How the margarita got its name

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How the margarita got its name   Source: FoxNews Ali Rosen May 28, 2015   There is nothing better in summer than sitting outside with a cold margarita – or as Jimmy Buffet might say, wasting away in Margaritaville.   But while it seems the potent combination of tequila, triple sec and lime has always been with us, there was …

Middle aged drinkers are going to have drink problems

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Middle aged drinkers are going to have drink problems   Source: Drinks International By Christian Davis 28 May, 2015   Approximately 3.4 million middle aged people who drink regularly are going to have health problems, according to an alcohol education charity.   Drinkaware says the UK’s “hidden drinkers”, regularly drink above the lower risk limits, despite many recognising the potential …

Eatery Near Texas Biker Shootout Sues Twin Peaks

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Eatery Near Texas Biker Shootout Sues Twin Peaks   Source: Law360 By Alex Wolf May 22, 2015   A Waco, Texas, restaurant closed by law enforcement authorities after the deadly biker gang shootout at the neighboring Twin Peaks restaurant sued Twin Peaks on Friday for gross negligence, asking for $1 million in compensation for property damage and loss of business. …

Deadly Twin Peaks shooting heightens restaurant security concerns

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Deadly Twin Peaks shooting heightens restaurant security concerns   Event spurs other brands to evaluate policies   Source: NRN Ron Ruggless May 22, 2015   Security concerns were heightened among restaurants in the wake of the shootings last Sunday at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, which ended with nine people dead, 18 injured and 170 suspects arrested.   …

The Ban on Beer Cocktails-And Other Stupid Booze Rules

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The Ban on Beer Cocktails-And Other Stupid Booze Rules   Source: Newsweek By Jacob Grier 5/23/15   Is it legal to mix beer and spirits together into the same cocktail, as bartenders have been doing for centuries? In 49 states, the answer is unequivocally yes.   But in Virginia, a state known for having some of the nation’s most restrictive …

Top reasons beer is actually good for you

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Top reasons beer is actually good for you   Source: Fox News / The Daily Meal May 21, 2015   Beer lovers, rejoice! Not only does beer taste great, and make you feel “buzzed” on life, beer is also good for you. Well, in moderation.   As pints are poured in bars and restaurants across the country, know that drinking …

Map: How the U.S. is a lightweight among the world’s booziest nations

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Source: Washington Post By Rick Noack May 13 Does consuming 100 bottles of wine a year sound like a lot? It turns out that this is actually the average alcohol consumption per person in many wealthy countries, according to a recent report. With the equivalent of a little more than 85 wine bottles per year, Americans consumed less than citizens …

TX: Texas Dram Shop Bill Requires Bars Buy Liquor Liability Insurance

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TX: Texas Dram Shop Bill Requires Bars Buy Liquor Liability Insurance   Claims Journal May 14, 2015 A recently proposed state bill from Democratic Rep. Chris Turner is aimed at making sure all Texas bars and restaurants that derive the majority of their revenue from alcohol sales have liquor liability insurance.   The refiled “dram shop” liability bill, House Bill …

NHTSA Releases New Study on DUI Recidivism SCRAM alcohol monitoring linked to behavior change

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NHTSA Releases New Study on DUI Recidivism SCRAM alcohol monitoring linked to behavior change   PR Newswire May 14, 2015 DENVER, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Recently released research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) is giving communities new reasons to consider high-tech solutions to combat drunk driving.   In April NHTSA published a study that looked at how …

The Dangers of ‘Overage’ Drinking

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The Dangers of ‘Overage’ Drinking   Aging boomers, retirement boredom and a penchant for booze portend a perilous cocktail.   Source: US News By Kimberly Leonard May 13, 2015   An extra shot of bourbon. One more glass of chardonnay.   “Having another” can often go unnoticed or ignored when it’s an older adult who’s doing the drinking. After all, …