Craft Breweries Adding Booze To Root Beer Because Why Not?

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Craft Breweries Adding Booze To Root Beer Because Why Not?   Consumerist By Mary Beth Quirk July 21, 2015 Either way you look at it — adding booze to root beer or adding root beer to booze — it’s a combination that makes sense: Root beer is delicious, people like drinking alcoholic beverages, so why not have a hard root …

How Social Networks Impact Alcohol Purchases

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How Social Networks Impact Alcohol Purchases   AdWeek-Social Times By David Cohenn July 21, 2015 How much influence do friends and social networks have on decisions to purchase beer, wine and spirits? Gallons, according to marketing platform Crowdtap.   Crowdtap conducted a poll of consumers, and its findings included:   97 percent of respondents have taken peer recommendations into consideration …

Don’t be surprised – drinking in moderation can be good for your health: PennLive letters

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Don’t be surprised – drinking in moderation can be good for your health: PennLive letters   Source: PennLive Letters to the Editor July 22, 2015   An interesting study from the American College of Cardiology found that adults over 65 who walked briskly, engaged in leisure activities, drank moderately, didn’t smoke and avoided obesity could significantly reduce their risk of …

Tales of the Cocktail: New Orleans event proves booze industry knows how to party

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Tales of the Cocktail: New Orleans event proves booze industry knows how to party   The Crescent City’s annual gathering for liquor industry leaders is an ‘endurance test’ of seminars, tastings and, of course, daunting amounts of booze   Source: The Guardian Paul Oswell in New Orleans 21 July 2015   The relentless humidity of July in New Orleans doesn’t …

Interlocks aren’t the only answer

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Interlocks aren’t the only answer   Source: The Hill By Sarah Longwell July 21st   We’ve come a long way from the days when drunk drivers were simply driven home with little more than a slap on the wrist. In 1980, more than 21,000 Americans died in alcohol-related traffic accidents. Since then, we’ve cut annual drunk driving deaths by more …

US bill could lift drinks post ban

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US bill could lift drinks post ban   Source: the drinks business by Neal Baker 21st July, 2015   A century-old ban on sending alcohol through the US Postal Service could be lifted if a new bill makes its way through Congress.   The USPS Shipping Equity Act has been introduced to the House of Representatives by Californian Democrat Jackie …

New Zealand: Time to get tough on supermarkets and liquor

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New Zealand: Time to get tough on supermarkets and liquor   Source: Stuff Editorial July 21, 2015   Supermarkets are at the centre of the alcohol problem. They provide super-cheap liquor at places where everyone can buy it. They also use their well-honed marketing skills to get the greatest sales. The liquor has traditionally been crowded into the entrance and …

Police: 4 Killed in NY Wine Country When Pickup Hits Limo

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Police: 4 Killed in NY Wine Country When Pickup Hits Limo   Source: ABC News Jul 19, 2015   A 55-year-old Long Island man pleaded not guilty Sunday to driving while intoxicated after his pickup truck crashed into a limousine carrying eight young women, killing four, law enforcement officials said.   The group – friends since high school now in …

Group wants ‘alcohol does not equal consent’ label on beer, wine and liquor bottles

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Group wants ‘alcohol does not equal consent’ label on beer, wine and liquor bottles   Idea inspired by warnings on cigarette packages, says McGill student behind campaign   Source: CBC News Jul 20, 2015   When a major U.S. brewer marketed one of its brands as “the perfect beer for removing ‘no’ from your vocabulary for the night,” some saw …