alcohol

Legalizing Alcohol

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It's been 83 years since the end of prohibition and some states are finally feeling the buzz.

A Giant Eagle grocery store in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania has become the first supermarket since prohibition to sell wine in the state. Before this only state owned liquor stores or kiosks had been allowed to sell wine since the nationwide constitutional ban on alcohol that ran from 1920 to 1933. Now the state liquor control board has approved more than 80 supermarkets, restaurants and hotels to sell wine to go.  read more »

An Alcoholic Arrangement

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Feel like a drink while listening to your favorite song; there’s an app for that.

If you’re ever in search of the perfect alcoholic accompaniment to whatever’s playing in the background then take a sip of Drinkify. The app designed by three music fans allows you to plug in the name of the song you are listening to. It will then tell you which type of cocktail would best compliment the song.

Or if you aren’t sure of the song or are looking for a new tune, plug in the name of a musical artist. The app will then suggest some songs by that person as well as the drinks to accompany them.  read more »

Sobering Up

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You would think that the poor economy and rising unemployment would drive people to drink. But pubs in Ireland are facing a sobering reality to go with their empty bar stools.

A report published earlier this week found that Ireland’s per capita alcohol consumption fell by 9.6% last year and is now 21% below their all time peak. Kieran Tobin, Chairman of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland says pubs have been closing at the rate of around one a day and 15,000 jobs have been lost in the last 18 months. And people don’t seem to be knocking back a few anytime soon.  read more »

A Sobering Reality

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Pub crawlers in Britain are going to have to take it down a notch thanks to some new regulations designed to save the government a little money.

The British government says excessive drinking is costing the country 12 billion pounds a year, so they are introducing some new rules to maintain sobriety. Pubs and clubs will be required to ban drinking games and promotions such as women drink free and all you can drink for ten pounds.  read more »