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Tuesday 3 March 2015

Alcohol

Less means more: Looking at global tax

When it comes to taxes on the drinks industry – both import/export tarrifs and duty – a lower rate doesn’t just mean more jobs and growth, but also less criminality and ill-health, writes Ron Emler.

Friday, February 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Brigitte Bardot saves alcoholic bears

Two bears who were plied with alcohol and forced to live in squalid conditions have been rescued and put on a rehab programme – thanks to Brigitte Bardot.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Love hormone’ lessens effects of alcohol

Researchers from the University of Sydney have found that the “love hormone” oxytocin mitigates some of the physical effects of alcohol consumption.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

How to drink vodka like a Russian

While many of Russia’s drinking customs are rooted in tradition, others are aimed squarely at withstanding the pace, as this list shows.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Five key spirits trends for 2015

Drinking vinegar, raki and Japanese whisky are just some of the trends predicted to take the spirits world by storm in 2015.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Drunk YouTube videos send wrong message

Health professionals should take action against “positive portrayals” of drunkenness on YouTube, which give no regard to the risks of excessive consumption.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Strap-on booze baby seeks funding

In what could be the most bizarre Kickstarter campaign in memory, a US entrepreneur is attempting to raise $70,000 to launch a strap-on booze-filled newborn that you can drink from.

Friday, February 20th, 2015 1 Comment »

Pizza Hut in £60m cocktail bar revamp

Cocktail bars are set to be installed at a number of Pizza Hut restaurants as part of a bid to tap into the young adult market.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Airports pressured to restrict booze sales

British airports have been told to impose tougher restrictions on alcohol sales in the departure lounge following a surge in “air rage” incidents.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Young adults driving teetotal trend

One in five UK adults now identify themselves as teetotal, a rising trend driven by young adults who are increasingly turning their backs on booze.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 No Comments »

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