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Monday, July 18, 2011

News & updates July 2011: wine strength stronger than labelled; Licensing and industry news; Public Health reforms & PbR updates

Wine makers "systematically" understate the strengths of wines, according to a Guardian report. A study found that that 57% of the wines analysed were stronger than on the label; average ABV content was found at 13.6% but the average labelled strength was 13.1%. The analysis also revealed that strength of wine across the world has risen by almost once per cent in recent years.

Pricing, trade and industry

The Guardian explores the minimum pricing plans in Scotland and Greater Manchester. The Scottish National Party have vowed to make action on cheap alcohol a top priority, according to the Daily Record. An interim evaluation report into the 2005 Scottish Licensing Objectives has been published. > > > > Read More