Alcohol will ‘disappear’ within a generation, claims scientist

A neuropsycho pharmacologist, and the UK's former chief drugs officer, believes traditional alcohol will disappear from Western societies "within a generation" and replaced with healthier alternatives, with a younger generation increasingly shunning booze.

Ex-Russian minister mistakes $2 million cash for alcohol

A former Russian economy minister has denied accepting a bribe in return for approving the sale of a state-owned oil company in Russia, claiming he mistook a bag filled with $2 million in cash for a gift of alcohol.

Top 10 drinks books for Christmas 2017

With the season for giving well upon us, we have rounded up a selection of this year's hottest drinks-related books for the enthusiastic imbiber in your life – from distillery cats and volcanic wines to creative cocktails.

Irish authorities seize counterfeit alcohol worth €460k

Irish authorities in County Louth seized €460,000 worth of counterfeit spirits after finding a large-scale plant for processing denatured industrial alcohol. 

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