An on-demand alcohol delivery company just raised $4.5 million

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An on-demand alcohol delivery company just raised $4.5 million   C|Net By Max Taves September 1, 2015 Saucey expands beyond California roots as Silicon Valley-backed startups try bringing the liquor store to you.   You can get almost anything on-demand: Weed, cars, massage therapists. Now booze is just the latest thing Silicon Valley believes consumers want to order via app. …

Bartending book with drink names like ‘stripper mom’ pulled by N.H. liquor commission

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Bartending book with drink names like ‘stripper mom’ pulled by N.H. liquor commission   Source: Washington Post By Elahe Izadi September 3   The popular bartending guide includes more than 2,500 drink recipes. Among them are the “panty dropper” and the “stripper mom.” Which, yikes! Why is this news, though?   Well, because the New Hampshire Liquor Commission paid $3,300 …

Texas: TABC Deems Crowlers Illegal For Retail Beer To-Go

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Texas: TABC Deems Crowlers Illegal For Retail Beer To-Go   Source: Houston Press By Phaedra Cook September 2, 2015   Many craft beer fans are well acquainted with growlers, reusable bottles-normally made of amber glass-that bars, grocery stores and beer specialty shops fill with beer on draft for patrons to take home. Crowlers (short for “can growler”) serve exactly the …

These Boston bars are charged with taking bribes from a beer distributor

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These Boston bars are charged with taking bribes from a beer distributor   Source: The Boston Globe By Amanda Hoover 09.02.15   After nearly a year-long investigation, the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) has cited a handful of Boston bars with violating state laws that prohibit breweries and beer distributors from bribing bars to carry their products.   The list …

Bar gimmicks slammed for ‘reckless’ promotion

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Bar gimmicks slammed for ‘reckless’ promotion   Source: The Spirits Business by Amy Hopkins 2nd September, 2015   Trendy bar gimmicks such as serving cocktails in milk bottles and plastic bags, vodka-infused lollies and giant Martini glasses have come under fire for the “reckless” promotion of alcohol.   The New South Wales Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing in Australia …

United Kingdom: Drinkers ‘subsidising’ non-drinkers by £6.5 billion a year

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United Kingdom: Drinkers ‘subsidising’ non-drinkers by £6.5 billion a year   A drain on taxpayers? Drinkers pay their dues three times over, new study claims                                     Source: The Telegraph By John Bingham, Social Affairs Editor 3 Sep 2015   Drinkers are “subsidising” non-drinkers to the tune of £6.5 billion a year, according to a provocative new study rejecting the argument …

On-demand Alcohol Delivery Startup Saucey Drinks To $4.5 Million In Seed Funding

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On-demand Alcohol Delivery Startup Saucey Drinks To $4.5 Million In Seed Funding   Source: TechCrunch Sarah Buhr September 1, 2015   Los Angeles-based on-demand alcohol startup Saucey has delivered good times in a bottle since 2013 but held off raising VC funding till now. The service just pulled in $4.5 million in seed money to make its platform more efficient. …

Wine Glasses Slim Way Down

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Wine Glasses Slim Way Down   Sommeliers say razor-thin rims bring the wine closer; 30% to 50% lighter   Source: WSJ By Ellen Byron Sept. 1, 2015   Phew! Lifting a wine glass is getting easier.   Wineglass makers are slimming down their already delicate stemware, promising that the feel of a lighter glass will enhance the sensations of sipping …

Alcohol addiction is ruining older lives, too

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Alcohol addiction is ruining older lives, too   Source: The Guardian Clare Allan 1 September 2015   Problem drinking among older people is on the increase, with an estimated 20%-25% of over-65s drinking at unsafe levels, according to research published last week by the institute of psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience at King’s College London. Moreover, prosecutions for drink-driving of adults …

Drinkers lose 22 hours of summer to hangovers

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Drinkers lose 22 hours of summer to hangovers   Source: The Spirits Business by Annie Hayes 1st September, 2015   New research has revealed that regular drinkers lose an average of 22 hours of summer to hangovers, with one in four admitting the hangover would stop them from going outside.   The results of the study – which was commissioned …