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Wine, beer and hot chocolate drinks are proving good for you

Wine A Drink a Day Delays Dementia, Study Finds Italian researchers find the descent into dementia among the elderly is significantly slower in light to moderate wine drinkers Link to Wine Spectator Coffee: The New Health Food? Want a drug that could lower your risk of diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and colon cancer? That could lift(…)

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Happy Birthday Guinness! “To Arthur” 60 second spot celebrating Guinness’ 250th year

Happy Birthday Guinness! “To Arthur” 60 second spot celebrating Guinness’ 250th year

Previously Guinness related: Guinness Marmite Guinness Spot — “Spoken Word” Most expensive ever Guinness Ad? Brazen Thief Robs 180 Kegs of Guinness

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Johnnie Walker Brand Story, 5+ minute continuous take…

From Adland.tv :: This is about as cool as it gets when telling the history behind your brand. Johnnie Walker and BBH London got Scottish actor Robert Carlisle to narrate the story while walking through the misty Scottish highlands. Shot in one continuos take (#40 to be exact) this really shows off the acting chops(…)

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Russian fans told to ‘drink whisky’ when in Wales… What could possibly go wrong???

Russian fans told to ‘drink whisky’ when in Wales… What could possibly go wrong???

photo credit Russian fans told to ‘drink whisky’ when in Wales for World Cup qualifer. From article: Russian soccer fans have been told to drink whisky on their trip to Wales for next month’s World Cup qualifier to ward off the H1N1 swine flu virus, the head of the country’s supporter association (VOB) said today.(…)

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Vintage Boston Brewery Posters Color Proofs

Vintage Boston Brewery Posters Color Proofs

Found at Boston Public Library's FlickrStream. The rest of The Brewery Posters are here. All images link to higher resolution versions.     I really like the old school registration marks and color bars.          

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The Art of the [Glenfiddich] Barrel

The Art of the [Glenfiddich] Barrel

From Glenfiddich's site: Following the success of the inaugural Glenfiddich Barrel Art exhibition in 2007, we have developed a new exhibition for 2008. This year’s programme involves a single artist who will produce a collection of works that encapsulate the theme of time. We’ve chosen esteemed designer Michael Johnson. Michael has been at the forefront(…)

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Better Beer: College Team Creating Anticancer Brew

Better Beer: College Team Creating Anticancer Brew

found image From Science Daily:  College students often spend their free time thinking about beer, but a group of Rice University students are taking it to the next level. They're using genetic engineering to create beer that contains resveratrol, a chemical in wine that's been shown to reduce cancer and heart disease in lab animals.(…)

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Guinness Spot — “Spoken Word”

Guinness Spot — “Spoken Word”

Working with a powerful script and creative from Saatchi & Saatchi London, Shilo directed this spot — which has as its main components location-based live-action cinematography, an amazing performance by international spoken word artist Ainsley Burrows and stylized original animation seamlessly blended into the striking visuals. Found at Adland   

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The Booze Bra

The Booze Bra

Complete article:  Could this be the reason Amy Winehouse seemed to have sprouted such a heaving chest when she left rehab yesterday? For those occasions when booze just isn't allowed a wine-holding bra has been created for the ladettes of this world. Be it a rock concert of simply a trip to the women simply(…)

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Brazen Thief Robs 180 Kegs of Guinness

Brazen Thief Robs 180 Kegs of Guinness

DUBLIN – A thief made off with 180 kegs of Guinness beer after smoothly driving into the Dublin brewery which makes the black stout and snatching a trailer load of drink, police said on Thursday. The incident took place on Wednesday at the Guinness brewery on the banks of Dublin's River Liffey where Ireland's trademark(…)

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Sam Adams (Beer Co.) sues Sam Adams (Mayoral Candidate)

Sam Adams (Beer Co.) sues Sam Adams (Mayoral Candidate)

Will the *real* Sam Adams please stand up:  PORTLAND, Ore. – The Boston brewers of Sam Adams beer objected when they learned that a mayoral campaign here included Web sites invoking the name of their product. What they didn't realize is that Sam Adams is also the name of the candidate — and has been(…)

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Man, 72, refused alcohol over age

Man, 72, refused alcohol over age

Found photo Clip: Supermarket staff refused to sell alcohol to a white-haired 72-year-old man – because he would not confirm he was over 21. Check-out staff at Morrisons in West Kirby, Wirral, demanded Tony Ralls prove he was old enough to buy his two bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon. Mr Ralls asked to see the manager(…)

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Germany’s national railway wasn’t about to risk sending a trainload of soccer fans to a German Cup match without beer

Germany’s national railway wasn’t about to risk sending a trainload of soccer fans to a German Cup match without beer

Photo: Woody Norvell From The Guardian: Federal police said Monday that the beer tap failed aboard a special train carrying Bayer Leverkusen fans to Hamburg on Saturday. The fault was discovered half an hour into the journey. "In order not to endanger the good mood" of the passengers, railway officials halted the train in Wuppertal(…)

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Linus licks the bacon ice cream. “Not bad,” she says.

Linus licks the bacon ice cream. “Not bad,” she says.

Bacon ice cream anyone?  Don't forget 'Tuesday is bacon night' at Harris Grill, Pittsburg, PA.  Bacon is a versatile breakfast ingredient but not limited to morning fare. Keep abreast of what's happening in the bacon world, for example, did you know that scientists have cloned pigs that are engineered to contain omega-3 fatty acids, which(…)

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All things Italian —

All things Italian —

Photo: Ramperto  An excellent site created by the Italian Trade Comission. Check out the regions, wines and food categories. Site also includes a 92 page cookbook in PDF format. 

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More good news about wine…

More good news about wine…

(image credit: Flickr) NEW YORK: Latest research by Italian scientists has shown that drinking wine can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease and sore throats. Both red and white wines contain some powerful germ killing ingredients. Drinking a glass of wine regularly can act as an effective agent against disease causing streptococci bacteria and upper(…)

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