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Nantes. Le muscadet menacé par Donald Trump ? - Nantes.maville.com
Ici, 50 % de la production part à l’exportation, dont environ 30 % vers les États-Unis. Soit entre 10 000 et 30 000 bouteilles. Il faut dire que le muscadet et plus largement les vins de Loire séduisent de plus en plus les Américains.

Les États-Unis sont aujourd’hui le premier importateur de vins de Loire. En 2018, le marché était de 85 831 hectolitres pour une valeur de 67 millions d’euros. C’est le plus grand marché à l’export, affirmait en 2017 la fédération des vins de Nantes. Le marché nord américain (Québec compris) pèse près de 7 millions d’euros pour le seul muscadet. Trois états sont particulièrement concernés et concentrent 80 % des ventes : l’Illinois, New York et la Californie. Les Américains apprécient particulièrement le côté convivial et festif du vin nantais. Et son prix, entre 15 et 20 dollars, soit deux fois moins que le prix moyen d’un vin importé, et au niveau, voire légèrement en dessous des productions américaines.
agriculture  france  us  alcohol  politics 
7 weeks ago by juliusbeezer
Nantes. Des alcoolisations au volant massives et répétées en ville - Nantes.maville.com
Nuit mouvementée sur les routes de Nantes et de son agglomération. Les forces de police ont procédé à de nombreux contrôles d’alcoolémie positifs au cours de leurs patrouilles. De la rue Fouré en centre-ville au quai Wilson sur l'île de Nantes en passant par le Ranzay secteur Beaujoire, de 22 h samedi soir à 4 h 30 ce dimanche matin, les contrevenants n’avaient pas fait dans la demi-mesure, certains automobilistes affichant des taux de 2,44 g d’alcool par litre de sang, 2,14 g, 1,60 g ou bien encore 1,56 g.
alcohol  nantes  driving 
february 2019 by juliusbeezer
Nantes. Notre top 10 des terrasses nantaises !
Cachées, insolites ou ensoleillées, elles n’attendent que vous. Les terrasses sont recherchées, l’été, à toute heure de la journée. Nous vous livrons notre sélection.

Les insolites...
C’est la terrasse roof top de Nantes, située sur l’île, au Vertigo. Au 8e étage, elle offre une vue panoramique sur la ville. - Crédit Ouest-France Sur l’île de Nantes, le Vertigo va vous donner le vertige. Comme son nom l’indique en latin, car vous parlez latin, c’est LE roof top de la ville.
nantes  alcohol  caffeine  tourisme 
august 2018 by juliusbeezer
What Can We Learn About Moral Panics from Absinthe?
Absinthe’s history is one of persecution, moral panic, and demonization; these subjects are near and dear to the hearts of most (if not all) Satanists. In addition, the ritualistic nature of how the drink is prepared makes for a thoughtful commentary on traditions and their importance. ...
As it turns out the reason for absinthe’s rise in popularity in the late 19th century are rather mundane. What is interesting however is the way the spirit became a scapegoat for societal ills despite scant evidence. Claims arose that it was hallucinogenic (it’s not); absinthe was blamed for murders, suicides, and all manner of moral decay. There was a concerted propaganda campaign to malign and disparage the drink, which is at worst no more harmful than any other cocktail.
alcohol  drugs  agnotology 
june 2018 by juliusbeezer
Dans le Médoc, on a marché contre les pesticides dans les vignes
« C’est une marche pour venir à la rencontre des personnes exposées » expliquait Marie-Lys Bibeyran, à l’origine de la marche ; « Ce territoire est encore très féodal, avec une toute puissance du milieu viticole : ici le maire et les trois-quarts du conseil municipal sont viticulteurs. Nous demandons juste un vrai débat. » Symboliquement, le rendez-vous a été donné sur le parking de la Cave de vinification Grand Listrac. « De nombreux viticulteurs en font partie, et c’est encore plus difficile d’aborder le sujet des pesticides avec eux, car ils ne sont pas libres de faire ce qu’ils veulent sur leur vigne. Ici ils sont particulièrement réfractaires » selon elle.

