Welcome to the Powerbase Alcohol Portal, a guide to the activities of the alcohol industry and associated topics.
Current Worldwide Alcohol Consumption Among Adults, "ChartsBin Statistics Collector" Accessed 3rd October 2011 
The range of problems associated with alcohol within society underlines why governance and policy is so important to public health in this area and to society more generally. This portal therefore examines governance processes and aims to reveal the links between the alcohol industry and public policymakers as well as their relationships with the media, scientists and current research and debates within the field. We also review the fragmented framework of the multi-level structures that govern alcohol in order to assess industry involvement in public health policy circles. The overriding aim is to highlight relationships between elected and non-elected actors in this field.
Our key focus is the the Alcohol Industry and its personnel. 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.
Booze in the 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? Would love to know!
- Gemma McKenna Thursday, 27 September 2012, Harpers Government's zeal for minimum pricing means 'pause' in industry co-operation, warns WSTA
- David Miller & Claire Harkins, 21st May 2012, ALICE RAP Blog The struggle over Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol has only just begun
- Claire Smith, 10th May 2012, The Scotsman Diageo issues apology to Brewdog following bar awards debacle
- 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
- Bloomberg News, 14th February 2012, Carlsberg Looks for Acquisitions in Asia as Europe Stagnates