By the end of Prohibition, distilled spirits made up more than 75 percent of alcohol sales.
Something needed to be done to mask the taste of bootleg alcohol that could include ingredients ranging from dead rats to wood tar.
A sorry sight.
Boarded up pubs are becoming a common sight, and it's having a real impact on rural village life.
Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps please.
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Seasoned pubgoers will know that there are some ways to get served more quickly than the other drinkers.
Many claim that bouncers use dress codes to discriminate. But is it systemic?
A sociologist dressed men of different races in the same clothes – and then dispatched them to nightclubs across Texas to see what would happen.
There is little evidence that training alone reduces the propensity for over-service of alcohol.
Responsible Service of Alcohol laws should be coupled with public discussion that encourages people to take responsible for their own drinking behaviour.