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State Agricultural Dysfunction that Would Make Stalin Blush

Why France Must Destroy 80 Million Gallons of Wine
Quality French wine is expensive, and that’s if you want to drink it—who knew it would be more expensive to destroy it? As a result of a surplus of wine and a number of economic factors, France now must destroy the excess inventory, and it will cost about $216 million to do it, The Washington Post r…

News Flash: Utah Isn't One of the Drunkest States in America

The Entire Upper-Midwest Is: Minnesota, Dakotas, Iowa, Wisconsin (Which Is Number One)

The Drunkest States in America – 24/7 Wall St.
One in six U.S. adults indulges in binge drinking on a single occasion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC defines binge drinking as consuming five or more drinks on a single occasion for men or four or more drinks on a single occasion for women. Like overall alcoh…

It reminds me of this explanation of why college football bowl committees often snub Brigham Young University: "The Mormons come into town with the Ten Commandments in one hand and a hundred dollar bill in the other. And they leave without breaking either of them."

Plan Your Travels Accordingly

The Price of a Case of Beer in Every State, Ranked – 24/7 Wall St.
Wine gets more popular all the time in the U.S. and craft cocktails are everywhere (even in cans), but the most popular alcoholic beverage in America is beer. The category (including hard seltzers and flavored malt offerings like Twisted Tea) accounted for 54% of all retail alcohol purchases in 2022…

The Empress is a Fine Lady, a Fine Lady, Indeed

I'll have to give her sister a whirl

VICTORIA, BC, Sept. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Empress 1908 Gin, award-winning makers of the #2 ultra-premium gin in the U.S., today announces the U.…

In Case You Missed the Drinking Column from Two Days Ago

Drink that Pint: Flex Your Right Hemisphere, Spit at that Gnostic
Pubs are closing at an alarming rate, possibly as many as 50 every month. Rising energy rates are the immediate culprit, but so is an increasing tendency among Brits to be “economical” and drink at home. It’s a problem: The death of the local pub, like the death of the