The Spirits Business: New resource highlights dangerous cocktail ingredients

The Spirits Business: New resource highlights dangerous cocktail ingredients. “Cocktail Safe, which currently focuses on US regulations, provides information and advice on regulated ingredients such as quinine and wormwood, as well as prohibited ingredients like tobacco, tonka beans, and raw sassafras. The online resource also includes advice about potentially dangerous techniques and equipment, including liquid nitrogen, fat-washing and the use of vintage glassware.”

Global News: First of its kind database aims to reveal how FASD affects Canadians

Global News: First of its kind database aims to reveal how FASD affects Canadians. “Saskatchewan, like other provinces, does not collect specific data on how many people have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) is launching the first national database, and first globally, on the disorder.”

UC Davis: UC Davis Creates Wine Price Database With Crowdsourcing, Famed Catalogs

UC Davis: UC Davis Creates Wine Price Database With Crowdsourcing, Famed Catalogs. “Recommendations for ‘best buys’ in Champagnes and party menus from some 50 years ago are among the treats in a new crowdsourcing database of historic wine prices from the University of California, Davis. Price the Vintage, with more than 200 digitized catalogs of famed New York-based distributor Sherry-Lehmann, is the most comprehensive online database of its kind. People from around the world can enjoy browsing the catalogs, enter pricing information and help chart America’s appreciation for wine.”

New-to-me: Barnivore, A Database of Information About Vegan Alcohol Products

New-to-me: Barnivore, a database of vegan alcohol. From the home page: “It might seem weird at first, but your favourite drink might have more than just alcohol in it. Brewmasters, winemakers, and distillers may include animal ingredients in their products directly, or they might use them in the processing and filtration…. Our 34,684 entries have been checked and often double or triple checked by the Barnivore community and are gathered here for you to enjoy, and maybe submit a check of your own.”

Dive In: Living Photo Archive Tackles Chicago’s Monumental Bar Culture (Chicagoist)

Chicagoist: Dive In: Living Photo Archive Tackles Chicago’s Monumental Bar Culture. “You don’t have to exactly gather a search party to find folks willing to assemble documentation of their visits to various bars and plaster it on social media. We guess that’s one way to describe photographer Katherine Hodges’ Bars of Chicago project, although probably the most reductive way possible. Truth is, Hodges’ personal, living archive of Chicago’s vast bar culture—she’s been to an astonishing 500 different Chicagoland bars within the last four-and-a-half years—betrays a sense of you-are-there discovery, commitment and curiosity about our city’s boozy third spaces that we don’t often see… and which seriously makes us want to sidle up, too.”

Brewers Association Releases Beer Nutrient Database

Now available: a database of beer nutrients. “Using a robust analytical testing program, the [Brewers Association] has built a database that reflects average nutritional value of nine lesser nutrients (total fat, calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, dietary fiber, sugars, and protein). This database, which currently has 41 styles as defined by the BA Beer Style Guidelines, will expand over time as more analytical testing is conducted.”

PLOS: Recruitment and retention of young adult veteran drinkers using Facebook

PLOS: Recruitment and retention of young adult veteran drinkers using Facebook. “The objective of this study was to describe the feasibility of using Facebook as a platform to recruit and retain young adult veteran drinkers into an online-alcohol use intervention study. Facebook’s wide accessibility and popularity among the age group that comprises the majority of veterans from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan make it a compelling resource through which research can extend its reach to this otherwise hard-to-reach group.”