7 New Emerging Wine Regions
Global warming is partly responsible for emerging grape growing regions according to an article by Simon Majumdar at AskMen.com - here is the link.
The Credit freeze traps 130,000 cases of North Coast wine
New Vine Logistics, a wine storage and shipping business, ran out of cash, ceased operations, and isn't returning phone calls. Here is the link to the story.
Obama's Supreme Court Nominee ruled against Out-of-State Wine Shippers and got overturned
Click here for the article on Tom Wark's Fermentation, The Daily Wine Blog.
Two books on the American temperance movement (book review)
Ryan McIlhenny (Providence Christian College), in Journal of the Early Republic 39/1 (Spring 2009): 160-164, reviewing Scott Martin (Bowling Green State University), Devil of the Domestic Sphere: Temperance, Gender, and Middle-Class Ideology, 1800-1860 (Northern Illinois UP, 2008); and Izumi Ishii (Institute for Language and Culture at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan), Bad Fruits of the Civilized Tree: Alcohol and the Sovereignty of the Cherokee Nation (University of Nebraska Press, 2008).
Eight Million Sots in the Naked City
For Reason, Jackson Kuhl reviews Michael Lerner's Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City,
Alastair Moray's The Diary of a Rum-Runner, and Harold Waters's Smugglers of Spirits.
rejected by, New York" here.
Celebrity Rehab is the first television series to chronicle the dramatic, unscripted real life experiences of a group of actual celebrities as they make the life-changing decision to enter themselves into a drug, alcohol and addiction treatment program with the sincere desire to achieve true rehabilitation and recovery.
Find the show's website here.
A blogger recaps each episode of the experiment here.
(Thanks to Trysh Travis for the links).
Drinking alcohol hand rub at British hospitals
A new problem for Britain's National Health Service--hospital patients have been drinking the alcohol hand rub placed at their bedside in order to fight the danger of infection. For more, see here.
British pre-teen binge drinkers
Almost 10% of British pre-teens (11 to 13) are binge drinkers who consume the equivalent of five pints of beer a week. The British Government blames cheap alcohol. For more, see here.
Energy drinks cause buzz
Energy beverages popular among teens may have more than just caffeine in them. They may also contain alcohol. MSNBC reports.
Drugs, alcohol and sex: why the Jesuits like Tom Waits
At last the Vatican has found a rock oddball who embodies the softer side of Christianity. Even if Tom Waits’s songs, which include Dragging a Dead Priest, are sung in a rasping voice that seems to have been soaked in a whisky barrel, he has won over friends in the Jesuit order.
Barely a week after Pope Benedict XVI disclosed his dislike for the “prophets of pop” and Bob Dylan in particular, the Jesuits in Rome have embraced Waits as a Christian role model.
The (London) Times reports.