Wine Australia launches Wine Watch

2 July 2018 – In the vein of Neighbourhood Watch, Wine Australia has launched the Wine Watch, a web page where people can anonymously report potential labelling or compositional breaches. Read more…


New Zealand: Calls to introduce minimum alcohol pricing

3 May 2018 – There are calls to introduce minimum alcohol prices to New Zealand after a similar scheme was introduced to Scotland. Read more…


EU wine trade body publishes calorie labelling plan

14 March 2018 – EU wine producers, alongside beer and spirits makers, will make more nutritional and ingredients information available to consumers, Read more…


Government wants liquor ads ban

27 February 2018 – If Parliament passes the bill, alcohol advertising on radio and television will be banned from 6am to 10pm and the age limit for drinking will be raised from 18 to 21 years.Read more…


Western Cape takes a sober look at ways to curb drinking

21 September 2017 – The Western Cape’s alcohol harms reduction policy white paper was published last week. It represents the Western Cape’s policy position on alcohol, mitigating its harm and informing potential provincial law changes. Read more…


Amendment to Liquor Products Act widely welcomed

18 August 2017 – The Liquor Products Amendment Bill has been widely welcomed by alcohol industry players who say it will go a long way to curbing illicit trade. The bill provides a framework for the introduction of beer and other fermented beverages into the Liquor Products Act and consequently bring these products under the control of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Read more…


Alcohol industry criticises government’s ‘vague’ socioeconomic study

24 July 2017 – The South African Liquor Brand Owners Association (Salba) has criticised the government’s inadequate socioeconomic impact assessment of the draft Liquor Amendment Bill because of its failure to quantify the effect on jobs and the economy. Read more…