Florida: Bill seeks to remove wall between liquor, groceries

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Florida: Bill seeks to remove wall between liquor, groceries   One of this year’s most heavily lobbied efforts – relaxing an 80-year-old state law that requires liquor stores to be stand-alone facilities – has been uncorked for the 2016 session that begins in January.   Source: News Herald By The News Service of Florida Sep. 27, 2015   One of …

Menu economics: Building a profitable beverage program

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Menu economics: Building a profitable beverage program   Source: NRN Bret Thorn Sep 28, 2015   Alcohol can be a great profit center at restaurants. Beer, wine and spirits are all generally more profitable than food, and their sales are usually incremental to whatever food guests are buying.   But to get the most out of alcohol sales, operators can …

Few college students get alcohol advice from doctors

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Few college students get alcohol advice from doctors   Government researchers say “deplorably” few college students are warned by doctors about dangers from alcohol and drugs or encouraged to cut down or abstain, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.   Source: The Columbian By LINDSEY TANNER, Associated Press September 28, 2015   Government researchers say “deplorably” few …

‘Boozebulance’ ad for drinks delivery firm banned

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‘Boozebulance’ ad for drinks delivery firm banned   Source: The Spirits Business by Amy Hopkins 25th September, 2015   An advertisement for alcohol delivery service Drink Doctor has been banned for portraying alcohol as medical treatment and using terminology such as “boozebulance”.   The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a Facebook advertisement by Manchester-based Drink Doctor for conflating …

There’s ‘cannabis-infused’ beer at Colorado’s Great American Beer Festival

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There’s ‘cannabis-infused’ beer at Colorado’s Great American Beer Festival   Source: Fortune by Chris Morris September 25, 2015   Beer’s biggest show is also a boon for Colorado’s other famous mood enhancing industry.   Beer may be the star of the Great American Beer Festival, but for some of the pilgrims who have traveled to Denver to taste the latest …

Big changes coming for Samuel Adams beer

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Big changes coming for Samuel Adams beer   Source: Fortune by Chris Morris September 26, 2015   The second largest craft brewer in the country, Samuel Adams is unveiling a nitro line of beers. “I want to keep shocking people a little bit,” Jim Koch, founder of Boston Beer Co., told Fortune.   The Boston Beer Co., maker of Samuel Adams …

These places banned booze. Now they’re dealing with something far worse

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These places banned booze. Now they’re dealing with something far worse   Source: Washington Post By Christopher Ingraham September 25   “Dry counties” that prohibit alcohol sales seem to have a bigger meth problem than other counties.   That’s the thought-provoking conclusion of a new paper by researchers at the University of Louisville. In the state of Kentucky, some counties …

India: AAP minister supports lowering drinking age in Delhi

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India: AAP minister supports lowering drinking age in Delhi   The Times of India By Ambika Pandit,TNN September 25, 2015 NEW DELHI: Echoing the long-standing demand to bring down the age of drinking, tourism minister Kapil Mishra on Wednesday came out in support of reducing it from 25 years to 21. Mishra said this while addressing a meet of restaurant …

Early-Maturing Girls With Autonomy at Risk for Alcohol Abuse

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Early-Maturing Girls With Autonomy at Risk for Alcohol Abuse   Medscape By Marcia Frellick September 24, 2015 Early-maturing girls entering secondary school with little supervision from parents have a considerably higher risk for dramatic increases in problem drinking, new research shows.   Findings published online September 21 in Pediatrics include an advisory for physicians: “Practitioners presented with early maturing girls …

The Spirit of Sustainability: The Innovations Behind Eco-Friendly Cocktails

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The Spirit of Sustainability: The Innovations Behind Eco-Friendly Cocktails   Foodtank September 25, 2015 Having a cocktail may seem like a harmless way to relax at the end of a hard day or week. However, these alcoholic concoctions can have considerable costs to the environment during the alcohol production process—the sourcing and agricultural production of crops needed to make the …