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  • Ancient DNA from Roman and Medieval Grape Seeds Reveal Ancestry of Wine Making

    06/10/2019 7:26:31 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Monday, June 10, 2019 | University of York
    A grape variety still used in wine production in France today can be traced back 900 years to just one ancestral plant, scientists have discovered. With the help of an extensive genetic database of modern grapevines, researchers were able to test and compare 28 archaeological seeds from French sites dating back to the Iron Age, Roman era, and medieval period. ...a team of researchers from the UK, Denmark, France, Spain, and Germany, drew genetic connections between seeds from different archaeological sites, as well as links to modern-day grape varieties. It has long been suspected that some grape varieties grown today,...
  • Irish drinkers 'consume twice as much alcohol as the global average'

    05/09/2019 12:37:14 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies
    The Irish Post ^ | 05/09/2019 | Jack Beresford
    A new study published in The Lancet has revealed that on average Irish people continue to drink more year-on-year. According to the research, alcohol intake in Ireland has risen from 12.3 litres in 2010 to 13.2 litres in 2017. That’s more than double the global average of 6.5 litres, which is based on studies from 189 countries across the world. The study found 84% of Irish adults drink alcohol, with Ireland boasting one of the highest per capita consumption rates in Europe. IRELAND’S ANNUAL alcohol consumption continues to rise, despite notable decreases across the rest of Europe. It also revealed...
  • Democrats Faked Online Push to Outlaw Alcohol in Alabama Race

    01/07/2019 9:18:22 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 7, 2019 | Scott Shane and Alan Blinder
    The “Dry Alabama” Facebook page, illustrated with stark images of car wrecks and videos of families ruined by drink, had a blunt message: Alcohol is the devil’s work, and the state should ban it entirely. Along with a companion Twitter feed, the Facebook page appeared to be the work of Baptist teetotalers who supported the Republican, Roy S. Moore, in the 2017 Alabama Senate race. “Pray for Roy Moore,” one tweet exhorted. In fact, the Dry Alabama campaign, not previously reported, was the stealth creation of progressive Democrats who were out to defeat Mr. Moore — the second such secret...
  • Made my first home brew beer in 20 years

    01/24/2016 8:26:15 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 29 replies
    None ^ | 1/24/2016 | Self
    20 years ago, my wife gave away my carboy and put dog food in my ABS plastic bucket that I did my first ferments in. I have constantly reminded her of that violation. This Christmas, she bought two brew kits for me. So of course, I had to try it out right away. I did a kit for a Honey Brown Ale - Similar to Newcastle. Yesterday, I cracked open a bottle with friends.
  • Study: There is No Safe Level of Drinking Alcohol

    09/04/2018 5:22:44 AM PDT · by vannrox · 82 replies
    Sci-news ^ | 28Aug18 | Editorial staff
    “The health risks associated with alcohol are massive,” said study senior author Dr. Emmanuela Gakidou, a researcher in the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. “Our findings are consistent with other recent research, which found clear and convincing correlations between drinking and premature death, cancer, and cardiovascular problems. Zero alcohol consumption minimizes the overall risk of health loss.” “The study does not distinguish between beer, wine, and liquor due to a lack of evidence when estimating the disease burden,” she added. “However, we used data on all alcohol-related deaths generally and related health outcomes to...
  • Disneyland Park to Sell Liquor for the First Time in Its 63-Year History — Thanks to Star Wars!

    08/31/2018 5:00:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    People ^ | August 30, 2018 | Karen Mizoguchi
    Adults will finally get to enjoy an alcoholic beverage at the happiest place on earth. For the first time in its 63-year history, Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, announced its public liquor sales, years after its exclusive private Club 33 and adjacent California Adventure park have been selling libations. When the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction opens next year, its Oga’s Cantina will offer beer, wine and outer space theme cocktails.
  • Corona beer maker Constellation ups bet on cannabis with $4 billion investment in Canopy Growth

    08/15/2018 10:58:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    The maker of Corona and Modelo beers in October took a 9.9 percent stake in the Canadian cannabis company. The deal included the option for future investments, giving Constellation a first toehold in an industry the brewer said it expects to soon be legalized across the United States. Shares of Canopy Growth surged 23.2 percent in Wednesday trading, while Constellation's stock fell 8.9 percent. With this latest investment and the execution of some warrants, Constellation says its stake will become 38 percent of Canopy. Constellation also received an opportunity over the next three years to buy up to 139.7 million...
  • Dozens of drunk seagulls found on beaches in Southern England

