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.

Posted by Dave Trippel on June 3, 2009 at 12:01 AM in Alcohol (miscellaneous), Brazil, Britain, Canada, Greece, Romania, Switzerland, Ukraine, Wine | Permalink

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.

Posted by Dave Trippel on June 2, 2009 at 11:45 PM in Alcohol (miscellaneous), Wine | Permalink

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.

Posted by Dave Trippel on June 2, 2009 at 11:29 PM in Alcohol (miscellaneous), Law Enforcement, Prohibition, United States, Wine | Permalink

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).

Posted by David Fahey on March 1, 2009 at 02:17 PM in Alcohol (miscellaneous), Book Reviews, Temperance, United States | Permalink

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.

Find "Eight Million Sots in the Naked City: How Prohibition was imposed on, and
rejected by, New York" here.

Posted by Cynthia on April 18, 2008 at 12:13 PM in Alcohol (miscellaneous), Book Reviews, Prohibition, United States | Permalink

Celebrity Rehab

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).

Posted by Cynthia on February 14, 2008 at 04:59 PM in Addiction, Alcohol (miscellaneous), Television | Permalink

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.

Posted by David Fahey on December 2, 2007 at 10:01 AM in Alcohol (miscellaneous), Britain | Permalink

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.

Posted by David Fahey on August 31, 2007 at 07:27 PM in Alcohol (miscellaneous), Alcoholism, Britain | Permalink

Energy drinks cause buzz

Energy beverages popular among teens may have more than just caffeine in them.  They may also contain alcohol.  MSNBC reports.

Posted by Cynthia on April 10, 2007 at 07:00 AM in Alcohol (miscellaneous), Caffeine | Permalink

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.

Posted by Cynthia on March 19, 2007 at 08:48 AM in Alcohol (miscellaneous), Drugs (miscellaneous), Italy, Music, Religion | Permalink