online. It’s fair to say that 2020 has been pretty heavy, with more than a few challenges presented. There’s plenty to be anxious, angry and fed up about, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still share a joke, preferably over a well-made drink. If you are in need of…

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US drinkers continue to buy RTDs and Tequila

Off-trade spirits sales in the US grew 35.8% in the 12 weeks to 23 May, led by the continued growth of Tequila, ready-to-drink cocktails and cordials, according to Nielsen. For the 12-week period between the 7 March and 23 May, total alcohol sales in the US off-trade rose 26.8%. Spirits led the growth at 35.8%, followed by wine at 30.8% and beer, flavoured malt beverage (FMB) and cider at 21.6%. For the one-week period ending…

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