    07/08/2018 4:50:25 PM PDT · by ETL · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | July 6, 2018 | James Rogers
    Dozens of drunk seagulls have been found on beaches in Southwest England after scavenging alcohol, according to news reports. ..." "The birds appear disoriented and confused and struggle to stand,” explained RSPCA [Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals] vet David Couper. "We took some video of one of the birds who is staggering around and losing his balance just like a person would if they'd had too much to drink." DevonLive reports that one seagull “reeking of beer” vomited over firefighters sent to rescue it after it had fallen off a roof in Lyme Regis.
  • You can now order beer and wine with Amazon's fast delivery service

    06/20/2018 7:53:46 AM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    kxan ^ | June 20, 2018 | Kate Winkle
    Amazon has now opened up its one and two-hour delivery service to beer and wine in the Austin area, including some local offerings. The company's Prime Now app and website let people skip trips to the store and get items delivered for a fee. After purchasing Whole Foods last year, it also began offering free two-hour grocery delivery in Austin for Amazon Prime members. People can also shop on Amazon.com or get items from certain local restaurants delivered... The beer and wine service will also be available starting Wednesday in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.
  • Fireball whisky covers interstate after big rigs crash in central Arkansas

    06/15/2018 3:17:21 PM PDT · by BBell · 45 replies
    PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KATV) - A fiery crash involving two 18-wheelers shut down an interstate in central Arkansas and left the roadway covered in Fireball whisky Thursday morning. The crash happened about 10:45 a.m. on Interstate 40 west between Galloway and Kerr in Pulaski County, according to the state Department of Transportation. The department reported at 1:30 p.m. that the left lane had re-opened, but the right lane "will be closed for a while" for cleanup.The department tweeted a photo of the crash that shows bottles of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky strewn about the highway. Another photo shows the burned cabin...
  • Drinking an extra glass of wine 'will shorten your life by 30 minutes'

    04/13/2018 4:37:45 AM PDT · by vannrox · 121 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Fri 13 Apr 2018 07.09 BST First published on Thu 12 Apr 2018 23.30 BST | Sarah Boseley Health editor
    Drinking will shorten your life, according to a study that suggests every glass of wine or pint of beer over the daily recommended limit will cut half an hour from the expected lifespan of a 40-year-old. Those who think a glass of red wine every evening will help keep the heart healthy will be dismayed. The paper, published in the Lancet medical journal, says five standard 175ml glasses of wine or five pints a week is the upper safe limit – about 100g of alcohol, or 12.5 units in total. More than that raises the risk of stroke, fatal aneurysm...
  • Suit alleges sex-and-booze-filled life at the Bronx DA’s office

    02/27/2018 5:39:53 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    The Bronx District Attorney’s Office is a hotbed of misconduct where prosecutors and other staffers neglect their work to shop, drink booze and have sex, according to a $15 million notice of claim filed Monday by a suspended employee who’s involved with an embattled NYPD cop. Crime analyst Crystal Rivera also claims that Bronx DA Darcel Clark opened a baseless probe of her boyfriend, Det. David Terrell, to “publicly vilify” him and cover up her office’s “incompetence and unethical practices.” Rivera’s wide-ranging allegations were made in a filing with the city Comptroller’s Office that’s required before suing the city. The...
  • #MeToo movement lawmaker investigated for sexual misconduct allegations

    02/08/2018 3:39:35 PM PST · by Enterprise · 12 replies
    https://www.politico.com ^ | 02/08/2018 | CARLA MARINUCCI
    California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia — whose high-profile advocacy of the #MeToo movement earned her national media notice — is herself the subject of a state legislative investigation in the wake of a report that she sexually harassed and groped a former legislative staffer. But Daniel Fierro of Cerritos told POLITICO that in 2014, as a 25-year-old staffer to Assemblyman Ian Calderon, he was groped by Garcia, a powerful Democratic lawmaker who chairs the Legislative Women’s Caucus and the Natural Resources Committee. He said she cornered him alone after the annual Assembly softball game in Sacramento as he attempted to clean...
  • An Irish Thursday