Corinne Despreaux est assistante maternelle à Listrac : « Après avoir été enceinte près des vignes, avoir élevé mes enfants près des vignes, maintenant j’accueille les enfants des autres ici ». Elle raconte la cohabitation avec les pesticides dont elle connaît bien l’odeur tenace : « À partir d’avril et jusqu’en septembre-octobre, il y a des traitements tous les 15 jours. Mais si vous habitez à côté des parcelles de plusieurs châteaux, cela fait un passage par quinzaine sur chaque château. »
france  politics  wine  alcohol  agriculture 
october 2017 by juliusbeezer
The Fall of Gruit and the Rise of Brewer's Droop by Stephen Harrod Buhner
Many people think hops became an additive to beer for its bittering and preservative qualities but the truth is quite different. Gruit was primarily a combination of three herbs: sweet gale (Myrica gale),
yarrow (Achillea millefolium), and marsh rosemary (Ledum palustre) though each commercial gruit ale varied somewhat. Different brewers added other herbs (such as juniper berries, ginger, caraway seed, aniseed, nutmeg, and cinnamon (1)) to produce unique tastes, flavors, and effects in their ale. The exact formula for competing gruit ales was, like that for Coca Cola, proprietary - a closely guarded secret. Each
of the three primary gruit herbs was also used alone in brewing simple beers in cottage practice. And references to one particular quality of those herbs abound in the literature of the times; they were extremely inebriating when fermented. The brewing historian Odd Nordland comments that among rural Norwegian brewers "It was said locally that when one drank much of [sweet gale], it was strongly intoxicating, with unpleasant after effects." (2) The English herbalist Maude Grieve notes in her seminal Modern Herbal that "The leaves [of marsh rosemary] are reputed to be more powerful than those of Ledum latifolium [Labrador Tea], and to have in addition some narcotic properties, being used in Germany to make beer more intoxicating." (3) But among them all yarrow, the innocuous garden herb, was best known as an inebriant.
alcohol  food  history 
september 2017 by juliusbeezer
Drinking and driving in Europe - IAS
Although the number of road accident deaths in the European Union dropped at the beginning of the 1990s, in recent years, the downward trend has stabilized. In the year 2000, road accidents killed over 40,000 people and injured more than 1.7 million in the fifteen countries of the existing Union. The age group most affected is the 14-25 year olds, for whom road accidents are the prime cause of death. One in three Europeans will be injured in a road traffic accident at some point in their lives. This directly costs the European Union 45 billion euros. Indirect costs (including physical and psychological damage suffered by the victims and their families) are three to four times higher. The annual figure is put at 160 billion euros, equivalent to 2 per cent of the Union's GNP.

