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More Teenagers Suffering from Alcoholism: Data

More Teenagers Suffering from Alcoholism: Data

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of teenagers suffering from alcoholism has been on the rise, with the total receiving treatment hitting 7,800 over the past five years, data showed Monday. According to the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service data submitted to the National Assembly, teens categorized as alcoholics increased from 2012 [...]

Consumption of Makgeolli Declines for Three Consecutive Years

Consumption of Makgeolli Declines for Three Consecutive Years

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of Makgeolli, a Korean rice wine, have decreased for three consecutive years after experiencing a boom several years ago. According to a report from the Statistics Korea on October 4, the volume of Makgeolli consumed domestically in the second quarter was 8,8000 ㎘, 3.1 percent down from the [...]

Alcohol Sales Jump since October on Changing Social Mood

Alcohol Sales Jump since October on Changing Social Mood

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of alcoholic beverages have shown an unusual increase since October, a leading retailer said Wednesday, possibly from more people drinking at home after an anti-corruption law took effect.  According to E-Mart, whiskey sales during the Oct. 1-Nov. 21 period rose 11.7 percent compared with the same period last [...]

Alcohol Consumption Survey Spotlights Excessive Drinking among Korean Youth

Alcohol Consumption Survey Spotlights Excessive Drinking among Korean Youth

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Drinking can be fun, and when you’re young, the more the better. But a recent study conducted by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) is sounding an alarm for young Koreans and their heavy drinking culture. The survey, conducted from July 18 to August 15 with the [...]

Export Sales of Korean Traditional Liquor on the Rise

Export Sales of Korean Traditional Liquor on the Rise

BUSAN, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – With the average legal-aged Korean consuming 90 bottles a year, soju is undoubtedly the most popular distilled alcoholic beverage in Korea. Virtually unknown abroad, the drink’s popularity has recently begun to pick up momentum overseas.  Busan-based distiller Daesun is better known for its soju brand C1. According to Daesun, [...]