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.
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.
Researchers from the University of Sydney have found that the “love hormone” oxytocin mitigates some of the physical effects of alcohol consumption.
While many of Russia’s drinking customs are rooted in tradition, others are aimed squarely at withstanding the pace, as this list shows.
Drinking vinegar, raki and Japanese whisky are just some of the trends predicted to take the spirits world by storm in 2015.
Health professionals should take action against “positive portrayals” of drunkenness on YouTube, which give no regard to the risks of excessive consumption.
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.
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.
British airports have been told to impose tougher restrictions on alcohol sales in the departure lounge following a surge in “air rage” incidents.
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.
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