UT: Utah liquor board considers new rules for Oktoberfest and other special events

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UT: Utah liquor board considers new rules for Oktoberfest and other special events The Salt Lake Tribune By Kathy Stephenson June 22 2015 The state liquor commission is close to finalizing new rules for special events that — if in place a year ago — could have avoided the controversy leading up to Snowbird resort’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. On Tuesday, Utah’s …

The real reason your wine costs so much at restaurants

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The real reason your wine costs so much at restaurants   Source: New York Post By Steve Cuozzo June 23, 2015   The same bottle of wine can come with shockingly different price tags at NYC restaurants – what gives? Prices of the same wine can vary due to a number of factors including restaurant location and what customers are …

The Real Reason Diddy’s Arrest Matters

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The Real Reason Diddy’s Arrest Matters   Sean Combs arrest at UCLA could force him to divest from liquor holdings Ciroc & DeLeon   Source: Observer By Ken Kurson 06/23/15   By now, everyone knows that Sean “Diddy” Combs is free on bail after being arrested on three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, including a count of making …

Michigan: Poll: Michigan voters support current alcohol safeguards, oppose more places to buy alcohol

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Michigan: Poll: Michigan voters support current alcohol safeguards, oppose more places to buy alcohol   Source: Byrum & Fisk Communications June 22, 2015   By large majorities, Michigan voters say the state’s alcohol regulations strike the right balance that allows adult consumers to have access to a wide range of beer and wine products – while pricing them affordably, according …

Want to lose weight? Drink red wine

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Want to lose weight? Drink red wine   New research has indicated that an ingredient found in red wine, berries and grapes can help combat obesity   Source: The Independent Siobhan Fenton 22 June 2015   New research has shown that an ingredient in grapes, berries and red wine can help you lose weight.   They all contain an ingredient …

Alcohol Is Good For You? The Public Is Not Convinced

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Alcohol Is Good For You? The Public Is Not Convinced   Source: Science 2.0 June 21st 2015   Decades ago, the American Council on Science and Health said that saturated fats were not as bad as was being portrayed and replacements would be worse. National Resources Defense Council and other scare-story-of-the-month groups had sided with yet another ban on food …

One drink a day ups breast cancer risk by 12%

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One drink a day ups breast cancer risk by 12%   Source: The Spirits Business by Melita Kiely 22nd June, 2015   Just one alcoholic drink a day increases women’s risk of developing breast cancer by up to 12%, new research suggests.   According to a new fact sheet by Alcohol Concern, each drink per day increases the risk in …

Teenage binge-drinking could influence brain into adulthood

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Teenage binge-drinking could influence brain into adulthood   Digital Journal By Sravanth Verma April 29, 2015   New research on rats, supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports that adolescent binge drinking can disrupt gene regulation and brain development.   Such individuals’ brains may show structural and functional abnormalities in the hippo campus, the part …

Wal Mart Stores : WalMart calls state liquor laws discriminatory

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Wal Mart Stores : WalMart calls state liquor laws discriminatory   Source: 4-Trader June 19   Accusing Texas of discriminating against corporations, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. filed new documents Thursday in state and federal courts as part of its push to sell liquor in Texas.   Provisions enforced by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission — especially one banning public companies, like …

‘Radical’ Oz law to breathalyse drinkers in bars

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‘Radical’ Oz law to breathalyse drinkers in bars   Source: The Spirits Business by Annie Hayes 19th June, 2015   New legislation in Australia could see drinkers randomly breathalysed in bars and pubs – with venues fined AU$56,000 if patrons’ blood alcohol levels are deemed “too high”.   If approved, the new laws would give Queensland police the authority to …