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alcopop

A popular term for any of the alternative beverages that were formulated in response to an increase in the US federal wine tax in the early 1990s. The spirits industry responded by moving away from wine coolers to malt-based alcoholic beverages including "hard" lemonades and fruit coolers and drinks.

alcopop

Substance abuse A cider, juice or other beverage which has been commercially 'spiked' with a low amount of alcohol–eg, ±5%; some authorities believe alcopops may lead to future heavier alcohol use. See Alcohol, Wine cooler.
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Pia Cayetano has sought the recall of alcopops from stores and called for their repackaging.
The senator urged manufacturers to change the packaging of alcopops, noting that the drink has a 'very colorful' packaging that could be attractive to children.
Those rules should be expanded so they consider how alcopops are marketed as well.
Shadow Chancellor George Osborne said: "All the conversations I have had over the last year with police officers, supermarkets and those whose lives are made miserable by the behaviour of binge drinkers have convinced me that we need to take targeted action against the super-strength drinks and alcopops favoured by young drinkers.
He said, "All the conversations I have had over the past year with police officers, supermarkets and those whose lives are made miserable by the behaviour of binge drinkers have convinced me that we need to take targeted action against the super-strength drinks and alcopops favoured by young drinkers.
According to some participants in several focus groups for the survey, conducted by the Center for Applied Research Solutions, many youths perceive alcopops to be "unmanly" drinks that are essentially for girls.
Sales of alcopops have fallen by 22% in three years, their demise blamed on a desire for more sophisticated drinks such as cocktails.
Prosecutor Christine Egerton told Teesside Crown Court the youngsters had alcopops taken from them by Pearson in a 3am ordeal.
Consumption of beer increased by 12.6%, consumption of wine by 3.1% and consumption of spirits by 3.7%, while consumption of alcopops decreased by 6.5 million litres.
British drinkers are losing their taste for alcopops, according to a new report.
Psychologists from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, (Uwic) are calling for a change in parental attitudes to alcohol after research showed alcopops have replaced fizzy drinks at many children's parties.
In a relatively short amount of time, sweet-flavored alcoholic brews, or "alcopops," have swept across the country and have captured the attention of consumers under the legal drinking age of 21.