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2008-08-11 09:01:07

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d4a6bb/alcoholic_drinks_i) has announced the addition of the "Alcoholic Drinks in Iran" report to their offering. This market report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing...

2008-08-09 03:00:21

By Jernigan, David Wedekind, Jennifer PEOPLE WERE DRINKING ALCOHOL long before the alcohol industry hooked up with Madison Avenue, but the beer, wine and liquor companies clearly believe advertising affects consumption patterns. Alcohol companies spend close to $2 billion every year advertising in the United States alone. From 2001 to 2007, they aired more than 2 million television ads and published more than 20,000 magazine advertisements. Such heavy advertising inevitably leads to heavy...

2008-08-07 06:00:31

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/902084/alcoholic_drinks_i) has announced the addition of the "Alcoholic Drinks in Azerbaijan" report to their offering. This market report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic analysis of key factors...

2008-08-01 03:00:24

By Martha Stoddard, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 1--LINCOLN -- Other states are watching what Nebraska decides about taxing and regulating flavored malt beverages, according to a national alcohol policy consultant. By deciding to treat the products as distilled spirits, Nebraska would add momentum to national efforts to keep the drinks out of the hands of minors, said James Mosher, the California-based consultant. "They're starter beverages," Mosher said Thursday. "It's a way to drink...

2008-07-31 21:00:28

By Martha Stoddard, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 31--LINCOLN -- Other states are watching what the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission decides about taxing and regulating flavored malt beverages, a national alcohol policy consultant said today. By deciding to treat the products as distilled spirits, Nebraska would add momentum to national efforts to keep the drinks out of the hands of minors, said James Mosher, the California-based consultant. But Marc Sorini, with the Flavored Malt...

2008-07-03 12:00:41

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bc8bff/nonalcoholic_beve) has announced the addition of the "Non-alcoholic Beverages: The Consumer in the United States 2008" report to their offering. This report is the second in a two-part series on the beverage market. It provides a consumer-centric view of the current market, trends and future opportunities. More specifically, the report addresses the following issues: - How shifts in the demographic composition...

2008-06-30 06:02:33

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Chris Waldrop of Consumer Federation of America, +1-202- 797-8551, cwaldrop@consumerfed.org; or Noa Rabinowitz, +1-202-974- 5012, rabinowitzn@ruderfinn.com, for Consumer Federation of America Review Underscores Need for Government Action to Mandate Standardized and Complete Alcohol Label WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While continuing to press the federal government to require standardized labeling information on all beer, wine and...

2008-06-18 12:00:39

By ROBBIE DINWOODIE and CAROLYN CHURCHILL HOUSEHOLD brands of wine, spirits and cider face sharp price increases under draconian measures outlined by ministers yesterday to break Scotland's drink culture. The radical plans to enforce a minimum price for a unit of alcohol provoked a furious backlash from the industry which claimed it would penalise many ordinary drinkers. Under indicative figures issued by the Scottish Government, a level of 35p for a unit of alcohol would see the price...

2008-06-18 06:00:21

By Martin Flanagan SPIRITS giant Diageo, Scotland's biggest whisky producer, has launched an American legal action against a regulatory ruling that has raised the taxes on its flavoured beer products by 1,600 per cent. Diageo-Guinness USA has taken the case to the California Superior Court in Sacramento County in a joint action with the Flavored Malt Beverage Coalition, a Diageo spokesman confirmed yesterday. Gary Galanis, Diageo-Guinness USA's vice-president for corporate...

2008-06-17 12:00:56

IS THE Scottish Government looking through the wrong end of the telescope in its attempt to curb the national alcohol problem? Its aim is to attack the blight of excessive drinking at grassroots level, principally by raising the legal age for the purchase of alcohol from supermarkets and off-licences from 18 to 21. Further legislation is likely to set minimum prices for alcohol and end the practice of cut-price booze promotions. All of this is aimed primarily at young drinkers because...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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