Colorado: Denver will soon allow drinking in public outside certain bars and restaurants

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Colorado: Denver will soon allow drinking in public outside certain bars and restaurants The Council passed a “common consumption” law that lets people drink in parts of the public right of way with a city permit and permission from the neighborhood. Source: https://denverite.com/ David Sachs Nov. 12, 2019 Everyone knows Denver doesn’t have enough places to drink and a new …

Thanks to alcohol sales, UNC made over $1M from concessions in 3 home games

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Thanks to alcohol sales, UNC made over $1M from concessions in 3 home games Source: https://www.msn.com/ Bryan Fischer  October 15, 2019 The state of North Carolina opening up beer and alcohol sales at sporting events has had a big impact on the flagship university’s bottom line so far this year. According to WTVD ABC 11, UNC sold over 43,000 “units” of …

UT:  Utah ends sales of 3.2 beer

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UT:  Utah ends sales of 3.2 beer First time statute has changed since Prohibition KXLY By Ben Winslow November 3, 2019 SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Mary Carpenter has lived in Utah 74 years and didn’t think she’d ever see the day. “No, no, no,” she said. “I lived in California at one time and you could go to the …

Man carrying multiple cases of alcohol worth $36,000 arrested on little-known law

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Man carrying multiple cases of alcohol worth $36,000 arrested on little-known law Source: https://www.masslive.com/ By Jeanette DeForge November 12, 2019 A New York man was arrested over the weekend for transporting $36,000 in rum, whiskey, sambuca and other alcohol through the state, violating a little-known Massachusetts law. Jia Chen, 36, of Flushing, New York, was arrested on Saturday for unlawful …

Canada:  Saskatchewan’s liquor future uncertain three years after privatization

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Canada:  Saskatchewan’s liquor future uncertain three years after privatization “It’s an ongoing threat to our existence.” Regina Leader-Post By Arthur White-Crummey, Regina Leader-Post November 2, 2019 Time is ticking away at Saskatchewan’s 36 publicly-owned liquor stores. Employees have five months left in their contracts, which guarantee the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) will keep its remaining retail holdings until …

The tests that determine drunken driving are often unreliable, and judges are starting to question them, a New York Times investigation finds

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The tests that determine drunken driving are often unreliable, and judges are starting to question them, a New York Times investigation finds Business Insider By Carmen Reinicke November 3, 2019 Alcohol breath tests, used by police stations across the US, often produce results that are incorrect, an investigation by the New York Times has found. Different states use different brands of …

MI:  New Interactive Map Examines States with the Highest Drunk Driving Fatality Rates in 2018

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MI:  New Interactive Map Examines States with the Highest Drunk Driving Fatality Rates in 2018 FOX 47 News November 4, 2019 LANSING, Mich. — Butler Wooten & Peak LLP has released an interactive map that details drunk driving fatality rates of every state in 2018. Working in conjunction with data visualization firm 1Point21 Interactive, the personal injury law firm analyzed …

VT:  Seven Vermont Liquor Rules Designed to Save Us >From Over-Indulgence 

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VT:  Seven Vermont Liquor Rules Designed to Save Us >From Over-Indulgence Seven Days By David Holub  November 5, 2019 Say you’re a sociological researcher and need to observe drunken human behavior in the wild. The first place you might look is a bar. Ironically (and theoretically), that’s actually the last place you should look around here: In Vermont it’s against the …

Whiskey and the Divided States of America

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Whiskey and the Divided States of America Do you live in a Bourbon state or a Scotch state? The US isn’t just divided along political lines – there is a definite split between malt and Bourbon drinkers. Source: https://www.wine-searcher.com/ By Don Kavanagh  10-Nov-2019 Politics and whiskey rarely mix well, but there is a new schism emerging in the United States dividing …

‘Bring your own’ bottle concept projected to become the UK norm

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‘Bring your own’ bottle concept projected to become the UK norm Source: https://harpers.co.uk/ By Lisa Riley 07 November, 2019 The concept of buying wine and beer in refillable bottles (BYO) could soon become the norm in the UK, according to Waitrose The retailer made the prediction on the back of the “phenomenal results” of its Unpacked pilot launched in June …