Booze News WeeklyEdit Post
Contributed by on Sep 28, 2016
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Do you ever find yourself bored with your go-to booze? When you’ve grown tired of that mundane drink order, we’ll be here to talk you through what’s new and noteworthy this week…
British Supermarkets FTW:
For the first time ever, supermarkets and off-licenses sold more beer in 2015 than the 145,000 pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants. Over 7 billion pints were sold in the UK. According to the British Beer and Pub Association, larger supermarkets unloaded 51% of that amount. This is due to the promotions that these venues are able to offer versus pubs that can’t afford to lower their prices.
Airport & Airplane Drinking:
The rules on drinking in airports and on airplanes are changing. (Friendly reminder: being drunk while flying is illegal). Some airlines are thinking about limiting two drinks per passenger. That would be the first step, with the possibility of extending that to airport bars. Finally, some specific flights that are known for having more tipsy/drunk people aboard might have passengers breathalyzed at the gate. None of this is a reality now, but discussions are happening so beware. This wouldn’t be the best financial decision for airports and airlines so it might be a while before anything of these new rules go into motion. In the meantime, drink and fly safely!
Yeah you read that correctly. It all began in the motherland, England. But this crazy, yet delicious, creation has crossed the pond. It goes great with any gin but we recommend Pinksters (yes, it’s a pink gin), Elephant Gin and West Winds. Bust these out at your next dinner party and you’ll be sure to get rave reviews.