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Comment: The rise of Australia as a wine nation

Comment: The rise of Australia as a wine nation | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Australia's national drinking taste is undergoing a dramatic change. Not only are we drinking less overall, but beer no longer dominates the contents of the national glass.

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Aussies are pretty much getting boozed as much on wine as on beer. Long may they both survive.

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How long do you work to earn a drink?

How long do you work to earn a drink? | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

UK workers toil 3 times harder than US counterparts to earn a beer!

 

How long does it take to afford a beer? Less than 10 minutes if you're in the USA.

 

The Economist has figured this out this vital calculation in minutes worked, based on the local price of a beer. Genius.

 

In India people have to work for nearly an hour, while in the USA and Czech Republic it's less than 10 minutes. Thankfully Australia, where I'm based now, fairs slightly better than the UK.

 

Anybody up for a wine version of this work?

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Beer Makes You Smarter - Telegraph

Beer Makes You Smarter  - Telegraph | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
Men who drink two pints of beer before tackling brain teasers perform better than those who attempt the riddles sober, scientists have found.

 

Me thinks more research is required. Does wine make you wiser?

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Beer is your friend - Fox News

Beer is your friend - Fox News | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Mmmm...beer!

 

OK, so wine might not actually be great for us, but guess what - beer is! At least, that's accoriding ot this report on Fox News.

 

Waddayathink? Can a beer a day keep the doctor away?

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Scans Yield Big Surprise About Beer's Effect On Brain

Scans Yield Big Surprise About Beer's Effect On Brain | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/15/2013 01:31 PM EDT on LiveScience The taste of beer, without its alcoholic effects, may be enough to trigger the release of the pleasure chemical dopamine in the brain, a study finds.

 

 


Via Frank Haddad
David Swaddle's insight:

Beer makes us happy!

 

It's official, just the taste of beer makes us happy, even if the alcohol is removed. It gets us wagging our tails just like Pavlov's puppies.

 

Has anyone done a similar experiment with wine? It'd be interesting to know if alcohol is a more vital component of the experience, seeing as there's 3 times as much present. I volunteer to take part.

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Alabama bans beer over dirty name - Fox News

Alabama bans beer over dirty name - Fox News | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

You can buy Fat Bastard wine in Alabama, but you'll have to go elsewhere for Dirty Bastard beer.

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James Bond swaps martini for Heineken - Drinks Business

James Bond swaps martini for Heineken - Drinks Business | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Heineken, shaken not stirred. WTF?? Is nothing sacred?

 

It seems that James Bond has sold out and is swapping his martini for a beer. Not a British beer, but a Dutch one! Whatever next? Will he be asking for a sparkling Blue Nun instead of his usual Bolli?

 

What do you think? Is this a product placement too far?

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