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  • South Africa bans liquor sales amid coronavirus surge

    12/29/2020 1:50:15 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-28-20 | JOSEPH CHOI
    South Africa bans liquor sales amid coronavirus surge © Getty Images South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday announced a new swath of COVID-19 restrictions, including shutting down bars and reimposing a ban on liquor sales. Medical experts are warning that the country’s health system is at risk of being overwhelmed due to rising coronavirus cases coupled with those needing urgent care due to alcohol-fueled incidents. A new, more infectious strain of coronavirus has recently been detected in South Africa that has caused many countries to limit or ban travel to and from the country. According to a report from...
  • Maryland to step up enforcement of coronavirus restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving with help of state police

    11/24/2020 5:49:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    The Baltimore Sun Adware Farm ^ | November 23, 2020 | PAMELA WOOD and HALLIE MILLER
    Maryland is ramping up enforcement of coronavirus restrictions ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday as the pandemic surges just as people usually gather with family and socialize in bars, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday. In addition to family gatherings on the holiday itself, the night before Thanksgiving has become one of the biggest bar-hopping nights of the year as people return to their hometowns and catch up with old friends over drinks. “I cannot emphasize how reckless that behavior would be this year,” the Republican governor said during a news conference in the State House rotunda in Annapolis. Health officials already...
  • Pennsylvania State Liquor Store Employees Getting Paid during shutdown???

    04/14/2020 7:55:04 AM PDT · by dickmc · 16 replies
    If I remember correctly, the state of Pennsylvania liquor store employee union voted not to work during the corona state shutdown by our governor. From the standpoint of virus spread our governor's decision to close the state stores did not make a lot of sense. (I drove to Ohio and spent money out of state!!!!!!!!!!!) Does anyone know if Pennsylvania's liquor store employees are getting paid during this shutdown??? What's the chance that the public is ticked enough to now oust the State from the liquor business??
  • Pa. Liquor Stores Restart Online Sales But Site Fails to Meet Demand

    04/02/2020 1:09:30 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 24 replies
    NBC 10 ^ | 4/2/2020 | uncredited
    Pennsylvania's system of state-owned liquor stores, closed because of the novel coronavirus outbreak, resumed limited online sales Wednesday only to have the state’s Fine Wine & Good Spirits website fail to keep up with demand. The state's website is accepting a "controlled number" of daily orders but plans to expand as it develops more capacity. The website had an apology posted Thursday morning that told customers that “due to overwhelming demand, the online store is not available at this time.” People looking to reload their booze supply are urged to try again in the coming days.
  • NY liquor stores deemed "essential businesses" under new order

    03/21/2020 5:05:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    See BS via MSN ^ | 3/20/20 | Audrey McNamara
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced an executive order that mandates 100% of the state's workforce "must stay home, excluding essential services," until further notice. That order does not apply to liquor stores, the New York State Liquor Store Association clarified later Friday. "Liquor stores have been deemed an essential business and may remain open," the association said in a press release. "You do not need to reduce your workforce. This applies to all SLA licensed entities as per the SLA." Beverage manufacturing, including alcoholic beverages, is also considered an essential operation, and is included under the state's...
  • Pa gov closes Liquor operations

    03/16/2020 7:45:29 PM PDT · by learner · 110 replies
    learner
    Pa Governor has on short notice closed the Pa unionized liquor licensed stores, which in PA are the only stores. This will cause these horrible bums to be paid while not working and get votes for the worst in life governor. We in PA need your support in defying this ban, which is a socialist government ban on free trade. Here is the number of the PR person for the PLCB (1 717 919 1905 Liquor Board) Elizabeth Brassel and the PA gov's number is 1-717-787-2500 These jerks need a lot of calls. Thanks for your help George
  • PA State Wine, Liquor Stores To Close Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

    03/14/2020 3:54:44 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 99 replies
    Across Pennsylvania ^ | 3/14/20 | Kara Seymour
    If they weren't already gone, there goes the bars & restaurants.
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Barrel-Aged Cocktails

