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Alcohol

Casillero del Diablo pushes profit for CYT

Strong sales of Casillero del Diablo have helped push profit at Concha y Toro up 32.2% to Ch$13,248m in the second quarter of 2016, the Chilean wine brand has reported.

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US spends $1m researching drinking habits of lesbians

The US National Institutes of Health has spent nearly US$1 million of taxpayers’ money on researching the drinking habits of lesbian couples to determine what causes them to drink.

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Ireland sees increase in women seeking help for alcoholism

Reports in Ireland are claiming that there has been a spike in numbers of women reaching out for help with alcohol addiction.

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Glasgow pilots bailed after charges of drinking before US flight

Two American pilots have been bailed after being charged with drinking before preparing to fly a passenger jet to the US from Scotland.

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Frost and hail see Austria’s wine yields slashed

Austria’s wine harvest is set to see the lowest volumes since 2010, following damage from frosts and hail earlier this year.

Friday, August 26th, 2016 No Comments »

No ‘safe level’ of drinking says UK government

The UK Government has agreed to lower the recommended level of alcohol consumption to just 14 units per week following a consultation on a report put forward by the UK’s chief medical officer earlier this year.

Friday, August 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Naked Wine crowdfunds Simpson’s first English fizz

Simpson Wine Estate and Naked Wines has launched a crowdfunding exercise to develop an English sparkling wine brand that will be named by investors – but have already vetoed the name ‘Winey McWineface’.

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 1 Comment »

Stanford alcohol ban sends ‘dangerous message’

The US Distilled Spirits Council has criticised Stanford University’s hard liquor ban saying that it sends a “dangerous message” and unfairly singles out spirits.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 No Comments »

Brits toast Olympics with 15m more pints

Sales of wine, beer and cider were given a welcome boost in August with the effects of a heatwave and Olympic celebrations helping to balance an otherwise “torrid year” for retailers.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 No Comments »

Five lies you’ve been told about alcohol

There’s been a slew of information about the pros and cons of drinking alcohol recently, but some myths have been around forever, and not all are as they seem.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 1 Comment »

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