Collectors, Taxes and the Modern Day Bootleggers

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Collectors, Taxes and the Modern Day Bootleggers Source: Fred Minnick Blog By Fred Minnick June 15, 2015 The U.S. government wants its booze taxes. Last week, the TTB updated its TTB Tip Line to encourage citizens to report the illegal transactions of “alcohol and tobacco products into domestic commerce without the payment of taxes.” Does this mean the TTB will …

Why shouldn’t alcohol be sold in a free market?

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Why shouldn’t alcohol be sold in a free market? It’s a legal product. Source: Public Action Management By Pamela Erickson June 16, 2015 Advocates who want to loosen or eliminate various alcohol regulations claim our laws are “antiquated, Byzantine, or from the Prohibition era.” Their conclusion is that alcohol should be sold in our free market system just like any …

Drinking is central to college culture – and to sexual assault

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Drinking is central to college culture – and to sexual assault By Emma Brown, Steve Hendrix and Susan Svrluga June 14   Beer pong, body shots and keg stands. Fraternity parties, house parties and bar crawls. College, for many students, is a generously spiked four years. And with all that alcohol comes an increased risk of sexual violence, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation …

Dartmouth funeral home to soon start selling alcohol during visitations

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Dartmouth funeral home to soon start selling alcohol during visitations Truro Daily News By Zane Woodford, Metro Halifax June 16, 2015 DARTMOUTH – A funeral home in Dartmouth will soon become the first in the province to give those grieving the loss of a loved one the chance to do so with a drink. Atlantic Funeral Homes’ Main Street location was …

Powdered Alcohol Products New Challenge in an Era of Needed Regulation

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Powdered Alcohol Products New Challenge in an Era of Needed Regulation   The Journal of American Medical Association Authors: Timothy S. Naimi, MD, MPH1; James F. Mosher, JD2 June 15, 2015   In March 2015, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) approved several powdered alcohol products, sold under the brand name Palcohol, for sale in the United …

Bar pleads guilty in liquid nitrogen cocktail case

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Bar pleads guilty in liquid nitrogen cocktail case Source: The Spirits Business by Amy Hopkins 15th June, 2015 A UK bar has admitted breaching health and safety regulations after a teenager who drank one of its cocktails containing liquid nitrogen had her stomach removed. Gaby Scanlon, of Lancashire, UK, drank two shots of Jägermeister laced with liquid nitrogen while out …

Australia: Alcohol research finds Australians support greater restrictions on industry

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Australia: Alcohol research finds Australians support greater restrictions on industry   Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education says four-fifths of voters want bars to close at 3am, but Australian Hotels Association dismisses findings The Guardian By Melissa Davey April 29, 2015   Four out of five Australians believe pubs, clubs and bars should close by 3am, while more than half …

Is Your Two Buck Chuck Habit Hurting Your Health?

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Is Your Two Buck Chuck Habit Hurting Your Health? When choosing a red wine, vino that’s cheap (cough, boxed wine) is temptingly easy on the wallet, so we had experts weigh on what it means for your health Source: SHAPE By Kaitlin Menza Jun 12th You’re heading over to a friend’s house for dinner and you stop first to pick …

Illinois: INVESTIGATION UNCOVERS MODERN-DAY BOOTLEGGING

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Illinois: INVESTIGATION UNCOVERS MODERN-DAY BOOTLEGGING (Additional Coverage) Illegal alcohol sales cost State of Illinois nearly $30M a year Source: Res Publica Adam Mesirow June 12, 2015 An investigation by the Wine and Spirits Distributors of Illinois (“WSDI”) has found rampant violations of state and federal laws governing the delivery and sale of alcohol – violations that cost Illinois nearly $30 …