Alcoholism

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...

Mellows:

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.