Linfield College: Oregon Wine History Archive debuts new projects . “The Oregon Wine History Archive (OWHA) at Linfield College has three new projects covering various aspects of Oregon winemaking and winemakers available on its website to the general public. The first is a series of themed oral history videos showcasing common themes in the Oregon wine industry. The series consists of 209 videos on 26 different topics, such as ‘Advice to Newcomers,’ ‘All About Pinot Noir’ and ‘Oregon Wine’s Pioneer Spirit.’ The videos were funded by the Oregon Wine Board, Oregon Heritage Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust, and are freely available to promote the wine industry. “
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.”
EurekAlert: College binge drinkers are posting while drunk, ‘addicted’ to social media
. “College students who binge drink are frequently posting on social media while intoxicated and show signs of social media ‘addiction,’ according to a new study.”
The Sunday Times: Photographer raises the bar by snapping every Irish pub. “Leopold Bloom, the fictional protagonist in James Joyce’s Ulysses, mused that a good puzzle would be to ‘cross Dublin without passing a pub’. Far from trying to solve it, one photographer from the city is setting off on a six-year quest to visit and snap every pub in the country.” The article is paywalled, but enough is visible for you to get the salients.
US News & World Report: Study: Social Media Usage Linked to Underage Drinking. “ALCOHOL-RELATED SOCIAL media posts appear to influence youth alcohol consumption, a new study says. The study, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, examined associations between young adults’ drinking behavior and the photos and posts of alcohol-fueled parties and behaviors that fill their feeds on social media sites. Despite the pervasive use of social media among young adults, the study says, little is known about its effect on drinking patterns.”
Advertising Age: Ads Or Not? DJ Khaled Faces Scrutiny Over Social Media Posts Plugging Booze Brands. “A collection of watchdog groups has done the impossible: They slowed down DJ Khaled’s brand plugs on social media, at least for alcohol. The hip hop star and so-called ‘King of Snapchat’ has dialed back posts mentioning liquor brands after scrutiny from watchdog groups alleging that his boozey social media musings reached minors and were not properly labeled as ads.”
New-to-me: a Web site listing producers of alcoholic beverages in Iowa. “The Iowa Tourism Office recently announced an update to the Iowa Wine and Beer app and a new Iowa Wine and Beer directory. The update adds 15 more breweries since the app originally launched in 2015.” Making just over 175 of them.