TV Liquor ads - "cheesy" says Washington Post
In 1996 Federal legislation permitted liquor ads on TV. This WP blog touches on the history of those ads in the US and even earlier in other countries and gives a few entertaining examples via Youtube.
Two Philosophical Compilations
Allhoff, Fritz, (Ed.). Wine and Philosophy: A Symposium on Thinking and Drinking. Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008., 308 p. Publisher's link is here.
About twenty articles under the following sections - The Art & Culture of Wine, Tasting & Talking about Wine, Wine & Its Critics, The Beauty of Wine, The Metaphysics of Wine, and The Politics and Economics of Wine.
Hales, Steven, (Ed.). Beer and Philosophy: The Unexamined Beer Isn't Worth Drinking. Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007., 248 p. Publisher's link is here.
About fifteen articles under the following sections - Part I: The Art of the Beer, Part II: The Ethics of Beer: Pleasures, Freedom, and Character, Part III: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Beer, Part IV: Beer in the History of Philosophy
Idaho considers new alcohol licensing law
Idaho, an Alcohol Beverage Control State, is considering changing its 62 year old licensing law in a 60 page bill. For the AP article by John Miller, see here.