Deciding If Wine Glass Size Matters

The size of a typical British wine glass has ballooned during the past 300 years. Close to 70 ml in 1700, now it is more than six times bigger. Where are we going? To glass, plate, and portion sizes. Wine…

The Economic Significance of Alcohol Consumption

While it is relatively easy to measure how much alcohol consumption varies among countries, identifying a direct economic impact is much tougher.

The North/South EU Divide For Beer and Wine Consumption

Even when we look at beer and wine drinkers, the North/South EU divide is almost as apparent as with unemployment and debt.

The Impact of a Minimum Alcohol Price

The Scotch Whisky Association has taken Scotland’s Parliament to court because of a MUP.  The goal of the MUP–a Minimum-Unit Pricing law–was to reduce alcohol consumption. Where are we going? To the impact of an alcohol price floor. Some Background In 2012,…