Despite conflicting opinions, it appears alcohol really is good for you, as long as it is consumed in moderation. According to a new research from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil the enzyme responsible for making moderate alcohol consumption good for the heard has been identified – ALDH2. The study, in partnership with scientists […]
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Whether you’re a fan of vodka or not, you’ve probably heard of Absolut – an alcohol brand with a hugely successful marketing campaign. Here are some things you probably haven’t heard about the brand before, Andy Warhol is responsible for the first of those artsy ads that propelled the brand. It’s no surprise the brand […]
The origins of the cocktail are sketchy and there are so many theories floating around that it’s hard to tell which one is true, probably none. Is it from Mexico and named after an Aztec princess; New Orleans and named after a French egg cup; in Four Corners, New York? Who knows? But one thing […]
We’ve all experienced it, that one alcoholic beverage that seems to make us feel more “hungover” than others. But why is that? Ultimately a hangover is caused by dehydration, so drinking plenty of water before, after and in between each alcoholic beverage is the key to avoidance. However this isn’t always possible.So what drinks should […]
In slightly bizarre and quite grotesque news, a man who lost 3 toes to frostbite has donated his toes to a Canadian hotel bar for its ‘Sourtoe Cocktail’. The Yukon hotel’s bar has been offering shots of whiskey with a human toe in it since the 1970s after a rumrunner in the 1920s began the […]
University of Queensland drug and alcohol experts have called for the thresholds for safer alcohol to be lowered, following a global alcohol consumption study. The recommendations were made by Wayne Hall and Jason Connor from the university’s Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research. The study was co-authored by more than 100 academics from around the […]
A warning for people who drink and drive or those who think they can get around the law by riding their horse instead of driving a car or motorbike while intoxicated. A 51 year old woman was recently arrested by police in Logan, south of Brisbane after allegedly riding her horse to a tavern while […]
Ask any experienced bartender what’s the key to working busy shifts and they’ll tell you “staying calm”. In this video we’ll get some tips on how to handle the crowd.
Following a Griffith University systematic literature review, there has been a call for high quality research to reduce alcohol related drowning. According to Dr Kyra Hamilton from Griffith’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland, the statistics are still high despite efforts to address this global public health issue. In Australia we are well aware of the drinking culture […]
Scotland is attempting to stop its alcoholics from literally drinking themselves to death by introducing a new law. The minimum unit pricing came into effect in May and will hopefully get alcoholics to stop drinking so much. Watch the video for more.