New metric spirits measures came into force in the Isle of Man on 30 September 2022. They replaced old imperial spirits measures of fluid ounces and gills. These new measures apply to spirits sold in pubs, clubs and restaurants. Spirits in the Isle of Man have gone metric because it is getting harder for licensees to obtain imperial measuring equipment for spirits.Continue reading “Isle of Man spirits measures go metric”
Ignorance is bliss, or perhaps not
One of our regular contributors, Jake, has drawn our attention to a story that recently appeared on the BBC web site.
Pint-sized beer and cider in British shops
Ronnie Cohen takes a look at the beer and cider on sale in his local shops and supermarket.
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The Cardinals Hat calls time
A pub in Worcester, that for ten years served draught beer by the litre, has now closed due to rising costs.
Bizarre 2/3 pint proposal to go ahead
Despite widespread ridicule, the Government has persisted with the previous Government’s barmy proposal to introduce a 2/3 pint measure for draught beer and cider. Under the pretence of “removing unnecessary red tape”, it has actually resisted calls for genuine deregulation.
Tory spokesman supports centilitres of alcohol
In a commendable outbreak of common sense, Conservative health spokesman, Andrew Lansley, has proposed that, in order to clarify the amount of alcohol being consumed, bottles and cans should be labelled with the quantity of pure alcohol in centilitres rather than in so called “units”. But will this lead to a wider realisation that draught beer should also be measured in litres?
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BIS sticks with pints of beer (but only on draught)
As expected the Business Department has refused to permit sales of draught beer and cider in convenient metric measures – but its reasoning is bizarre.
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