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Bruges' beer pipeline becomes reality

4,000 litres – how much is pumped an hour Four million euros – how much it cost Three kilometres – the total length Belgium’s new beer pipeline opens It is one pipe dream that has very much become

4,000 litres – how much is pumped an hour Four million euros – how much it cost Three kilometres – the total length Belgium’s new beer pipeline opens It is one pipe dream that has very much become

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Alcohol ban hits Spanish resort island of Mallorca

The popular Spanish tourist island of Mallorca has brought in a night time booze ban. The sale of alcohol in shops, vending machines and from street

The popular Spanish tourist island of Mallorca has brought in a night time booze ban. The sale of alcohol in shops, vending machines and from street

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Alcohol consumption: which countries top the league?

For those of us who drink alcohol there is one question which often plays on our mind. How much do I actually drink in relation to other people? Our

For those of us who drink alcohol there is one question which often plays on our mind. How much do I actually drink in relation to other people? Our

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Drunken man takes selfie and topples Lenin

A Russian man has destroyed a statue of Lenin while attempting to take a ‘selfie’. According to law enforcement in the Kemerovo, or south-central

A Russian man has destroyed a statue of Lenin while attempting to take a ‘selfie’. According to law enforcement in the Kemerovo, or south-central

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Heard the one about the neutron that walks into a bar?

“A neutron walked into a bar and asked, “How much for a drink?” The bartender replied, “For you, no charge.” If you get that joke, there’s a chance

“A neutron walked into a bar and asked, “How much for a drink?” The bartender replied, “For you, no charge.” If you get that joke, there’s a chance

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Are you consuming dangerous quantities of alcohol?

The abusive consumption of alcohol is getting worse among young people, notably women, in many developed countries. This warning comes in the latest

The abusive consumption of alcohol is getting worse among young people, notably women, in many developed countries. This warning comes in the latest

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Booze review: OECD report reveals the water of life's lethal data

It was Frank Sinatra who said, “alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.” It seems that many have taken that motto to

It was Frank Sinatra who said, “alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.” It seems that many have taken that motto to

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Indonesian parties propose ban on alcohol

Two Islamic parties have proposed legislation that would ban all consumption of alcoholic drinks and bring jail terms of up to two years for

Two Islamic parties have proposed legislation that would ban all consumption of alcoholic drinks and bring jail terms of up to two years for

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Al Capone Miami Beach mansion restored for video sets

The new owners of Al Capone's house in Miami Beach are restoring the property as they hope to rent it out for commercial, photo and movie productions and cash in on the U.S. gangster's mystique.

The new owners of Al Capone's house in Miami Beach are restoring the property as they hope to rent it out for commercial, photo and movie productions and cash in on the U.S. gangster's mystique.

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CCTV footage catches drunk driver's multiple crashes in Shanghai

A drunk driver who tried to escape after his car crashed twice into moving vehicles was caught by police in Shanghai recently. He had a blood-alcohol

A drunk driver who tried to escape after his car crashed twice into moving vehicles was caught by police in Shanghai recently. He had a blood-alcohol

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Putin orders freeze on vodka prices

The Russian president has ordered a freeze on vodka prices amid an escalating economic crisis. During a meeting Putin told government officials that

The Russian president has ordered a freeze on vodka prices amid an escalating economic crisis. During a meeting Putin told government officials that

Business

Heineken chooses independence over SABMIller

Dutch brewer Heineken has politely declined a takeover offer from SABMiller according to media reports. The Heineken family, majority shareholders

Dutch brewer Heineken has politely declined a takeover offer from SABMiller according to media reports. The Heineken family, majority shareholders

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Scottish independence vote raises questions for whisky producers

With Scotland’s historic independence referendum just weeks away, the business implications are increasingly in focus. Whisky is a major Scottish

With Scotland’s historic independence referendum just weeks away, the business implications are increasingly in focus. Whisky is a major Scottish

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Barcelona residents protest against anti-social behaviour

Barcelona residents took to the streets this week in an impromptu protest against drunken and rowdy tourists who cause a disturbance at all hours of

Barcelona residents took to the streets this week in an impromptu protest against drunken and rowdy tourists who cause a disturbance at all hours of

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More wine being produced, but who's drinking it?

World wine production rose sharply last year, even as global consumption stagnated. South Africa, Chile, New Zealand and Spain increased their

World wine production rose sharply last year, even as global consumption stagnated. South Africa, Chile, New Zealand and Spain increased their

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Peruvian police arrest Israeli tourists after 'wild party'

Police in Peru have arrested around 60 tourists for taking part in what they described as a wild party. They seized drugs including marijuana and

Police in Peru have arrested around 60 tourists for taking part in what they described as a wild party. They seized drugs including marijuana and

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Prosecco sales out-bubble Champagne for the first time

Prosecco has beaten Champagne in terms of the number of bottles sold worldwide for the first time. The Italian sparkling wine is often seen as a

Prosecco has beaten Champagne in terms of the number of bottles sold worldwide for the first time. The Italian sparkling wine is often seen as a

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A taste for vodka blamed for high Russian male deaths

A quarter of all Russian men die before they reach their mid-fifties and their passion for alcohol – particularly vodka – is largely to blame

A quarter of all Russian men die before they reach their mid-fifties and their passion for alcohol – particularly vodka – is largely to blame