Alcohol in the news

18 February 2014 – Alcohol in the news

We Drank Beer Concentrate So You Don’t Have To
Gizmodo Australia
17 February 2014
Pat’s Backcountry Beverages claims to have the answer to every camping ale addict’s prayers: a hyper-potent, concentrated beer gel that comes in its very own packet. Just add (carbonated) water.

Government’s alcohol inquiry to focus on Indigenous communities
SBS
17 February 2014
The Abbott government has confirmed it will go ahead with an inquiry into alcohol use in Indigenous communities.

Evidence for alcohol policy is still uncertain, whatever politicians say
The Conversation
17 February 2014
The government recently attracted criticism after announcing a plan to ban the sale of alcohol at below cost price in England and Wales.

Bradley Eames, 20, from Nottingham, fifth person to die from Neknominate craze
News.com.au
17 February 2014
The viral drinking craze Neknominate has claimed another death after a 20-year-old rugby player reportedly guzzled two pints of gin mixed with tea bags.

Putting water into wine (and why that cheeky red is boozier than you think)
Crikey
17 February 2014
Have you ever wondered why all the red wine in Australia is 14.5% alcohol? Don’t. Because it’s not. It just says that on the labels.

Women who drink alcohol during early stages of pregnancy might affect development of placenta
News Medical
17 February 2014
Women who drink alcohol at moderate or heavy levels in the early stages of their pregnancy might damage the growth and function of their placenta – the organ responsible for supplying everything that a developing infant needs until birth.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Alcohol ban against ‘the spirit of curling’
The Sydney Morning Herald
15 February 2014
Talk about going against type. Russia, land (if I have my stereotypes right) of the all-night vodka binge, is hosting what the Wall Street Journal dubbed “the driest Olympics in memory”.

Workplace drugs and alcohol – is your policy up to scratch?
Industry Search
13 February 2014
Drug and alcohol policies like environmental charters are becoming popular documents in many Australian businesses. They show the company is a good corporate citizen that cares for the wellbeing of its staff, customers and the general public.