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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Spirits

Tough new drink driving penalties passed

New York’s repeat drink drivers could now be jailed for up to seven years due to a new law which aims to lower the number of fatal road accidents.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Royal rhubarb gin released in London

A limited edition gin made from a variety of rhubarb first grown in Queen Victoria’s garden is to launch exclusively at London’s Fortnum & Mason.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 No Comments »

New app helps track alcohol intake

Drinkaware has launched a smartphone app designed to help people monitor their alcohol consumption and set goals to cut back if necessary.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 No Comments »

World’s weirdest alcoholic drinks

From baby mice rice wine infusions to sparkling birch sap wine, we round up some of the world’s weirdest alcoholic concoctions.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 2 Comments »

Drinking two days in a row is a ‘risk’

A UK Government health quango has warned of the dangers of drinking for two consecutive days urging consumers to adopt a “one day on, one day off” rule.

Monday, August 11th, 2014 1 Comment »

Wine body confirms threat of Russian ban

Australian winemakers should “prepare themselves” to be affected by Russian trade embargoes, according to the country’s Wine and Grape Authority.

Monday, August 11th, 2014 No Comments »

MPs call for alcohol label health warnings

UK MPs have warned of “a national crisis” as a result of alcohol misuse, calling for health warnings to appear on all drinks labels, among other measures.

Monday, August 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Brazen thieves steal trolley full of beer

A group of young shoplifters calmly walked out of a busy supermarket with an entire shopping trolley stacked full of beer.

Friday, August 8th, 2014 No Comments »

The week in pictures

London’s Royal Academy launches an exhibition in honour of the classic Martini, and team db sample the cocktail menu at Mark Hix’s latest hip hangout.

Friday, August 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Portable ‘date rape’ detector invented

A team of technologists are seeking funding to launch a pocket-size device capable of detecting whether a drink has been spiked.

Friday, August 8th, 2014 No Comments »

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