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How to Identify Alcohol Abuse

All too often we hear of friends or relatives who are abusing alcohol. What exactly is alcoholism or alcohol addiction and is it really that dangerous?   Most simply put alcoholism is a compulsive need to consume an intoxicating liquid that is obtained from fermented grain or fruit. These intoxicated liquids include beer, wine, and […]

Study Proves Alcohol Has Different Effects in Men and Women

A new study by The Boston University School of Medicine has confirmed that alcohol affects males and females differently. According to the new study the effects of alcohol abuse have differing effects on the white matter of the brain.   Previous studies showed a link between alcoholism and white matter reduction and this new study […]

$100K Prize Up for Bartenders

An amazing competition has been announced by Diageo who will be sponsoring the $100,000 prize for the best bartender. The 2013 World Class competition winner will then represent Oz in the global competition. Part of the prize also includes mentorship from experts in the industry who will assist the winner in opening his/her own bar. […]

Tips to being a Better Bar Manager

I found this really cool post on Hospitalitymagazine.com that identified 10 ways for bar managers to increase their skills and hopefully their success in these difficult times.   Only too often do bar managers become complacent in their jobs but the article suggests that just like baristas and chefs need to constantly improve and keep […]

Alcohol Combined with Video Games Dangerous to Youth

Experts have recently come out in criticism against violent video games which they feel are desensitizing young people to violence, alcohol and generally unacceptable and aggressive behaviour.  A psychologist has recently identified the playing of these violent games combined with alcohol consumption as a deadly combination that the adolescent brain cannot logically process.  The psychologist […]

Qantas Pilot Attempts to Fly Intoxicated

I came across an article recently which I found interesting and thought was worth sharing. We so often hear of drivers drinking and driving and the damages they cause, but we seldom hear of airplane pilots drinking and flying.   While airplane pilots, like truck and bus drivers have a lower legal Blood alcohol limit […]

Drinking? When is Enough, Enough?

So everyone knows that drinking and driving is dangerous, but still we find numerous cases of people causing crashes because they are drinking. So why are people still drinking and driving as if they are oblivious to its effects? All alcohol you consume is absorbed into your blood stream. So here are a few facts […]

How to Choose Wine for Dummies

While most people that try to approach wine tasting fell overwhelmed at first, choosing a wine need not be a backbreaking task.   With all the information out there on how to select “the perfect wine”, how to “smell wine”, which wine goes with what food etc. it can be very confusing which is why […]

Minimum pricing would floor pubs: AHA

The Australian National Preventative Health Agency has proposed new national minimum alcohol pricing in an attempt to combat the social problems associated with alcohol abuse.   The Australian Hotels Association has opposed the idea, which they believe will have a negative effect on moderate drinkers rather than discouraging those who abuse it. Those who are […]

Spirit Demands at all time high according to Reports

According to a British publication the demand for premium spirits has increased recently. The biggest growth was seen in the whisky and cognac industries. Drinkers seem to be developing what they may perceive as a more sophisticated palette as their preference for premium spirits grows.   Good news for bartenders and mixologists is that research […]