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Powdered booze, overlooked by feds, gets banned

New York - A powder that turns water into booze has been banned from distribution and sale after initially being approved "in error" by federal regulators.
In the Media by John Sevigny

Powdered alcohol aka palcohol is approved for sale in U.S.

The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has approved "palcohol," alcohol that comes in a powdered form. It's expected to hit store shelves this fall.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 5 comments

New study finds casual pot use alters the brain

Young adults who occasionally use pot show abnormalities in two key areas of their brain related to emotion, motivation, and decision making, new research reveals.

Good beers need new yeasts

Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage on the planet. Good beer requires good quality yeasts and researchers are continuing to hunt for new strains.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Jack Daniel's angers rivals over 'Tennessee whiskey' rule

New York - For Jack Daniel's, Tennessee's world-famous corn-based whiskey should be made according to a strict recipe -- basically, its own.
In the Media by Juliette Michel (AFP)

Obesity-obsessed Americans fear sugar more than marijuana

Denver - Obesity-obsessed Americans fear sugar more than marijuana. A new poll found they also think tobacco and alcohol are more dangerous.
In the Media by Robert Weller

Secrets of a good wine are found in bacteria

Scientists have mapped the partial genetic structure of a common lactic acid bacterium. This bacterium is key to a good bottle of wine.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Whisky review #2: Jameson Special

Dublin - In the second of our series of whisky reviews we're going to look at Jameson Irish Whiskey, a beautifully smooth blended whisky.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Whisky review #1: Isle of Jura Special

In this first of a series of whisky reviews, the classic oily, briny characteristics of the 10-year-old Isle of Jura are sampled.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Big beer fights back, MillerCoors is targeting your taste buds

Chicago - MillerCoors, brewer of the iconic lite beer, sets its sights on consumers looking for something a little different with their upcoming release of 'Fortune', a beer that they hope will please whiskey drinkers.
In the Media by Matthew Howland
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