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Australian Distillers Win Big International Competition

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) just took place for the 16th time and more than 1700 spirits were submitted. The competition was held in March and there were multiple Double Gold Medals handed out with West Australian rum doing especially well. The Grove Experience and The Hoochery Distillery were awarded the prestigious titles […]

Victoria’s Drink Driving Limit Slashed

The Andrews government is considering a radical road safety shake-up which could see drivers busted with a single drink in their system. Luke Donnellan, Roads Minister recently confirmed that the government is considering reducing the legal blood alcohol limit from 0.05 to 0.02 if it can be proven to reduce road trauma. Tough new road […]

Alcohol Abuse Causing Liver Cancer

According to a recent study, the number of new cases of liver cancer or Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is on the rise in developed countries. The study by St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne analysed a number of sources including admissions information from 7 big hospitals and other data with the evidence revealing that the incidence of liver […]

Pubs and Bars Aren’t The Only Ones Serving Alcohol

Recent data from the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation revealed that there are 29 butchers, 68 florists, 45 bed and breakfasts and 150 gift shops that serve alcohol in the state, so it’s not just the pubs and clubs serving alcohol. In fact hair dressers are the most common business to have a […]

FARE Releases Annual Alcohol Consumption Poll

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education FARE has released its alcohol poll, as it does every year and the latest results show that 75 per cent of Australians believe the nation has an alcohol abuse problem. The poll has also revealed a shift in consumer perceptions for the better with many Australians responding positively […]

Violence Doesn’t Justify Retailer Regulation

In an article on, the president of the Liquor Stores Association New South Wales, David Reberger expresses his belief that the regulation of liquor retailers is unjustified based on the arguent that it would reduce alcohol-related violence. Mr Reberger was speaking recently at the LSA NSW Panel where he stated his support for efforts […]

Drink Beer for Your Health

Are you a lover of beer? Then there’s good news for you, beer is actually good for your health, despite beliefs to the contrary. A review of more than 150 studies by epidemiologists has found that the alcohol and other chemicals in beer have a number of beneficial effects. The review led by the Meditteranean […]