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Why a Number of New Bars Don't Actually Serve Booze

They're opening up as more people experiment with sobriety

(Newser) - There’s something missing from a new wave of bars opening around the world: Alcohol. Aimed at the growing number of people exploring sobriety, the bars pour adult drinks like craft cocktails without the booze, the AP reports. At 0% Non-Alcohol Experience, a futuristic bar in Tokyo, patrons can sip...

Whiskey Makers Try to Hack Tradition

New processes might eliminate the need for the usual aging process

(Newser) - Most people want to turn back time. Among whiskey makers, a quest has evolved to speed it up. Last fall, Silicon Valley startup Bespoken Spirits made headlines by raising $2.6 million in seed funding to introduce a rapid-aging process that would nix having to mature whiskey in barrels, which...

New Dietary Guidelines Skip 2 Controversial Suggestions
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New Dietary Guidelines Skip 2 Controversial Suggestions

USDA rejects idea to further cut alcohol and sugar intake, weighs in on breastfeeding

(Newser) - The official new dietary guidelines for Americans have been updated for the first time in five years, and they might be more notable for what they don't include. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the federal guidelines don't call for cuts in alcohol and sugar intake. Over the...

This May Be a Surprisingly Easy Way to Rid Body of Alcohol
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This May Be a Surprisingly Easy Way to Rid Body of Alcohol

Breathing hard speeds up process, and device helps people do so without passing out

(Newser) - When a patient turns up in the ER with alcohol poisoning, doctors don't have many options when it comes to getting the booze out of their system. Dialysis works but isn't always practical, meaning it's up to the painstakingly slow liver to get the job done, explains...

Van Gogh's Deliriums Tied to Alcohol Withdrawal
Van Gogh's Deliriums
Tied to Alcohol Withdrawal
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Van Gogh's Deliriums Tied to Alcohol Withdrawal

Forced withdrawal in hospital may have triggered 'unbearable hallucinations'

(Newser) - More than a century after his death, people remain fascinated with Vincent Van Gogh's life, particularly the last few years , which were marked by mental illness. Indeed, a new study focusing on that most-productive period suggests he didn't have schizophrenia but may have been suffering from delirium linked...

No More Pints or Pimm's Here for Now

Alcohol sales banned in British Parliament's bars, restaurants as COVID restrictions are tightened

(Newser) - Don't expect to grab a pint at your favorite Parliament watering hole anytime soon. Starting Saturday, alcohol is banned at all House of Commons venues, in what Speaker of the House Sir Lindsay Hoyle says is an attempt to bring the governmental institution "into line with the national...

Opening More Bottles Than Usual? You're Not Alone
Opening More Bottles Than
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Opening More Bottles Than Usual? You're Not Alone

Study finds Americans 30 and older are drinking booze 14% more during pandemic than last year

(Newser) - If you've been throwing back more vino than you used to, join the stuck-at-home crowd. A new study conducted by the Rand Corporation has found that Americans are drinking alcohol 14% more often during the pandemic than they used to, with NPR citing everything from Zoom happy hours to...

Taco Bell's Newest Menu Item Is Simply Intoxicating

Chain's Canadian outpost to offer 'Jalapeno Noir' red wine for $20 a bottle

(Newser) - Starting five years ago, Taco Bell crossed over into boozy beverages, offering liquor-spiked Mountain Dews and punches , margaritas, and even its first branded lager , which seem to make sense with such fare. Now the fast-food chain has an alcohol addition that's slightly more upscale (and "democratizing," per...

Experts Halve Recommended Alcohol Limit for Men

It's now 1 drink a day, same as for women

(Newser) - If you decide to have an alcoholic drink, limiting yourself to one a day is best—whether you’re a man or woman. That’s the new advice experts are recommending for the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are scheduled to be updated later this year for the first...