    01/09/2020 9:08:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    www.insidehook.com ^ | / January 9, 2020 11:27 am | By Kirk Miller
    Once you age an Old Fashioned or martini for 60 days, you’ll never go back.... __________________________________________________________________________________________________ If you want a truly exceptional cocktail at home, you might need some patience. How does 2-3 months sound? If you’re barrel-aging your cocktails, the extra time might be worth it. You’ve probably seen (or ordered) a barrel-aged drink at one of your city’s finer cocktail establishments. These aren’t just drinks thrown into the same casks that will up a distillery’s warehouse; these are tinier, often countertop-sized vessels that can imbue your drinks with a unique character. “In a barrel, the cocktail tends to...
  • Pro-Life U.S. Diplomat Resigns After Deep State Attacks

    10/24/2019 8:13:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Center for Family and Human Rights ^ | October 24, 2019 | Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 24 (C-Fam) The State Department’s top official for UN affairs will retire next month after five decades of public service, beginning as a combat-decorated Marine, and including U.S. ambassador to the UN in Geneva. His departure comes after an internal campaign against him by career staffers, propelled by the left-wing media, Democrats in Congress, and the State Department’s inspector general. The campaign against assistant secretary of state Kevin Moley, and his senior advisor, Mari Stull, began shortly after he was called out of retirement to assume his responsibilities in April 2018. Emblematic of the poor state of...
  • 45K barrels of bourbon reportedly destroyed in Jim Beam warehouse fire

    07/03/2019 7:03:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 95 replies
    FOX8.com ^ | Posted 7:23 am, July 3, 2019 | Staff
    LEXINGTON, Ky. — Two barrel warehouses at a Jim Beam aging facility burned for hours overnight in Kentucky. WKYT reports the facility caught fire at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. One warehouse caught fire, which then spread to a second warehouse. Roughly 45,000 barrels of bourbon were in one of the burning warehouses. Officials said it’s possible the fire was caused by a lightning strike. VERSAILLES, Ky. (WKYT) - Multiple crews are on the scene of a major fire at a bourbon warehouse facility. Massive fire at a Jim Beam warehouse facility in Woodford County Woodford County Emergency Management Director Drew...
  • My Exciting Trip to the Liquor Store in Fascist Canada (new drinking/driving laws)

    01/20/2019 8:09:28 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 56 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Jan. 20, 2019 | Arthur Weinreb
    As I wrote in an earlier article, new laws concerning drinking and driving came into effect in Canada on Dec. 18. As well as increased penalties, cops no longer have to have a “reasonable suspicion” that a driver has been drinking before demanding that driver provide suitable breath samples. As well, a police officer can demand someone provide breath samples if that person has driven anytime within the previous two hours. If the demand is made to a person drinking at home or in a bar and that person blows over the legal limit, he or she can be charged....
  • Disneyland Park to Sell Liquor for the First Time in Its 63-Year History — Thanks to Star Wars!

    08/31/2018 5:00:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    People ^ | August 30, 2018 | Karen Mizoguchi
    Adults will finally get to enjoy an alcoholic beverage at the happiest place on earth. For the first time in its 63-year history, Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, announced its public liquor sales, years after its exclusive private Club 33 and adjacent California Adventure park have been selling libations. When the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction opens next year, its Oga’s Cantina will offer beer, wine and outer space theme cocktails.
  • ‘Housewives’ say Bravo keeps the booze flowing

    06/16/2018 2:10:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Page Six ^ | June 16, 2018 | Dana Schuster
    Aviva Drescher, who starred on Seasons 5 and 6 of “Real Housewives of New York,” said the show’s production team could sometimes go too far with their eagerness to liquor up the cast. She recalled the time a producer phoned ahead of filming and asked her to take a shot of alcohol with castmate Ramona Singer during a reconciliation scene at a restaurant. “I told the head producer, ‘I don’t want to do a shot. Can you just fill it with water?’ ” said Drescher, 47, who grew up with an alcoholic mother and says she had never taken a shot...
  • Fireball whisky covers interstate after big rigs crash in central Arkansas

    06/15/2018 3:17:21 PM PDT · by BBell · 45 replies
    PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KATV) - A fiery crash involving two 18-wheelers shut down an interstate in central Arkansas and left the roadway covered in Fireball whisky Thursday morning. The crash happened about 10:45 a.m. on Interstate 40 west between Galloway and Kerr in Pulaski County, according to the state Department of Transportation. The department reported at 1:30 p.m. that the left lane had re-opened, but the right lane "will be closed for a while" for cleanup.The department tweeted a photo of the crash that shows bottles of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky strewn about the highway. Another photo shows the burned cabin...
  • Brainwashed Sex Slaves Allegedly Branded With Group Leader’s Initials

