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Premium wine sales in the US set to decline in 2019

Sales of premium wine in the US are expected to decline again in 2019, according to the Silicon Valley Bank's State of the Wine Industry Report, with a slowdown driven by retiring baby boomers and millennials’ delay in becoming wine drinkers.

US police request for drunk volunteers gets ‘overwhelming response’

A call for three volunteers "to drink hard liquor to the point of inebriation", made by a police department in Pennsylvania, has perhaps unsurprisingly received "an overwhelming response". 

US alcohol sales increased by 5.1% in 2018

A new report has found that alcohol sales in the US rose by 5.1%, the equivalent of US$12.4 billion, to reach US$253.8 billion in 2018, despite the US population drinking less.

Trader Joe’s to sell wine bottle ‘gardens’

US grocery chain Trader Joe's is taking a new approach to recycling, selling wine bottle 'succulent gardens' in select stores for US$12.99.

The West Point Eggnog Riot

January 4th, 2019

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