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Tuesday 31 March 2015


Chinese world’s third biggest drinkers

The Chinese are fast becoming the world’s biggest drinkers outpacing Brits, Americans and the Irish in terms of per capita consumption, new research has revealed.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Wine tasters’ teeth at risk of rapid erosion

Acid in wine can make teeth vulnerable to erosion “within minutes”, with professional wine tasters most at risk, according to new research.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 5 Comments »

Bar apologises for not serving pregnant woman

A bar has apologised to a heavily pregnant women after staff refused to serve her a glass of wine, dividing opinion on what has been described as a “grey area” for bar staff.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 1 Comment »

Scientists engineer ‘hangover-free’ yeast

A yeast engineered by scientists could increase the health benefits of wine and reduce its toxic byproducts, decreasing the risk of a hangover.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 1 Comment »

Brain protein could hold alcoholism cure

US scientists have pinpointed a protein in the brain that could hold a cure to alcoholism, suppressing the urge to continue drinking alcohol.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 1 Comment »

Man with ‘auto-brewery’ gets drunk on chips

For most a bottle of wine or one too many beers is the common cause of feeling a bit worse for wear, but for one man it’s a plate of chips.

Friday, March 6th, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

Trading Standards bust fake vodka distillery

An illegal distillery that made fake vodka from windscreen wash that would have “posed a real threat to public safety” has been shut down by UK Trading Standards.

Monday, February 16th, 2015 No Comments »

NBA star takes wine bath with reporter

Amare Stroudemire of the New York Knicks has opened up about his unconventional ritual of bathing in a tub of red wine, by inviting a reporter to take part.

Friday, February 13th, 2015 1 Comment »

Alcohol death rates at lowest in 15 years

Deaths related to alcohol abuse in the UK are at their lowest level in 15 years, new figures from the Office of National Statistics show.

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 No Comments »

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