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When we started drinking beer, we became civilized

May 28, 2014
A look at the business and science of beer.
Posted In: craft beer, alcohol, Alcohol advertising

Don't buy beer or cigarettes for strangers

Apr 24, 2014
The kid you're trying to "help out" may be an underage decoy.
Posted In: Youth Radio, alcohol, police

Starbucks is expanding serving alcohol and small plates

Mar 24, 2014
The company known for waking you up wants to offer more.
Posted In: starbucks, alcohol

Bourbon or scotch? You may be surprised by who owns your favorite whiskey

Jan 15, 2014
Even fewer companies control the majority of the whisky market, after Suntory announces it'll purchase Jim Beam.
Posted In: infographic, whiskey, alcohol, liquor sales

Its industry in a slump, a Chinese Baijiu company hires American CEO

Nov 5, 2013
Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered government officials to put a stop to lavish banquets. And that had a tremendous impact on sales of baijiu, a Chinese grain alcohol as strong as moonshine. One Chinese company has chosen an American CEO to help resurrect its sales.
Posted In: China, globalization, alcohol

China's burgeoning wine industry

Sep 3, 2013
The country may not be exporting their wine in the near future, but an increasing amount of Chinese are taking an interest to wine.
Posted In: China, wine, alcohol

AB InBev faces watered down profits...and beer?

Feb 27, 2013
Anheuser-Busch InBev is facing a lawsuit over whether or not the company has been watering down its beer.
Posted In: beer, Anheuser-Busch, Budweiser, alcohol

Maker's Mark backs down from plans to dilute bourbon

Feb 18, 2013
The company that owns Maker's Mark, the brand known for bottles that are hand-sealed with wax, is backing down from a decision to water down its whiskey.
Posted In: beverages, social media, alcohol

Maker's Mark lowers proof rather than run out

Feb 11, 2013
Makers of aged bourbon didn't anticipate a surge in popularity in both the U.S. and overseas, so whiskey distilled years ago is running short. Maker's Mark chose to add water to make its bourbon go further.
Posted In: bourbon, alcohol, Maker's Mark

Moutai shares tumble in China after goverment restriction

Dec 25, 2012
Distillery stocks in China tumble this week after the government announced a ban on high priced spirits at state events.
Posted In: alcohol, China, Xi Jinping, stock market

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