alcopop

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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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They are the ones who should be facing a huge hike in tax bills for every bottle of flavoured alcoholic beverage they sell.
Officially FABs - Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages - the drinks were soon nicknamed alcopops, which is now in the Oxford English Dictionary.
Coors Brewers, which like others in the drinks industry prefer to call the products 'flavoured alcoholic beverages' rather than alcopops, said Hooch had been a major success for the firm.
Coors Brewers, which like others in the drinks industry prefers to call the products flavoured alcoholic beverages rather than alcopops, said it was dropping Hooch to concentrate on its Reef brand.
Beer andAle, Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages, Lager, and Low Alcohol Beer and Lager are not considered essential items and therefore consumption patterns have been negatively affected.
Beer andAle, Cider, Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages, Lager, and Low Alcohol Beer and Lager are not considered essential items and therefore consumption patterns have been negatively affected.