The European Commission has estimated that one quarter of these deaths, 10000, are due to alcohol, at a cost of 40 billion euros per annum. This figure is likely to be an underestimate, since the global burden of disease study of the World Health Organization estimated in European countries that 45 per cent of the burden of disability arising from motor vehicle accidents for men and 18 per cent for women is attributable to alcohol. Between 1 per cent and 5 per cent of drivers have blood alcohol levels above their country's maximum limits, accounting for up to 20 per cent of fatal and serious injuries, and up to 25 per cent of driver fatalities. Fatal accidents involving large goods vehicles and buses account for about 18 per cent of all fatal accidents. Once involved in a road accident, large vehicles have the potential to cause severe property damage, disruption, delay, and traffic congestion especially in tunnels, on bridges, on main arterial roads, or in densely populated urban areas.
alcohol  driving  eu 
september 2017 by juliusbeezer
Grave accident de la circulation au centre de Belfort - France 3 Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Peu avant cet accident, une patrouille de la Police Nationale avait repéré place Yitzhak Rabin une grosse cylindrée allemande roulant en plein centre de Belfort à une vitesse estimée entre 150 km/h et 200 km/h. Les policiers mettent en marche leur gyrophare mais le chauffard refuse d'obtempérer, il accélère même et grille un feu rouge. La patrouille le perd de vue et prévient la salle de commandement qui diffuse alors le signalement. La Police Nationale précise qu'il n'y a pas eu de course poursuite car la voiture les a semés dès la demande d'obtempérer.
Des policiers arrivent alors sur le pont Michelet et repèrent à ce moment-là la Mercedes qui vient de s'encastrer dans un mur après avoir percuté une voiture conduite par une femme âgée de 67 ans avec à ses côtés son petit-fils âgé de 15 ans.
crash_report  alcohol  driving 
march 2017 by juliusbeezer
Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening | Mosaic
“We didn’t say to them, you’re coming in for treatment. We said, we’ll teach you anything you want to learn: music, dance, hip hop, art, martial arts.” The idea was that these different classes could provide a variety of alterations in the kids’ brain chemistry, and give them what they needed to cope better with life: some might crave an experience that could help reduce anxiety, others may be after a rush.
drugs  alcohol  tobacco  iceland 
january 2017 by juliusbeezer
Frontiers | The Synergistic Impact of Excessive Alcohol Drinking and Cigarette Smoking upon Prospective Memory | Addictive Disorders
The Cambridge Prospective Memory Test (CAMPROMPT) is a test of both time-based and event-based PM and was used here to measure PM. The CAMPROMPT was administered to 125 adults; an excessive alcohol user group (n = 40), a group of smokers who drink very little alcohol (n = 20), a combined user group (the “Polydrug” group) who drink excessively and smoke cigarettes (n = 40) and a non-drinker/low alcohol consumption control group (n = 25). The main findings revealed that the Polydrug users recalled significantly fewer time-based PM tasks than both excessive alcohol users p < 0.001 and smokers p = 0.013. Polydrug users (mean = 11.47) also remembered significantly fewer event-based PM tasks than excessive alcohol users p < 0.001 and smokers p = 0.013. With regards to the main aim of the study, the polydrug users exhibited significantly greater impaired time-based PM than the combined effect of single excessive alcohol users and cigarette smokers p = 0.033. However, no difference was observed between polydrug users and the combined effect of single excessive alcohol users and cigarette smokers in event-based PM p = 0.757.
tobacco  alcohol  memory  health 
november 2016 by juliusbeezer
The User Has Sobered Up — Medium
In this post, I’d like to share my process and my favorite parts of the entire experience; what drinking professionally is like; serious questions I have about privilege; why I feel it is time for me to close the site; and what’s next.
Evaluating UX While Drunk

The User Is Drunk provided a service that wasn't actually as straightforward as it seems. I wasn't really a "user", a naïve person you'd pay on fiverr.com or a friend you'd ask to check out your beta site. I'm a full-stack developer with experience evaluating UX/UI for websites
alcohol  internet  software  coding 
december 2015 by juliusbeezer
Nantes: Ivre, il percute un cycliste et prend la fuite
Un cycliste de 21 ans a été renversé par un automobiliste, mercredi soir autour de 21h, alors qu’il roulait, correctement éclairé, rue Gambetta à Nantes, rapporte la police. Le jeune homme, percuté par l’arrière, a chuté entre deux voitures en stationnement.
alcohol  nantes  driving  cycling 
november 2015 by juliusbeezer
How Much Water Did It Take to Make That Pint of Beer?
The brewing process uses somewhere in the neighborhood of five liters for every liter of beer produced. But that’s only a drop in the bucket when compared to the total of anywhere from 61 to 180 liters required, depending on which country the ingredients are produced in. (That would be anywhere from 8 to 24 gallons for a pint, in case you’re planning to use this post’s title as a pickup line in a bar.)

A recent report of the Water Futures Partnership, a collaboration between the SABMiller brewing company and the WWF, studies the water footprint at SABMiller’s operations and in river habitats in four countries: Peru, Tanzania, Ukraine and South Africa. Although, operations vary considerably from country to country, in each case at least 89% of the total water usage goes to the cultivation of ingredients such as hops and barley.
alcohol  water  agriculture 
october 2015 by juliusbeezer
Ces vignerons rebelles qui mettent l'anarchie en bouteille | MUNCHIES
Ça paraît con, mais quand on sait ce qui baigne dans certains vins produits à grande échelle, il semble important à Kris de le rappeler.

