Welcome to the Powerbase Alcohol Portal, a guide to the alcohol industry's lobbying and spin.
Current Worldwide Alcohol Consumption Among Adults, "ChartsBin Statistics Collector" Accessed 3rd October 2011 
The range of problems associated with alcohol underlines why governance and policy is so important to public health in this area and to our society. We examine governance processes and reveal the links between the alcohol industry and public policymakers, and the industry's relationships with the media and scientists. We also review current research and debates and examine the fragmented framework of multi-level structures that govern alcohol to help us assess industry involvement in public health policy circles. Our overriding aim is to highlight relationships between elected and non-elected actors in this field.
A key focus is the Alcohol Industry and those who work for it. In particular we aim to uncover the links with Alcohol Lobby Groups and Alcohol Lobbyists and PR people. We examine the often poorly funded Alcohol NGOs, which struggle to raise public health issues against the plethora of Alcohol Policy Groups and covertly industry funded Alcohol Front Groups. Lastly we look at the science of alcohol and the role played by Alcohol Science and Scientists in the policy process.
See our A-Z of pages on Alcohol here.
Powerbase has a policy of strict referencing and is overseen by a Managing editor and a Sysop and several Associate Portal editors.
The Editor of the Alcohol Portal is Claire Harkins claire.harkins AT powerbase.info.
Interesting booze news
Priority pages on Alcohol
Priority Companies:Just how big are these corporations? At least two are still owned by the founding families. Do all of these firms engage in high level lobbying?
- David Miller and Claire Harkins, Revolving doors and alcohol policy: a cautionary tale, Spinwatch, 24 October 2013
- Gemma McKenna, Government's zeal for minimum pricing means 'pause' in industry co-operation, warns WSTA, Harpers, 27 September 2012,
- David Miller & Claire Harkins, The struggle over Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol has only just begun, ALICE RAP Blog, 21st May 2012
- Leo Hickman, 6th May 2012, The Guardian Diageo to end funding of Heartland Institute after climate change outburst
- BBC News, 10th May 2010, Brazil Senate approves controversial World Cup law
- Lucy Britner, 13th February 2012, WSTA: Scrap alcohol tax hike to give businesses an Olympic boost, Drinks International
- Eurocare, 13th February 2012, European Commission says minimum pricing on alcohol is not impossible