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Popular Beer and Wine Brands Contaminated With Monsanto's Weedkiller, Tests Reveal

The past few years have revealed some disturbing news for the alcohol industry. In 2015, CBS news broke the announcement of a lawsuit against 31 brands of wines for high levels of inorganic arsenic. In 2016, beer testing in Germany also revealed residues of glyphosate in every single sample tested, even independent beers. Moms Across America released test results of 12 California wines that were all found to be positive for glyphosate in 2016. We tested further and released new findings last week of glyphosate in all of the most popular brands of wines in the world, the majority of which are from the U.S., and in batch test results in American beer.

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This Is How the Future Will Taste: 6 High-Tech Foods That Are Changing the Way We Eat and Drink

The global food system faces an uncertain future. Consumer preferences continue to shift in the face of health, environmental and animal welfare concerns, and a warming climate means we’ll soon have to do more with less.

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Want to Celebrate Legal Cannabis in California? Consider a Weed and Wine Tour

The wine was pale garnet, with notes of smoke and blackberry giving way to a lingering, slightly tart, finish. One sip sent my head spinning.

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Wildfires in Northern CA Have Devastated America's Prime Marijuana-Growing Region

The wildfires raging through Northern California's wine country this week have killed at least 15 people and left dozens missing and thousands burned out of their homes. The fires have also put a significant hurt on the region's namesake wine industry, as well as its up-and-coming country cousin, the weed business.

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Is My Drinking Normal, or Could I Be an Alcoholic?

Is my drinking normal, or could I be an alcoholic?

Alcoholism rose 49 percent in the last decade. Nearly every group of people in the United States right now is drinking more than they did a decade ago. Deposit Photos The trouble with alcohol is that it’s everywhere. We don’t treat any other drug the way we treat alcohol, marijuana included, and in part that’s because…

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Top 6 Wine Apps That Millennials Love

The following excerpt is from Sandra Taylor's new book The Business of Sustainable Wine: How to Build Brand Equity in a 21st Century Wine Industry (Board and Bench Publishing, 2017).

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Tasting Wine Stimulates Your Brain More Than Math

Wine is nature’s glorious nectar. Whether you’re an occasional drinker or full-blown wine snob, the fact remains that once you’ve tasted a fine variety, few can deny wine’s place among the most superior of alcoholic beverages. And now it seems there may even be some evidence to back up that claim.

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No, Not the Wine! Climate Change Takes Its Toll on Grapes

A new Global Wine Index outlines the most at-risk wine regions according to natural disasters, rising temperatures and other climate change factors. Unfortunately, some of the world's finest grapes are unlikely to survive.

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People Using Medical Marijuana Drink Less and Gobble Fewer Pain Pills

Medical Marijuana Linked To Decreased Alcohol Consumption, Less Opioid Use

Coming home after a long day at work has become synonymous with pouring a big glass of wine, but is this long-held American tradition changing? California-based medical marijuana technology company Eaze just released a new report which shows that alcohol drinkers in California are turning to marijuana as a safer, more natural alternative for alleviating everyday…

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Wine 'Economists' Poke Fun at Wine Snobs

Economist Karl Storchmann has always loved wine—so much so that, years ago, before he moved to the US from Germany, he even tried his hand at making his own. From 1994 to 1999, when he was working for the Rhine-Westphalian Institute for Economic Research, he cultivated a small vineyard in his free time. “I pruned and trained the vines, and I made some wine—not a lot, like 350 bottles,” Storchmann, now at New York University, recalls with a smile. “It was really fun.”

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North Americans Are Spending Nearly as Much on Weed as They Do on Wine

Move over, Napa Valley, there's a new kid on the block. When it comes to spending on mind-altering substances, Americans and Canadians are shelling out just about as much for weed as they do for wine.

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