Underage Drinking: A Serious Issue (Opinion)

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Underage Drinking: A Serious Issue (Opinion)   The Sentinel By Kaitlyn Lewis, Opinion Editor August 26, 2015 This fall Georgia enacted a law that seemed to lessen the legal penalties for underage drinkers and drunk drivers. Instead of arresting violators, officers will issue citations.   In unique cases arrests can be made, but Code Section 3-3-23 will, for the most …

Louisiana: How Katrina Spurred A Cocktail Renaissance In New Orleans

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Louisiana: How Katrina Spurred A Cocktail Renaissance In New Orleans   Source: VinePair Francine Cohen August 27, 2015   Cocktail Culture In Post-Katrina New Orleans   In his book, The Cocktail Chronicles, Paul Clarke refers to New Orleans as “the Jerusalem, the Mecca of cocktails.” This is a perfect description for a city that boasts the oldest structure in the …

Five threats to the continued rise of craft beer

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Five threats to the continued rise of craft beer   Source: the drinks business by Dan Fox 25th August, 2015   Psychologists talk about “magical thinking” in children. It’s kids’ ability to believe they really are flying or chasing dragons or have morphed into Power Rangers. Marketers seem to have their own equivalent.   As but one case in point, …

What’s happening to young workers? Ad agency boss complains the under-30s are refusing to drink after work

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What’s happening to young workers? Ad agency boss complains the under-30s are refusing to drink after work   Daily Mail Australia By Cindy Tran August 26, 2015 Many employees enjoy a nice glass of wine or a cold beer after a stressful day at work.   But a senior executive from one of Australia’s biggest media agencies has claimed young …

Don’t blame the beer goggles-they might be a myth

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Don’t blame the beer goggles-they might be a myth   Large in-pub experiment finds that alcohol levels don’t make people prettier.   Source: Arstechnica by Cathleen O’Grady Aug 26, 2015   The existence of “beer goggles”-the tendency to find fellow drinkers growing more attractive as you drink more-is in dispute. A study conducted in a naturalistic setting (that is, a …

Water, Water Everywhere-in Bottles

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Water, Water Everywhere-in Bottles   With flood of new brands, water is on track to outsell soda by 2017   Source: WSJ By Mike Esterl Aug. 27, 2015   Mary Clare Carley leaves home each morning with a gallon water jug and carries it wherever she goes to stay hydrated.   The 34-year-old teacher doesn’t remember when she last drank …

Booze in space: Japanese company sends alcohol to the ISS

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Booze in space: Japanese company sends alcohol to the ISS   Orlando Sentinel By Richard Tribou August 24, 2015 The International Space Station’s liquor cabinet is full up, but the astronauts on board won’t be imbibing anytime soon.   Japanese company Suntory Global Innovation Center has sent six forms of distilled liquor up to space on board the Japan Aerospace …

Napa Valley wine train ‘100 percent wrong’, says CEO

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Napa Valley wine train ‘100 percent wrong’, says CEO   Source: Decanter Chris Mercer August 25, 2015   The chief executive of the Napa Valley wine train has apologised for his staff’s ‘insensitive’ actions after their decision to eject 11 women spurred a wave of criticism on social media.   Some Twitter and Facebook users saw the Napa Valley wine …

Amazon expands Prime Now, offers U.S. alcohol for first time

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Amazon expands Prime Now, offers U.S. alcohol for first time?   Source: Reuters Brendan McDermid August 25, 2015   Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said on Tuesday it will begin delivering wine, beer and spirits to U.S. customers for the first time as part of its speedy delivery service, Prime Now.   The online retailer is expanding Prime Now, its one- and …

Affluent over-65s more likely to drink at dangerous levels: One in five breach guidelines on safe levels of consumption

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Affluent over-65s more likely to drink at dangerous levels: One in five breach guidelines on safe levels of consumption       Wealthier and better-educated pensioners more likely to drink to excess     Comes after scientists analysed the drinking habits of 28,000 over 65s     Also found that men more likely to breach drinking guidelines than women   Source: Daily Mail …