Tag: alcohol pricing

Alcohol sales up four per cent since minimum pricing | Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

Alcohol sales up four per cent since minimum pricing | Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

Six months after the introduction of minimum pricing in Scotland, data emerges in dribs and drabs. We’ll have to wait for at least a year for official data on alcohol-related deaths, although we may get some modelled estimates and propaganda from the ‘public health’ lobby before then. In the meantime, various sales figures have been […]

Surge in Buckfast sales blamed on minimum pricing ‘trade off’ from ciders | HeraldScotland

Surge in Buckfast sales blamed on minimum pricing ‘trade off’ from ciders | HeraldScotland

IT was a landmark pricing policy designed to transform Scotland’s troublesome relationship with alcohol. But nearly six months after minimum unit pricing (MUP) was introduced, a spike in demand for Buckfast has led to claims that problem drinkers are switching from high-strength ciders to the potent tonic wine. An overall surge in alcohol revenues from […]

Northern Territories minimum unit pricing faces backlash | The Shout

Northern Territories minimum unit pricing faces backlash | The Shout

The Northern Territory became the first jurisdiction to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) on 1 October, as part of the Northern Territory Alcohol Harm Minimisation Plan 2018-19, and retailers are already facing consumer backlash. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Natasha Fyles, issued a media statement suggesting that some retailers may have been unfairly marking up […]

The world’s most expensive whisky to lead Sotheby’s Wine Autumn 2018 Auction series in New York

The world’s most expensive whisky to lead Sotheby’s Wine Autumn 2018 Auction series in New York

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s Wine unveiled the full contents of their autumn 2018 auctions in New York. Led by The Macallan 1926 60 Year Old (Sir Peter Blake Label) as well as an historic offering of Rare Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Wines from the Personal Cellar of Robert Drouhin, the series of four auctions this […]

Bordeaux ’17 Pricing Causes Backlog of Wine Stocks, Liv-ex Says | Bloomberg

Bordeaux ’17 Pricing Causes Backlog of Wine Stocks, Liv-ex Says | Bloomberg

High prices for Bordeaux 2017 compared with similar prior vintages, and restrained demand from buyers focusing on a few top labels, is leading to wine stocks backing up at merchants in the French port and a squeeze on margins through the supply chain, according to London-based online wine market Liv-ex. Average 2017 prices for wines […]

This Derby pub hikes up the price of pints when England are playing | Derbyshire Live

This Derby pub hikes up the price of pints when England are playing | Derbyshire Live

This Derby pub has been found hiking up the prices of pints when England are playing in the world cup. Walkabout in Market Place, owned by Stonegate Pubs, is increasing its prices by up to 30p per drink. However, the business says it is common practice to do this and it is using the extra […]

Rombauer Vineyards shows how luxury wine can raise prices in discount world | North Bay Business Journal

Rombauer Vineyards shows how luxury wine can raise prices in discount world | North Bay Business Journal

“We weren’t focused on the next new fad on developing styles,” he said. “We were focused on varietal purity, making the purest expressions of any variety we were involved with and polishing them every year. That focus helped us become known as a very reliable, committed, serious provider of wines at a favorable price for […]

Minimum unit pricing in England is back under consideration | The Drinks Business

Minimum unit pricing in England is back under consideration | The Drinks Business

Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday, junior health minister Steve Brine said health officials carry out a “review of the evidence for minimum unit price in England,” as part of the government’s commitment to tackling problem drinking. “That’s why we are developing a new alcohol strategy,” he said. Scotland became the first country to […]

SNP’s new minimum alcohol pricing law has HUGE Amazon ‘loophole’ | Express

SNP’s new minimum alcohol pricing law has HUGE Amazon ‘loophole’ | Express

On the day the new legislation came into force north of the Border, we were able to purchase two boxes of drink for considerably less than it would now cost in Scotland. Our order from online shopping giant Amazon was dispatched from Doncaster in South Yorkshire, therefore avoiding the minimum price of 50p per unit […]

Minimum Pricing: English whisky shops near Scots border expect surge in customers | The Scotsman

Minimum Pricing: English whisky shops near Scots border expect surge in customers | The Scotsman

English whisky shops just south of the border are anticipating a surge in Scottish customers following the implementation’s of Scotland’s minimum alcohol pricing laws. Yesterday was a landmark day for Scots as retailers will now need to ensure a unit of alcohol is not priced below 50p. The moves comes as the Scottish Government attempt […]