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COVID-19 Cuts into College Students’ Drinking
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COVID-19 Cuts into College Students’ Drinking

When college campuses closed in the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the quantity of alcohol consumed by students decreased significantly if they went from living with peers to living with parents, according to a new report in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Leaving home for college is often associated with increases in...

New Study Shows Every Week of Lockdown Increases Binge Drinking
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New Study Shows Every Week of Lockdown Increases Binge Drinking

Harmful drinking among adults increases the longer they spend at home in lockdown, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. The research, based on a survey of nearly 2,000 over-18s in the US, is the first to highlight the relationship nationally between hazardous drinking and life stresses triggered...

Shining a Light on the Issue of Wine Fraud
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Shining a Light on the Issue of Wine Fraud

Wine researchers are developing a fast and simple method of authenticating wine – a potential solution against the estimated billions of dollars’ worth of wine fraud globally, but also offering a possible means of building regional branding. The team of scientists were able to identify the geographical origins of wines originating from three wine regions...

Gringos and Tequila- Theft or Appreciation, a Review.
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How The Gringos Stole Tequila, a Review

Judge a book by its title and its cover; you’ll infer that the author has something powerful to convey. Book titles can be sensationalistic, and certainly How The Gringos Stole Tequila has a whiff of sensationalism, controversy, and cheekiness at the least. “Gringos”? “Stole”? Even the choice of the word “How” is sure to be...

Alcohol Use Changed Right After COVID-19 Lockdown
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Alcohol Use Changed Right After COVID-19 Lockdown

One in four adults reported a change in alcohol use almost immediately after stay-at-home orders were issued, according to a study of twins led by Washington State University researchers. The study, published recently in Frontiers in Psychiatry, surveyed more than 900 twin pairs from the Washington State Twin Registry from March 26 to April 5, 2020, just...

Embracing Sustainable Practices Would Help Some Winery Tasting Rooms Stand Out
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Embracing Sustainable Practices Would Help Some Winery Tasting Rooms Stand Out

Wineries in the mid-Atlantic region should consider recycling and encouraging their customers to bring bottles to their tasting rooms for refilling to distinguish their businesses from so many others, according to a team of wine-marketing researchers who surveyed consumers. With competition to attract visitors stiff and still growing among the hundreds of wineries in the...

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A Hangover Pill? Tests on Drunk Mice Show Promise

“Civilization begins with distillation,” said William Faulkner, a writer and drinker. Although our thirst for alcohol dates back to the Stone Age, nobody has figured out a good way to deal with the ensuing hangover after getting drunk. As a chemical engineering professor and wine enthusiast, I felt I needed to find a solution. As...

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Craft Beer Is Becoming the Wine of New England by Redefining ‘Terroir’

The U.S. craft beer industry is exploding. Although two companies – Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors – have produced more than 75 percent of all beer consumed in the United States for decades, America now has more craft breweries than at any time in recorded history. Private investment firms are pouring money into small breweries as...