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Rarest and most bizarre prohibitions against alcohol around the world

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American movie industry has been usually inspired by the well-known US Prohibition of the early 20th century. The black market controlled by mobsters like Al Capone has been referred as the starting point of many Hollywood movies. Stories of organised crime, smuggling and underground businesses have generated ideas about this time in history and some of the negative consequences of this prohibition.

Although it’s been almost 100 years since this law was repealed, there are still multiple alcohol-related bans around the world. That is why the web The Drinks Business has prepared the list of the seven most bizarre and rare laws in the world against alcohol.

1. Riding after drinking (Colorado, USA):

In the state of Colorado, horses are considered as a means of transport. That is why those who are riding under the influence of alcohol are fined in the same manner as if it was driving a vehicle.

2. Do not sell cold beer (Oklahoma, USA):

The state of Oklahoma it’s prohibited from selling beer with more than 4% ABV cold. So if you’re planning a party, you’d better have them in your refrigerator a few days in advance.

3. Prohibition of human figures on the labels of alcoholic beverages (Alabama, USA):

If you are a graphic designer in Alabama and work with a distillery, you must remember that labels showing “people posing sensual or immoral way” are not allowed. It is a ban imposed by the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

4. Shots and cocktails prohibited after midnight (Australia):

If you go out to party in Australia, you’d better ask the cocktails and shots before midnight, because in the land of the “Aussies” is forbidden to sell alcohol after the clock hits 12 midnight.

5. Death penalty for drunk driving (El Salvador):

This Central American country is very severe with those who get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol: the death penalty applies to those who violate this law.

6. Supermarkets cannot sell alcoholic beverages after 7 pm (Sweden):

In this Scandinavian country, supermarkets are prohibited from selling alcoholic beverages after 7 pm. So if you want to drink something at home after work, you’d better go to buy early.

7. Drunk driving convictions are to be served family (Malaysia):

Should a whole family be convicted for some relative felony? It is very likely for this to happen in Malaysia when one member of the family is incarcerated for driving after consuming alcohol.

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Wine for cats?

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Have you ever thought to share some of your delicious wine with your cat while relaxing in the comfort of your home? As the title suggests, the new trend, or rather, the new fashion for our beloved feline pets has come to us, and, apparently, has arrived to stay. Apollo Peak is the company that is behind this innovative idea.

But do not panic, obviously, Apollo Peak has created a special drink with no alcohol or grapes for our feline friends as these two substances, especially the first, are dangerous and harmful to any kind of pet. With super original and funny names like Pinot Meow or MusCAT, the wines are made from organic herbs and dyes of the same range to make them attractive and delicious for our little friends.

Brandon Zavala is the founder of Apollo Peak, who, curiously, named his company after the name of one of his cats, Apollo. He claims that this drink is like a tea for cats, but since they are very similar to wine colors, he decided to market it as wine to attract the attention of potential consumers and all those cat-lovers. This way, says Brandon, owners will feel they are having a drink with their pet, isn’t that great?

Zavala began distributing its creation in November last year and has received very good response from users. However, the idea is not entirely original. The company Nyan Nyan Nouveau (referring to the colorful viral cat released some years ago), created a similar product but with two big disadvantages compared to the wines of Apollo Peak: 1) is only available in Japan and 2) is made with grapes, which, as mentioned earlier, may be harmful to the health of cats. Brandon Zavala’s wines, on the other hand, are organic and made with beets, which have no negative effect on cats and has been approved by several veterinarians.

Although studies show that the beets are not harmful to our cats, or even our dogs, it is best to consult with your veterinarian before acting. Also, remember that in tastes genres are broken, and, as much as these drinks look delicious and appetizing, your pet may ignore them or hate… after all, they are cats.

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The Denver Cat Bar: the only place you can have a good glass of wine and fun with cats

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Yes, you read it right, cats drinking wine in a bar could be a real thing, at least if you live in the United States. This fashion trend has grown a lot in recent years, you can easily proof that just by looking for entertainment guides for major cities worldwide. From ice bars, children bars to pet bars or even celiac oriented bars.

