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Happy hour as judges test cocktails

Published 20/07/2011 | 17:10

Senior Swiss judges tested a drinks company's products to rule whether they are sweet enough to be taxed as alcopops
Senior Swiss judges tested a drinks company's products to rule whether they are sweet enough to be taxed as alcopops

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Judges at one of the Switzerland's highest courts held a mid-morning cocktail event to determine whether a drinks company's canned beverages are sweet enough to be taxed as alcopops.

The Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger said two judges and a court clerk convened the 10am tipple at the Federal Administrative Court in Bern on April 14.

They tested each of the company's five drinks twice - with and without ice.

Representatives of the Swiss Alcohol Board and Zurich drinks importer Bevis joined in too.

The court confirmed on Wednesday that the judges' verdict was that the drinks tasted like alcopops.

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