    01/04/2018 3:35:50 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 5 replies
    email from a friend | 01/04/2018 | unknown
    After 10 years, the wife starts to think their kid looks kinda strange so she decides to do a DNA test. She finds out that the kid is actually from completely different parents.   Wife: Honey, I have something very serious to tell you. Husband: What's up? Wife: According to DNA test results, this is not our kid... Husband: Well you don't remember, do you??? When we were leaving the hospital, you noticed that our baby had pooped, then you said: "Please go change the baby, I'll wait for you here." So I went inside, got a clean one and left the dirty...
  • Restrictions placed on U.S. service members in Japan

    11/19/2017 8:27:39 PM PST · by Ronin · 69 replies
    US Forces Japan ^ | Nov. 20, 1325 | USFM
    Effective immediately, U.S. service members on Okinawa are restricted to base and to their residences. Until further notice, alcohol consumption is prohibited. This includes in residences and public locations such as bars and clubs, and hotels. Additionally, U.S. service members on mainland Japan are prohibited from purchasing or consuming alcohol, on or off base. The new restrictions follow an accident Sunday morning in Naha in which a Okinawan man was killed when his vehicle was struck by a truck being driven by a U.S. service member. Alcohol may have been a factor. Commanders across Japan will immediately lead mandatory training...
  • Binge drinking and smoking marijuana will make you less ambitious in life

    11/06/2017 8:29:20 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    India Times ^ | 11/08/2017
    Researchers at the University of Connecticut in the US tracked the effect of teenage alcohol and marijuana use on the achievement of life goals, defined as educational achievement, full time employment, marriage and social economic potential. The study included 1,165 young adults from across the US whose habits were first assessed at age 12 and then at two- year intervals until they were between 25 and 34 years old. ... Overall, individuals who were dependent on either marijuana or alcohol during their teen years achieved lower levels of education, were less likely to be employed full time or get married...
  • For Whom The Bitch Tolls

    08/05/2017 4:50:44 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 58 replies
    8-5-17 | Eagles Field
    A crashing bore, there is no more There’s social media, fakebook whores The freak is king, the shriek our gospel Post and share, we drink from the bottle And everyone thinks they’re Aristotle You can find the answer in every verse A big thumbs up for all, paint the fools curse A soulless woman, a little man Typing fury, angst filled also ran Transgendered 4 year olds, makes mother of the year Muslims plotting our death, is not what it appears But there’s movie stars birthdays, the death of another Silicon and celluloid, our heroes, big brother The screen screams...
  • Now You Can Buy Deodorant That Smells Like Rosé

    06/22/2017 10:46:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    cbsBoston ^ | 06/22/2017
    Booze isn’t just for drinking anymore. Just in time for summer, one company has released a line of deodorants that smell like your favorite alcoholic beverages. ... The limited edition brunch boxed set from Native Cosmetics includes scents like Rosé, Mimosa and Sangria. ... A three-pack sells for $30 online, including shipping.
  • Even moderate drinking could harm the brain

    06/07/2017 12:42:36 PM PDT · by Mariner · 115 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 7th, 2017 | By ASHLEY WELCH
    Heavy drinking can lead to a number of serious health problems, including increased risk of cancer, heart disease, and dementia, but consuming even moderate levels of alcohol could be dangerous, as well, new research suggests. The study, published in The BMJ, finds that moderate drinkers were three times more likely to experience a decline in mental skills than people who drank no alcohol at all. For the study, researchers analyzed data on weekly alcohol intake in 550 healthy British men and women over a period of 30 years. The participants had an average age of 43 at the start of...
  • Chavez's image taken off altars

    04/06/2002 9:41:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 736+ views
    United Press International ^ | March 4, 2002 | Uwe Siemon-Netto,UPI Religion Correspondent
    Lately, Chavez declared himself a member of a charismatic congregation, thus allegedly belonging to his country's fastest-growing branch of Christianity. But then he angered the country's National Catholic Bishops Conference by communing at a Mass organized by a priest of pro-Communist leanings. Should you have any doubt that Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is in serious decline, consider this: His bust is being removed from the altars of his country's popular religion, a renowned anthropologist told United Press International on Monday. Less than four years ago, the syncretistic Maria Lionza cult celebrated Chavez as the reincarnation of Simon Bolivar, (1783-1830),...