But what we had not seen so far was a bar completely inhabited by cats, something that a group of cat-lovers from Denver, Colorado (USA) has been proposing through the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. The Denver Cat Bar, how this group is intending to call this establishment, would combine cats and wine in an environment where customers could interacting with cats rescued from abandonment or street life while enjoying a glass of their favorite beverage.

Thus, those who cannot enjoy the company of these elegant and curious animals at home, by the fact of living in rent (in the United States is quite common that landlords do not allow pet ownership to their tenants), will have at least one place do so while sipping a glass of delicious wine. The bar would also have an area for eating and drinking, but customers can take their drink to the “cat room” if they wish.

The promoters of the establishment intend to raise the not inconsiderable sum of $ 60,000, and they have already won the support of hundreds of small investors, who according to the amount contributed may include your name on one of the walls of the room, place your favorite photo with your pet in The Denver Cat Bar, one night for two with appetizers and drinks on the house or even be appointed official friend of the bar and get a lot more of additional rewards.

It will be nice to bring up these ideas here, wouldn’t be?

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Need therapy? Go to France and drink wine!

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Wine is healthy in many ways and provides a variety of benefits for consumers, besides being linked to a social act or a form of entertainment. Moreover, the French have been trying to promote wine in a hospital. There, a wine bar opened to encourage patients to consume wine as part of a palliative therapy.

This initiative offers several benefits that position France as a pioneer in the introduction of wine as palliative therapy. The hospital lies in Clermont-Ferrand and therapy’s working very well, which is helping to encourage patients to keep going with their treatment. They feel just fine, having fun and medical attention while drinking wine!

Usually, life in the hospital lacks some pleasures we enjoy in our daily lives, so these initiatives are proving to be of interest also to other countries.

Key Benefits

  • Patients and family relationship. In these wine bars, family and patients get together to have a good quality time – away from this hospital atmosphere.
  • Improving the lives of patients. These palliative therapies aim to improve the lives of patients during the time they are in the hospital.
  • Wine cellar. This wine bar has featured wines, it has a cellar to preserve the wines in point.
  • Hospital workers. For workers in the hospital, this initiative is entirely positive. Firstly, because they will also benefit from this wine bar. Secondly, this initiative reinforces contact between the patients and the hospital employees.

Although France is a pioneer of this initiative, it is worth mentioning that other hospitals in other countries have also signed up to offer this kind of therapy.

Uvinum wine recommendations 

May the selection be helpful while therapy!

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Whispering Angel Rosé 2015has its name from the Whispering Angels chapel from the early 19th century with two cherubs above the altar. The rosé managed to outshine its 2014 vintage which had already convinced many renowned wine critics. 

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Cocktails inspired by writer Roald Dahl

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A London restaurant called Rocket recently launched 4 cocktails inspired by the famous novels of the British writer Roald Dahl. Since the International Book Day has just passed by we wanted to share with you these fantastic cocktails.

Mr. Fox

The Mr. Fox is a cocktail inspired by the 1968 novel of Dahl called Fantastic Mr. Fox. It is made from Ubrówka vodka, St Germain’s elderflower liqueur, carrot, lemon and apple juice. Yummy!

The Witches

The second cocktail inspired by the author is called The Witches from the novel of the same name published back in 1983. Its preparation uses Havana Club rum, Koko Kanu coconut rum, blueberries cream liqueur, blueberries and lemon juice.

Marvelous Medicine

Fans of Marvelous Medicine by this remarkable writer can enjoy this option with a blue shiny appearance. It’ss made from Whitley Neill gin, Blue Curaçao, peach liqueur, lemon juice and syrup.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

And finally, the fourth cocktail is inspired by nothing more and nothing less than Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. For this sweet and delicious cocktail, we use Chivas Regal Whiskey, El Dorado rum, Mozart chocolate liqueur and chocolate ice cream. Very delightful.

The initiative is part of a collaboration with Broadgate Circle in support of its spring campaign “Literary Greats”. Broadgate Circle is a circle formed in London that brings together restaurants, cafes, bars, street food vendors and gyms where you can eat, have a nice time and join the trend of novel-inspired cocktails.

So, if you’re passing through London, stop and visit one of these bars and let yourself be seduced by the city’s literary side. Although, if you just want to try them out, with a little creativity and skill you can mix them easily at home.

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