Steep alcohol taxes drive Turkey’s drinkers to home-brew

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Steep alcohol taxes drive Turkey’s drinkers to home-brew   Source: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/ Sunday November 19, 2017   Carefully testing the temperature of a bucket of fermenting beer, Onder Ceyhan pushes back the foam to add a touch of yeast to his latest batch of home-brewed drink.   Ceyhan says he, like many others in Turkey, has been driven to brewing his …

Colorado: Colorado grocers have begun buying out liquor-store licenses

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Colorado: Colorado grocers have begun buying out liquor-store licenses   Source: Denver Business Journal November 18, 2017   Nearly a year and a half after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a measure allowing Colorado grocery chains to get more than one full-strength liquor license, two metro-Denver stores have bought out existing liquor stores’ licenses and received permission from the …

Wells Fargo Analyst Sees Beverage Alcohol In Coca-Cola’s Future

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Wells Fargo Analyst Sees Beverage Alcohol In Coca-Cola’s Future   Source: Forbes Thomas Pellechia November 18th   Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey has not ruled out the company getting into the alcohol industry.   Quincey dropped that mini bombshell to CNBC’s Squawk on the Street headquartered on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. His comment was in response to …

When male voles drink alcohol, but their partner doesn’t, their relationship suffers

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When male voles drink alcohol, but their partner doesn’t, their relationship suffers Medical Xpress November 17, 2017 A study of the effect of alcohol on long-term relationships finds that when a male prairie vole has access to alcohol, but his female partner doesn’t, the relationship suffers – similar to what has been observed in human couples. The study, published today …

Are colleges really doing enough to stop fraternity hazing deaths?

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Are colleges really doing enough to stop fraternity hazing deaths? Washington Post By Valerie Strauss November 16, 2017 The headlines keep on coming these days: one school after another taking action to curb the activities of fraternities because of hazing gone wrong. Florida State University recently suspended all Greek life after the death of a fraternity pledge, as did Texas State …

Mixing Energy Drink And Alcohol Poses Serious Risks

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Mixing Energy Drink And Alcohol Poses Serious Risks Tech Times By Allan Adamson November 17, 2017 Drinking energy drink to get an instant boost can be harmful to the health backing up earlier concerns over the potential effects of these fizzy beverages on the body. Energy Drinks Energy drinks primarily contain sugar, caffeine, water, vitamins, minerals and stimulants such as taurine, …

A brief history of alcohol among the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

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A brief history of alcohol among the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians The One Feather By Scott Mckie B.P., One Feather Staff November 16, 2017 The idea of alcohol sales on the Qualla Boundary and on lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has been debated for years.  Recently, the issue has surfaced again so the One Feather has …

Drinks industry reacts to alcohol minimum unit price

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Drinks industry reacts to alcohol minimum unit price Food Manufacture By James Ridler  November 16, 2017   The Scottish drinks industry has warned that this week’s UK Supreme Court ruling in favour of a minimum price for alcohol will hit business and damage exports. Seven Supreme Court judges ruled that legislation on a minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol did …

FSU alcohol ban creates gray areas for student groups

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FSU alcohol ban creates gray areas for student groups Tallahassee Democrat By Ryan Dailey, Democrat staff writer  November 15, 2017 Can the Florida State University Student Bar Association, most of whose members are over 21, book a venue that serves liquor for its premier social event next spring? Can pre-dentistry students on a trip to the Republic of Panama, where they …

Pioneers Of High-Quality Near Beer Are Banking On Non-Drinking Binges

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Pioneers Of High-Quality Near Beer Are Banking On Non-Drinking Binges NPR November 15, 2017 Jeff Stevens decided to give up alcohol when he was 24. He’s 50 now — and he’s had no regrets about going sober for the sake of his health. Except for one thing: He has really missed good beer. “If you’re drinking, you have an infinite …