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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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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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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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Cocaine Use and Other Things Gets Licensee a Life Time Ban

A former licensee of a Sydney club has been handed a lifetime ban and $10,000 fine for allowing multiple licence breaches including allowing cocaine use. The case was described by the NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority as one of

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Teens Using Drugs and Alcohol to Cope with Bullying

Bullied teenagers and young adults are using alcohol and drugs to handle bullying. Data from 2018 has shown that 380,000 people aged between 14 and 25 experienced cyber bullying. New researcher has prompted renewed calls for bullying to be recognised

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Australian Working Mums Asking for Help Cutting Down on Alcohol

Although we often associate drinking problems with men, health experts say more Australian women are turning to the bottle to cope with the stresses of daily life. The gap between how much alcohol men drink versus women is narrowing and

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Dads’ Heavy Drinking Could be Influencing Teenager Girls The Worst

Fathers, your drinking may be influencing your daughters. A study out of the Griffith Criminology Institute found that teenage girls are more likely to try alcohol by 14 or 15 if their dads are heavy drinkers. The study by Jacqueline

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Here’s How to Stop Drinking Too Much

If your drinking is starting to get a little embarrassing or perhaps you’re beyond embarrassing when you drink and have started becoming a risk to yourself and/or a menace to others, here’s how you can stop drinking too much. Get

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Licensee Who allowed Intoxication Fined $2500

A licensee in Wollongong learned the hard way about the importance of Responsible Service of Alcohol after allowing intoxication. The Hotel Illawarra licensee was fined $2500 after pleading guilty in court for allowing intoxication at the venue. The intoxication happened

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