Tag Archives: Specific Substances

• Wine brand has little importance to consumer choices, UK study

Only 3 per cent of UK consumers opt for the brand of a wine over any other factor, according to new figures from the Wilson Drinks Report (WDR). Only 2 per cent of the wine shoppers who mostly drink red wine chose the brand first when deciding which wine to buy. It is a similar […]

• Aussie study sez everyone looks better after a few. They needed a study for this?!

Aussie study sez everyone looks better after a few. They needed a study for this?!

Boozy Aussies at the butt of beer goggle jokes may take some comfort from a new survey which found the phenomenon is common among drinkers. The beer goggle phenomenon – where a night on the tiles is apparently helping transform ugly ducklings into beauties across the nation – is being studied, with men and women […]

• Huge Increase in Chinese Wine Consumption Driving Industry Growth

The alcoholic beverages sector in China, which grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8% during 2004 to 2009, recorded volume sales of 47 billion liters in 2009. Sectoral growth has been fueled by factors such as increased disposable income and better availability of international alcohol brands. Wine, with a 32% growth over […]

• Women Drink Two A Day Healthier, Study Finds

Women Drink Two A Day Healthier, Study Finds

Women who have an alcoholic drink or two a day in midlife turn out to be healthier overall in their old age, a new study found. Previous research has pointed to health benefits for men and women with regular alcohol use, including lower risk of heart problems. But because of concerns about excess drinking, the […]

• Colonial Americans Imbibed Starting at Breakfast

Colonial Americans Imbibed Starting at Breakfast

Early Americans really did not care what anybody thought about their love of alcohol. As a Georgian wrote: “If I take a settler after my coffee, a cooler at nine, a bracer at ten, a whetter at eleven and two or three stiffners during the forenoon, who has any right to complain?” Colonial Americans, at […]

• Drinking or reading on vacation to relax? How 'bout both?!

Drinking or reading on vacation to relax? How 'bout both?!

According to the just-released “Relaxation Report” phone survey of 2,000 American adults, males prefer to kick back by having a drink (25%), reading (18%) and listening to music (17%). In the study, commissioned by Princess Cruises, women preferred reading (32%) or listening to music (21%), with just 15% choosing a drink as their No. 1 […]

• Warning Labels on Booze a Contentious Issue

Warning Labels on Booze a Contentious Issue

Brussels is a battlefield of rule-making; there are always a thousand small skirmishes taking place off-camera, many with an impact on your future and the bottom lines of big companies. Take alcohol. The European Union is due to revise its strategy on alcohol-related harm in 2012, setting up a fight between the beer, wine and […]

• How Sweet it is: Wine Industry Owes Sweet Wine Drinkers HUGE Apology!

New study shatters myths about wine consumers, uncovers opportunities for wine industry. A consumer study released today shows that physiology plays a major role in determining wine preferences and that White Zinfandel drinkers are often the most sensitive tasters shattering the myth that about sweet wine consumers. The study was conducted in conjunction with the […]

• Why Intelligent People Drink More Alcohol

Why Intelligent People Drink More Alcohol

More intelligent people are more likely to binge drink and get drunk. Drinking alcohol is evolutionarily novel, so the Hypothesis would predict that more intelligent people drink more alcohol than less intelligent people. … Human consumption of alcohol, however, was unintentional, accidental, and haphazard until about 10,000 years ago.  The intentional fermentation of fruits and […]

• One Daily Drink May Reduce Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death in Women

One Daily Drink May Reduce Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death in Women

Women who consume up to one drink per day may reduce their risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) by 36 percent, according to an Oct. 1 HealthDay News report. Conversely, those who consume more than two drinks per day may have a 15 percent increased risk of SCD. The findings were based on data from […]

• Russian Official: Smokers, Drinkers Are Patriots. Finance Minister says indulging will help solve social problems

Russian Official: Smokers, Drinkers Are Patriots. Finance Minister says indulging will help solve social problems

Is it a citizen’s patriotic duty to smoke more cigarettes and drink more alcohol? One Russian official appears to think so.

• Another Good Reason to Keep on Drinking: Wine May Cut Decline in Thinking Skills

Another Good Reason to Keep on Drinking: Wine May Cut Decline in Thinking Skills

Study Shows Wine Drinkers Perform Better Than Teetotalers on Cognitive Tests