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Brewers get invitation to big fat Indian weddings

Big fat Indian weddings — which typically displayed opulent bars with champagne, cocktails and hard spirits — are becoming buzzing venues for leading brewers.

Liquor sales slip as poll curbs dampen spirits

Sales of beer grew 5% while those of spirits expanded 2% during the April-June quarter, according to GlobalData, a UK-based research firm.

Good news for tipplers! Seized liquor to satiate you at far lower cost in Delhi

Text: Alok KN MishraIn good news for tipplers, the excise department may soon put up its stock of seized liquor for sale at less than regular rates.

Anheuser-Busch InBev sets aside $55 million for tax liabilities in India

The brewer has challenged the capital gains tax demand over acquisition of SAB Miller.

Diageo asks Centre for policy reforms in states for spirits industry

Stressing on the need for a 'stable and simplified policy regime', the spirits maker also said there is a need for a comprehensive regulatory reform for the sector.

Karnataka High Court dismisses United Spirits' plea for release of IDBI-held shares

Vijay Mallya, UBHL had pledged shares for securing loans for Kingfisher Airlines.

More non-alcoholic beer coming your way

United Breweries (UB), controlled by Heineken, is launching Heineken 0.0, a zero-alcohol version of the beer brand, while AB InBev will roll out Budweiser 0.0 next week across the country.

Yogi tweaks liquor policy, UP excise collection up by 48%

The auditor has compared the excessive charges on specific liquor brands, a big share of which went to the distilleries, as compared to the prices in neighbouring states of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.

Highway ban hangover cured, Indian whisky joins party

India does not have a dominant indigenous liquor similar to baiju in China or Russian vodka, the market is dominated by locally produced IMFL.

United Spirits earns over 10% of operating profit from cricket in FY19

Royal Challengers Bangalore rakes in moolah for United Spirits despite a poor IPL.

Happiness brewing in neighbouring Bhutan for desi beer makers

From contract brewing and bottling of craft beer to procuring licences, Bhutan scores ahead of India, said marketers.

Sula's 2019 grape crushing up by 50%

Sula's 2019 grape crushing up by 50%

Sula said it expanded its cellar capacity by 20 lakh litres, up by about a fifth.

Election dry days hit bars, restaurants

Election dry days hit bars, restaurants

Multiple dry days this year, particularly around elections, have severely dented sales in restaurants and hotels.

Microbreweries honing art of bottling craft

Microbreweries honing art of bottling craft

Several microbreweries plan to launch bottled units of craft beer, but large-scale production remains a challenge.

China, India boost global booze binge: Study

China, India boost global booze binge: Study

The world consumed ten percent more alcohol per adult in 2017 than in 1990, due in large part to heavier and more widespread drinking in China and India, researchers said Wednesday.On current trends, global consumption per capita will rise another 17 percent over the next decade, they reported in The Lancet.

India's alcohol intake up by 38% in seven years: Lancet Study

India's alcohol intake up by 38% in seven years: Lancet Study

The study measured per capita alcohol consumption using data from the WHO and the Global Burden of Disease study.

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