Guidance

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Guidance on Labelling Gin Liqueurs and Spirit Drinks

Guidance on Labelling Gin Liqueurs and Spirit Drinks

UPDATED APRIL 2024 As part of the ‘Primary Authority’ partnership with The Gin Guild Limited, Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards have assessed the labelling requirements for labelling of Gin Liqueurs and Spirit Drinks, and have provided the following appropriate guidelines, issued as Primary Authority Advice that is Assured, as to labelling of Gin Liqueurs and Spirit Drinks.

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Alcohol alternatives – new rules and guidance

Alcohol alternatives – new rules and guidance

Following a public consultation earlier this year, CAP has announced new rules on alcohol alternative product advertising which will come into force on 14 May 2024. These rules are accompanied by detailed guidance to help advertisers understand where the ASA Council...

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Alcohol alternatives – new rules and guidance

Latest guidance from CAP

Fake Endorsements In Ads Makes Everyone Sad: A Look At Influencer Reviews “I heartily endorse this event or product”, Krusty the Clown once stated, but one wonders if he’d be fully compliant with the UK Advertising Codes? For one thing, we’d general require modern-day...

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Differences between the Spirit Drinks Requirements for the British market and the European Union / Northern Ireland market

Differences between the Spirit Drinks Requirements for the British market and the European Union / Northern Ireland market

The new EU Spirits Drinks Regulation 2019/787 as amended by EU 2021/ 1465 replaces Regulation 110/2008 in the European Union (EU) and Northern Ireland (NI). The old Regulations remains applicable for products placed on the Great Britain (GB) market, with the exception of the new rules for geographical indications, which came into force in May 2019 and remains applicable within GB.

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Misleading labelling is Hard to Swallow

Misleading labelling is Hard to Swallow

Drinks retailers need to recognise their obligations to describe products correctly, advises The Gin Guild, as it continues its campaign to challenge “deliberately misleading” labelling of drinks which are wrongly called gin. Nicholas Cook, the Gin Guild’s Director...

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Gin Navigator – Gin, production and designated categories. An outline ‘need to know’ guide for producers and retailers.

Gin Navigator – Gin, production and designated categories. An outline ‘need to know’ guide for producers and retailers.

Gin has been around for hundreds of years. Most know that it is a spirit flavoured with botanicals and that the key botanical is juniper.

Having a long and varied history however meant that, when it came to preparing regulations to cover the category (as was the case with many other spirit categories being regulated across the EU at the same time), the provisions had to reflect and cover (and standardise), the production and key requirements in place at that time.

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Staying on top of Intellectual Property

Staying on top of Intellectual Property

Ciara Cullen, a Partner at international law firm RPC (and a previous Ginposium speaker), and colleagues have issued a helpful reminder and update on intellectual property issues. Whether you are just starting out or launching a new product, there are a wealth of...

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Gin Guild trade enforcement, a proven role

Gin Guild trade enforcement, a proven role

The Gin Guild, working with the support of our retained Solicitors Birketts LLP, who were instructed and on standby to issue civil legal proceedings, took swift action this month to secure withdrawal of The Pentone Family Ltd’s so called Red Storm Gin and Ocean Storm...

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FREE POSTER: Safe Handling of Gin

FREE POSTER: Safe Handling of Gin

Playing with fire – Safe handling of gin The excitement and interest in gin is a cause for celebration. An explosion in brands is one thing, but with the increased numbers of new and often comparatively inexperienced distillers and also ‘gin-schools’ (particularly...

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