Gap between light and strong alcohol excise duty dries up
The difference between the excise duty on light and strong alcohol has remained unchanged for a long time; planned tax policy now aims to close the gap.
02.12.2016, Karel ReisenbukPM
A. Le Coq sells 20 mln liters of beer in Finland, emerges as 3rd biggest brand
The Estonian beverage house A. Le Coq sold 20 million liters of beer of the A. Le Coq brand on the Finnish market in the first eight months of this year, emerging as the third biggest beer brand in that country according to a study by Nielsen.
Estonians go to Latvia to bring booze for whole tribe
«Here for the first time, out of mere curiosity,» says Maie Krimm, here in Latvia all the way from Pärnu. The shopping cart pushed by joint effort with husband Jaan holds three cases of beer, several bottles of vodka and some other extra such stuff. The lady says that is not for them alone, for tonight. «We ain't no drunkards!» hollers Ms Krimm and tells us that part of the haul is for relatives.
15.07.2016, Gert SinilooPM
Editorial: can we win the war of the can?
To the headache of Estonian packaging system, beer bottles purchased in Latvia and emptied in Estonia can be returned for money that the buyer never paid.
Prague 1968: «Long live free Estonia!»
In 1968 as Soviet tanks pushed bask an uprising against communist rule in Prague, Czechoslovakia, as Soviet tank crewman startled locals by shouting «Long live free Estonia!» in English.
21.12.2015, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Producers boil over at alcohol policy «favouring Finland»
The government's ever toughening alcohol policy not limited to excise rises but curbing ads and rearranging shelves at stores seems random and based on outdated research and unrelated data, possibly undermining Estonian exports.
26.10.2015, Andres ReimerPM
Finns eye Estonian empty cans cash
Bought on the ferry and sipped home in Finland, the beer cans now accepted at Helsinki West Harbour, are about to sink Estonia's empties-returning system effective for a decade. Namely: the cans can indeed be returned in Helsinki for eight cents, but the guarantee money has actually not been paid for them they way it is when buying from Estonian retail network.
21.08.2015, Hanneli Rudi
Milliste keeleapsudega võib reisil käies tõsiselt ämbrisse astuda?
Erinevates riikides reisides tasub silmas pidada, et kehv kohaliku keele tundmine võib sekeldusi tekitada ka inglise keeles suheldes, sest sõnadel võib olla kohalikus keeles hoopis teine tähendus.
08.08.2015, Siiri LiivaPM
Editorial: «beer and wine audit» makes embarrassing history
Browsing the Estonian Development Fund «beer and wine audit» is first and foremost embarrassing. Let’s not forget: this is a legal person governed by public law, the spirit and basis for activities of which Riigikogu wrote into a specific law. The fund’s money comes from Estonian state.
Soome mikropruulikojad põgenevad Eestisse
Mitmed Soome väikesed õlletootjad on kanda kinnitamas Eestis, kirjutab Helsinkin Times.
Beer market upheld by tourists
Estonia’s beer market has stayed stable ever since the pre-boom times. This, however, is only thanks to tourists who haul ale home in increasing quantities and drink more while here.
17.07.2014, Tõnis OjaPM
State dumps beer millions
Government, headed by the ice drill finance minister Jürgen Ligi, is seeking a filling for a €24m hole in a budget otherwise among the most perfect in Europe.
05.12.2013, Tuuli KochPM
Estonian beverage maker A. Le Coq boosts H1 operating profit 26.7 pct
The beverage maker AS A. Le Coq, a company of the listed Finnish Olvi Oyj group, increased its operating profit for the first half of this year 26.7 percent compared with the corresponding period in 2012 to eight million euros.
The duelling beer biggies
A. Le Coq is lord over South and West Estonia, Saku rules the North and the West.
10.07.2013, Tõnis Oja