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52 Students Received Sommelier Certification in Sydney

The Court of Master Sommeliers Oceania recently revealed the results of its Introductory and Certified examinations held in Sydney. Fifty-two students received certification with Felix Auzou (Dear Saint Eloise) being awarded the title of The 2019 Riedel Sydney Certified Sommelier

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Heavy Drinkers Consume More Than Half of All Alcohol

Alarming new research has emerged that suggests that heavy drinkers are consuming more than half of all alcohol in Australia. Just 10 per cent of drinkers are consuming 54.4 per cent of all the alcohol consumed in Australia, according to

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Here’s How That Late Night Alcohol is Affecting Your Sleep

Many people use alcohol as way to combat insomnia, assuming that one or two glasses of wine before bed is a good fix. While alcohol will help you feel drowsy at the time, it actually has a negative impact on

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IBISWorld Predictions for Most Popular Festive Drinks

According to IBISWorld, a leading researcher this festive season’s most popular drinks are likely to be Prosecco, Rose’ and craft beer. As people become more health conscious, IBISWorld also predicts a decline in per capita alcohol consumption as the demand

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Authorities Bust Illegal Alcohol Production Facility in South Australia

South Australian Police have raided an address where suspected illegal manufacture of alcohol was taking place. Police and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) conducted the raid following a tip-off. It led to the discovery of equipment and ingredients used in

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Vegemite Flavoured Alcohol – A Hit or Miss?

A firm Australian favourite, Vegemite is now available in alcohol form from Australian distillery Archie Rose. This classic breakfast staple has been turned into a drink available for sale online and from independent bars and liquor shops as of the

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This is How Your Drinking Affects Your body as You Age

You may have noticed that as you get older, those hangovers seem to get worse and worse and linger longer than they did when you were in your youth. A 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey found men in their

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Ireland’s Alcohol-free Pub Virgin Mary’s Opens

Although Ireland is known for a having a bar or pub on every corner, one publican is defying the stereotype by opening the nation’s very first alcohol-free bar. The Virgin Mary Bar opened it’s doors on Dublin’s Cape Street and

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World Wine Output Rebounds after 15 Year Low

If you were afraid of a potential shortage of wine following a 15 year low in wine production you can breathe a sigh of relief as the International Organization for Vine and Wine (OIV) reports wine production in 2018 hit

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Young Man Died After Drink Lean Purple Drank Popularised by U.S. Hip Hop Artists

The popular purple drink (Purple Drank) made popular by American Hip Hop Artists has made it to our shores and claimed the life of a young man in Darwin. The man was at a house party and consumed the toxic

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