Spirits Industry First: a Paper Bottle

Diageo announces Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky will have plastic-free packaging starting next spring

(Newser) - Tired: drinking out of a paper bag. Wired: drinking out of a paper bottle. Starting next year, you'll be able to do the latter, thanks to a spirits industry first. Reuters reports that Diageo—maker of such brands as Tanqueray, Captain Morgan, and Smirnoff, among others—has teamed up...

In This Country, a COVID Curfew, Reimposed Booze Ban

South Africa's president says steps are needed to fight the 'coronavirus storm'

(Newser) - South Africa has seen more than 12,000 new COVID-19 cases daily over the past few days, trailing only the US, Brazil, and India on that figure, and health officials are now issuing warnings that shortages of hospital beds and oxygen are looming. That was the dire message delivered Sunday...

As One Country Reopens, People Buy Booze for First Time in 2 Months

As South Africa eases lockdown, many head to the liquor store instead of to work

(Newser) - Many South Africans spent their Monday morning lining up outside liquor stores, reports the AP , as alcohol sales were allowed again after a two-month ban because of the coronavirus outbreak. But while South Africa—with the continent's most developed economy and the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19—...

Walmart Sells Shirts, Not Pants Amid Coronavirus

The pandemic is also affecting real estate and book sales

(Newser) - When you teleconference, no one can see your pants—and that's driving a spike in shirt sales as more Americans work at home during the coronavirus pandemic, USA Today reports. "We're seeing increased sales in tops, but not bottoms. So, people who are concerned, obviously, from the...

Hand Sanitizer, All Gone? These People Give It Away

Distilleries are pitching in during the coronavirus pandemic

(Newser) - Trying to buy hand sanitizer? Then you know it's increasingly unavailable or overpriced. That's why distilleries across America are stepping up and cranking out their own product during the coronavirus pandemic, CBS News reports. Whether it's the Old Fourth Distillery in Atlanta, the Durham Distillery in North...

Tito's Warns It Doesn't Protect Against Coronavirus

When turned into a homemade hand sanitizer, that is

(Newser) - With hand sanitizer flying off shelves as a result of the coronavirus, recipes for homemade versions have been popping up online. The problem is, "if made incorrectly, it can be downright harmful," reports CNN . The solution must be made with at least 60% alcohol, which rules out use...

Cross in Jagermeister Logo Comes Under Fire

Swiss court dismisses claim that it's an affront to Christians

(Newser) - Jägermeister has emerged the victor in a Swiss court case in which its logo was painted as an insult to Christians. The logo, featuring a cross hovering over the head of a stag, is based on the legend of the 8th-century Christian saint Hubertus, an avid hunter, who is...

'Smelly, Brown Liquid' Coming From Taps Is a Shocker

(Newser) - A "smelly, brown liquid" poured out of the faucets of an apartment building in southern India on Monday. So why is it international news, and why were the residents "bemused," as the BBC puts it? Because the liquid wasn't just water but a combination of water,...

Americans Are Drinking More, and Here's Why

Seems there's a cultural change, and no 'policy response to match it'

(Newser) - Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted. What's more, it's been rising for two decades, and it's not clear when it will fall again. That’s the picture painted by federal health statistics, which show a rise in per-person consumption and increases in emergency...

2 Drinks a Day Is OK? Not Anymore, Says Council

Australian health council changes alcohol guidelines for first time since 2009

(Newser) - If you've been feeling pretty good about your alcohol consumption, making sure to never go over the recommended maximum of two drinks per day, we have bad news: You have to start keeping it to 1.4 drinks a day, at least according to one group of experts. Australia'...

'Perfect' Whiskey Collection Is Going Up for Sale

Private collection of 3,900 bottles, many of them rare, could fetch up to $10.5M in total at auction

(Newser) - What to get as a gift for the person who has everything? Consider the largest private collection of whiskey ever to go up for public sale. Of course, you'll have to have anywhere from $9.2 million to $10.5 million to afford said collection, which is referred to...

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