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Maine Gov. Vetoes Bill That Would’ve Required Deposit For Mini Alcohol Bottles

In an effort to cut down on roadside litter and give people a chance to make some spare change, Maine lawmakers approved a bill that would require retailers to collect a $0.05 bottle deposit on those mini bottles of booze known as “nips.” But the state’s governor has vetoed the measure, and has offered a few ideas of his own to deal with the litter the bottles create — alternatives that some in the alcohol industry objected to, even before he declined to sign the bill. [More]

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Do You Have To Be 21 To Drink On International Flights?

Just about every college kid who’s flown to Europe knows that when they land they’ll be able to get a beer without the fake ID they paid too much to acquire from their neighbor’s creepy older brother. But can those under-21 travelers drink during that flight? Depends on the airline.  [More]

Caleb Sommerville

America’s Liquor Cabinets Are Seeing A Lot Of Action

If you’ve been heading for your liquor cabinet more often than the beer fridge lately, you’re not alone: For the seventh year in a row, the spirits industry chipped away at beer’s market share. [More]

Olis Olois

Science Says You Aren’t Alone: Drinking Booze Gives Mice The Munchies

Have you ever found yourself informing anyone who would listen after a long night out at the bar, “I could totally take down an entire pizza right now,” and meaning it with your entire heart? You aren’t alone: science says even mice get the munchies when they’re drunk. [More]

Ryan Dearth

The Beer Industry Is Taking A Hit Because Of Legal Marijuana

When it comes time to kick back on the couch and get your buzz on, a new study says consumers in states with legal marijuana may be reaching for the bong instead of a beer. [More]

Quinn Dombrowski

SkyWest Airlines Pilot Arrested On Suspicion Of Operating Flight While Intoxicated

Travelers on a Delta connection flight from Rapid City, SD to Salt Lake City experienced an unusual, but necessary, delay on Wednesday morning when police arrested the pilot on the suspicion that he was intoxicated. [More]

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Brewery Revives 2,500-Year-Old Alcoholic Beverage Found In Ancient Burial Plot

If you thought making beer out of a 260-year-old recipe was neat, the revival of an alcoholic brew after a few thousand years is probably going to pique your interest: after archaeologists uncovered the remains of an alcoholic beverage in an ancient burial plot, a Milwaukee brewery took up the task of bringing the brew back to life. [More]

johndegree

World Wine Output Is At A 20-Year Low As Vineyards Struggle With Rough Weather

If you’re the kind of person who greets a glass of wine with a happy grin, you might want to sit down and take a deep breath before you continue reading: frost, hail, drought, and floods have hit world wine production across Europe and South America hard this year, resulting in a 20-year low. [More]

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Could A Strike At Jim Beam Distilleries Mean A Whiskey Shortage?

More than 200 union workers went on strike over the weekend at two Jim Beam distilleries in Kentucky after voting to reject the most recent contract offer from the world’s top bourbon producer. Does that mean we could see a shortage of the stuff in the future? [More]

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Booze-Serving Utah Theater Can’t Open Until Bar Is Hidden

While it’s perfectly legal to enjoy an alcoholic beverage in Utah, the state has certain restrictions that any business has to comply with before it can serve boozy drinks. That’s why a new arts center planned for Salt Lake City has to make some changes before it can open up to the public. [More]

ShockinglyTasty

New Law Lets New Yorkers Buy Booze At Bars, Restaurants Before Noon On Sundays

New Yorkers, rejoice: you will finally be able to order a mimosa at brunch without waiting for the stroke of noon. [More]

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Booze Industry Pushes Back Against Policy Changes For Moderate Drinking

It’s long been believed that the occasional drink doesn’t do any real harm to most folks’ health, and may in fact provide some benefits. However, as health officials increasingly question the validity of that belief, the industry that stands to lose the most is fighting back with its own research and lobbying dollars.  [More]

Beer And Acetaminophen Supermarket Display Is Hazardous To Your Liver

Beer And Acetaminophen Supermarket Display Is Hazardous To Your Liver

Reader C. was cruising by the beer cooler at his local Hannaford supermarket when he noticed an interesting cross-promotion. There was a mini-shelf attached to the outside of the refrigerator case door, where you might expect to see maybe bottles of chocolate sauce near the ice cream. This mini-shelf in the beer case had… acetaminophen? That’s a pain reliever that can cause liver damage in not-so-high doses, which you shouldn’t combine with alcohol. [More]

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Alcohol Companies Angling For Health-Conscious Consumers With Boozy Seltzer Drinks

If you’re the kind of person who cringes when someone orders a vodka soda, you’ll probably want to skip reading this one. But for those consumers who want an alcoholic drink that’s light on calories, there’s a lineup of companies out there waiting to entice you with various boozy seltzer beverages now on the market. [More]

johndegree

Bakers Want RI Lawmakers To Make It Easier To Buy Wine In Bulk For Special Biscuits

Professional bakers don’t shop the way the rest of us do. When they want to make a delicious treat, they’d rather buy things like flour, sugar, chocolate, and other ingredients in bulk to satisfy consumer demand for desserts. In Rhode Island, bakers are trying to get lawmakers to make the bulk buying experience possible for another ingredient they use a lot of: wine. [More]

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The Global Booze Market Shrank For The First Time In 10 Years

In an about-face from the previous 10 years, the world collectively put down its pints, shots, cocktails, and wine glasses in 2015, with a 0.7% drop in the global booze market. [More]

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California Bar Uses Dynamic Pricing To Sell Shots Of Tequila

While you might associate dynamic pricing — a method that changes the price of an item depending on how much demand there is for it — with airlines, ride-hailing apps, and amusement parks, there’s nothing keeping other industries from giving it a go. Like a California bar that changes the price of tequila shots depending on how popular brands are at the moment. [More]

Why Does My Alcohol-Free Product List Alcohol As An Ingredient?

Why Does My Alcohol-Free Product List Alcohol As An Ingredient?

When shopping for personal care products like antibacterial soap or hand sanitizer, many customers look for brands that don’t contain skin-drying alcohol. So what happens when you pick up an item that’s clearly marked “alcohol-free,” but upon closer inspection, the ingredients list includes at least one “alcohol” component?  [More]