The Portman Group said Laverstoke Park's product labels breach alcohol responsibility rules

Portman Group and Laverstoke Park Farm: Where is the evidence?

By Publican Sam

I used to have a high regard for the Portman Group, I say "used to" advisedly having seen this report in the Publican's Morning Advertiser on the long-running dispute between this 'august' trade body and Laverstoke Park Farm over...


Getting drunk with Kettil Bruun

By Phil Mellows

As any alcohol policy geek knows, the late Kettil Bruun was the godfather of modern medical temperance.

Pre-loading: many young people are approaching a night out differently by drinking more before leaving home

Minimum pricing: will damage limitation work?

By Poppleston Allen

There has been much recent publicity concerning difficulties the UK on-trade is experiencing in competing in a marketplace where most alcohol sold is now consumed at home.

Alcohol minimum pricing: the industry responds

Alcohol minimum pricing: the industry responds

The Government has proposed a minimum price for alcohol of 45p per unit in a consultation on its Alcohol Strategy. Here are the reactions from key people in the pub trade and beyond.