    03/27/2018 3:21:40 PM PDT · by familyop · 83 replies
    CBS News, CBS DFW ^ | March 27, 2018 | CBS News
    ...secretive group in upstate New York...videotaped ceremonies where they were branded in their pelvic area with a symbol featuring Raniere’s initials. “During the branding ceremonies, slaves were required to be fully naked, and the master would order one slave to film while the other held down the slave being branded,” the complaint says...“slaves” had to stick to very low-calorie diets...“forced to wear fake cow udders over their breasts while people called them derogatory names,” or threatened with being put in cages,...Raniere has been bankrolled by Clare Bronfman, an heiress to the Seagram’s liquor fortune. Bronfman gave millions of dollars covering...
  • Restrictions placed on U.S. service members in Japan

    11/19/2017 8:27:39 PM PST · by Ronin · 69 replies
    US Forces Japan ^ | Nov. 20, 1325 | USFM
    Effective immediately, U.S. service members on Okinawa are restricted to base and to their residences. Until further notice, alcohol consumption is prohibited. This includes in residences and public locations such as bars and clubs, and hotels. Additionally, U.S. service members on mainland Japan are prohibited from purchasing or consuming alcohol, on or off base. The new restrictions follow an accident Sunday morning in Naha in which a Okinawan man was killed when his vehicle was struck by a truck being driven by a U.S. service member. Alcohol may have been a factor. Commanders across Japan will immediately lead mandatory training...
  • Paris: €673k Worth of Vintage Whiskies Stolen From Liquor Store

    11/17/2017 9:03:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Local ^ | 14 November 2017
    The famous Maison du Whisky liquor store in Paris was targeted thieves who looted some €673,000 worth of vintage bottles including one that cost nearly €200,000. When the thieves broke into the Maison du Whisky - one of the French capital's most famous liquor stores on Sunday night they knew exactly what they were after. After smashing their way through the metal shutter and the door of the store located in the on Rue d'Anjou in the plush eighth arrondissement of Paris, not far from the Elysée Palace, the thieves headed straight for the most expensive bottles. According to Le...
  • Pa. liquor sales up in first year of wine at groceries and other customer convenience reforms

    10/02/2017 9:31:54 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 6 replies
    Penn Live ^ | September 28, 2017 | Charles Thompson
    We know it was a different year for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, as the state saw the advent of widespread sales of wine outside of the state-owned liquor stores for the first time since Prohibition. But was it a good year? Just-released numbers for fiscal 2016-17 are strong, but board officials caution there's a lot more to learn as the customer convenience changes initiated last year continue to roll out across the state. The PLCB reported record retail sales of $2.01 billion for the year, not including state liquor and sales taxes, up 3.9 percent from 2015-16 and a...
  • Louisville business introduces luxury ice to bourbon industry

    09/17/2017 6:03:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    WDRB-TV ^ | September 17, 2017 | Gina Glaros
    MIDDLETOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's the newest take on the bourbon experience: luxury ice. The chilly business venture is barely a year old, but several big name distillers are already taking notice. It's Kentucky's proudest beverage. The flavor, the aroma and the way we enjoy our bourbon is a science. That's why the folks at Kentucky Straight Ice say what we put into the glass with it should be too. "You're getting ice that melts three to four times slower than your standard ice cube," says Rich Finck, President of Kentucky Straight Ice. This allows consumers to enjoy bourbon longer...
  • Video shows woman in Louisiana shoplifting alcohol stuffed in her pants, shirt, bag

    08/26/2017 6:42:15 AM PDT · by boycott · 44 replies
    nbc4i.com ^ | August 23, 2017 | KTAL Staff
    SHREVEPORT, LA (KTAL) – A woman in Louisiana is putting a whole new meaning to “holding your liquor” after video shows her shoplifting multiple bottles of alcohol. In a video released by the Shreveport Police Department, the woman can be seen grabbing several bottles of alcohol while walking down the aisles. Initially she places the bottles into her bag, but then is later emboldened to stuff a couple down her pants, and more into her shirt. The woman then approaches the counter where she places a random bottle on the counter before calmly exiting the store. Police say the incident...