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03.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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DRUNK DRIVING ON A SEGWAY IS LEGAL

Well, at least in Minnesota it is.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that hopping on your Segway after you’ve had a few drinks is not driving drunk under the state’s law – because a Segway is not a motor vehicle.  Last February, Mark Greenman was stopped by police and charged with driving while impaired after an officer saw his Segway drifting twice across the center line in the road, according to the court [...] Read More »

WHITE ROCK FACILITY WILL CLOSE

Beam Inc. has announced that it will shut down its Lewiston, Maine facility and shift production of Pinnacle Vodka and Calico Jack Rum to Kentucky. The 16O employees who work at the plant will lose their jobs, Paula Erickson, a spokeswoman for Beam, told the Bangor Daily News. The consolidation will be complete by April 2O14. “We wanted to give the workforce as much advance notice as possible,” Erickson said. “On the flip side, in [...] Read More »

HEY BIG SPENDER . . . SPIRITS DRINKERS TIP MORE

Think you’re a good tipper? Your libation of choice may actually determine how you tip. Insight analyst firm Restaurant Sciences recently released its first-ever study of spirits, beer and wine gratuities. Analyzing more than four million guest checks at US family, casual, upscale, and fine dining establishments – as well as nightclubs and hotel bars – from February to November of last year, their “Hey Big Spender Survey” determined that on average spirits, beer and [...] Read More »

NOT SUCH A GREAT APP FOR THAT

This one could easily fall into the “too much information” category.A new Smart Phone app says it shows the physical signs of aging caused by alcohol consumption.  The free app, called the “Drinking Mirror”, works on anyone but was actually designed to target women who drink heavily.  Rolled out by the Scottish government as part of a health campaign, the app allows users to upload a photo and then, based on how much [...] Read More »

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