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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "Alcoholic beverage" (Page 2)

Alcohol, a primer

Image by Joe Cashin via FlickrAlcohol: Also known by its scientific name “ethanol”, alcohol is a colorless, volatile, and pungent solvent in liquid form found in fermented liquors such as beer, wine, wine coolers, champagne, and liquors.  It is a depressant to the central nervous system when ingested.  If ingested in large amounts, coma or death will occur.Alcohol Abuse: A pattern of problem drinking that results in adverse health consequences, negative social problems or interactions, or both.  Consumption of alcohol can lead to criminal problems whenever the person consuming alcohol violates the laws relating to the most common intoxicant.  Crimes...

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MADD; Phohibition with a Twist of Greed!

For years the critics of MADD have been labled all manner of evil by the group for merely suggesting that they are just a money-making enterprise.  Well now, MADD is using its member's pain to sell alcohol-free drinks. (See story below)  It is now obvious that MADD is trying to profit off the pain and tragedy of a declining social ill by switching it message to an anti-alcohol campaign rather than a common-sense approach to drunk driving.  Like their neo-prohibition ancestors they want to steer you away from alcohol to their "alternative."  This...

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Beer Is Great For US Economy

[caption id="attachment_2097" align="alignright" width="150" caption="The "Beer Cave" at Arrow Wine, Kettering, Ohio"][/caption]WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new economic impact study shows America's beer industry, made up of brewers, beer importers, beer distributors, brewer suppliers and retailers, directly and indirectly contributes more than $198 billion annually to the U.S. economy. The study, commissioned by the Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), also shows that the industry provides nearly 1.9 million jobs -- generating nearly $62 billion in wages and benefits. The industry also paid $41 billion in business, personal...

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Ohio Liquor Sales Hit Record High

Image via WikipediaToday the Dayton Daily News reported that liquor sales in Ohio hit a record high of $719.2 million in 2008, a 4.75 percent increase over 2007.  The amount of liquor sold — 10.5 million gallons — represented a 2.64 percent increase over 2007. The numbers released Thursday represent liquor containing more than 21 percent alcohol.The top selling liquor was Kamchatka Vodka, at 380,465 gallons, followed by Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey, Bacardi Superior Light Rum, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum and Jagermeister.  The industry contributed $298 million to the state.  Who drinks Kamchatka Vodka?Source: http://www.daytondailynews.com/search/content/gen/ap/OH_Liquor_Sales.html ...

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Is Alcohol Recession-Proof?

Image by Jinx! via FlickrDespite a fragile economy, consumers will continue to see alcoholic beverages as an affordable indulgence according to Richard Hurst, senior vice president, Beverage Alcohol, The Nielsen Company. “Historical, as well as more recent consumer trends, indicate that alcoholic beverages are much more recession-resistant than many other product categories,” Hurst notes.  In its alcoholic beverage trends outlook for the 2008 holiday season, Nielsen notes a number of factors impacting consumer choices. Restaurants And Bars Hurting Consumers are going out to eat less often, as evidenced by a recent Nielsen survey, where two-thirds (66%) of fine dining patrons admitted they are...

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Economy Changes Alcohol Spending Habits

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="133" caption="Image by Martin Beek via Flickr"][/caption]Tough economic times may be having an impact on the way people spend their money on alcohol, but the poor economy isn't necessarily slowing drinkers down, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Sept. 7.Alcohol sales are up in some parts of the country despite the sluggish economy, and research from the Nielsen Company -- which monitors purchasing habits and trends -- found that 80 percent of Americans are spending as much as usual on alcohol.In the short term, the availability of less expensive brands of alcohol,...

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Alcohol Good for the Elderly

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="144" caption="Image by schnaars via Flickr"][/caption]According to All About Beer Magazine, alcohol can be a boon to the health of the elderly (All About Beer Magazine, Volume 23 Number 3,July 2002). A study conducted in New Haven, CT, between 1982-1996 found that moderate alcohol consumption was associated with decreased risk of heart failure among the elderly.Dr. Jerome L. Abramson of Emory University and his team of researchers studied 2,235 elderly men and women with an average age of 74. They found that compared to non-drinkers, those in the group ...

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Ohio Liquor Sales Up

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]By Mark FisherCOLUMBUS — Ohioans spent a record amount on liquor in fiscal year 2008, the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control announced Wednesday, Aug. 20.Spirits sales at Ohio's 440 contract liquor agencies rose $25 million, or 3.7 percent, to a record high of $697.7 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, state officials said.And it wasn't just because the booze was more expensive: Total gallons of spirituous liquor sold in 2008 was 10.3 million gallons, an increase of more than 143,000 gallons,...

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