The WHO's Measures are Showing Results

The World Health Organization has recorded a decrease in alcohol consumption in its "Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health." However, it does not yet consider its goal achieved.

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Research Shows Wine Enhances the Impact of the Mediterranean Diet

Clinical trials from Spain have concluded that wine is an important component of the Mediterranean diet. Felicity Carter spoke to the lead researcher.

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Why Should People Drink Wine?

And here is a contribution to the debate from Lorenzo Biscontin, consultant, author and founder of Vinophila Wine Expo. 

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Rethinking the Term 'Neo-Prohibition'

Rod Phillips, noted wine historian and Professor of History at Carleton University, examines the popular new phrase 'neo-Prohibition'.

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Devil's Advocate: Falling Wine Sales. Maybe Taylor Swift is the Answer

Robert Joseph considers some of the ideas that are being discussed as ways to counter neo-Prohibitionism. And comes up with a suggestion of his own.

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Will Lawyers Drive the Move Towards US Neo-Prohibitionism?

US campaigners are beginning to talk about litigation against the alcohol industry. Robert Joseph considers some worrying legal precedents.

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Neo-Prohibitionists and What the Wine Trade Can Do

One of the most interesting panels at Vinitaly was on the topic of the anti-alcohol movement and its impact on consumers. The panellists also discussed ways to push back against disinformation.

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Devil’s Advocate: Wine Has Lost Its Divine Right to Supremacy

Many wine people imagine that their favourite alcoholic beverage is innately superior to any others. Robert Joseph suggests that pursuing this line may not prove to be very productive.

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WHO Shifts Its Alcohol Narratives and the Wine Industry Faces New Challenges

The World Health Organisation has alcohol in its crosshairs. One industry expert tells Felicity Carter that the wine industry needs to pay attention.

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