« Pas de glycérine, pas de composants chimiques de synthèse, aucun additif… », insiste-t-il ironiquement, en listant quelques ingrédients présents dans les vins que l’on trouve dans la grande distribution.
alcohol  food  agriculture  politics 
october 2015 by juliusbeezer
Gâteau nantais - Institut Edouard Nignon
Gâteau nantais
Gâteau nantais Recette du gâteau nantais de la Maison Lefèvre-Utile « Gâteau Prestige »
nantes  food  alcohol 
january 2015 by juliusbeezer
Prohibition Lite: The war on drugs has been a failure. But the war on alcohol deserves a second chance.
In Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know, the authors estimate that at current beer prices, it costs about $5 to $10 to get drunk, or a dollar or two per drunken hour. To get a sense of what the world would look like if that price fell significantly, go to a typical town square in England on a weekend night, where alcohol-fueled violence is rampant, or to Russia, where the ruling class has used cheap vodka as a tool to keep the population drunk, passive, and stupid for generations.

We shouldn’t be satisfied with keeping the per dollar cost of getting drunk where it is today. We should make it higher. Much higher.
alcohol  cannabis 
june 2014 by juliusbeezer
A Vision of Cannabis Regulation: A Public Health Approach Based on | Haden | Array
Cannabis lounges should have a standardized, neutral, external and internal appearance, should be free of promotional materials or activities, and should display health promotion and referral information prominently. These locations would thus also offer the opportunity for public health promotion by providing a central, accessible, and social venue through which information dissemination and demonstration of potential harm reduction and health promotion approaches can occur, such as encouraging the use of smokeless modes of cannabis consumption
cannabis  alcohol  tobacco 
june 2014 by juliusbeezer
What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time? | Popular Science
In a study published in 2001, Lukas found that after individuals smoked marijuana and a drank large dose of alcohol, the equivalent to a couple of shots, the THC levels in their blood plasma nearly doubled compared with people who smoked pot and consumed a placebo drink. The buzzed people in the study also detected the effects of marijuana sooner than those who only got stoned, and rated their high as subjectively "better." This suggests that getting boozed up causes more THC to reach the brain, via the bloodstream, within the first few minutes of ingestion. One explanation for this finding is that alcohol may cause changes in blood vessels that boost the absorption of inhaled THC.
alcohol  cannabis 
march 2014 by juliusbeezer
Fighting a killer: How Nome built a safety net for drinkers | State of Intoxication | ADN.com
Federal investigators reviewed 24 deaths and disappearances, announcing in 2006 that they found no sign of a killer. The common link, when a link could be found, was a combination of excessive alcohol consumption and the harsh climate. Some might have perished after falling into the cold water of a channel that has since been filled.

In the years that followed, people continued to die.

"Every winter, one or two people would freeze to death in Nome due to a combination of over-consumption of alcohol, no place to stay and terrible weather," Steinacher said.
alcohol 
november 2013 by juliusbeezer
Just Another Night… « The Custody Record
Night in the life of a UK custody sergeant. The drunks.
alcohol  drugs  law  police 
july 2012 by juliusbeezer
Confessions of a cannabis eater | Art
the exhibition was an hour of happy nostalgia... the root cores of lettuce given me for toothache as a child (they contained a trace of laudanum), the cherry brandy that was then my sleeping draught, Dr Collis Brown’s Chlorodyne from which I occasionally took an unnecessary swig... my cannabis years when we not only smoked it but ate it... I saw myself taking LSD for the first time and the gentle wonders I then beheld... long evenings in Warhol’s Factory, whither we had gone in search of sex, ending helpless heaps beached on the banks of Lethe.. the pleasures of the Balkan Sobranie cigarette I smoked as a squaddy, the small cigar I took to as a solitary traveller, the wines of Haute-Savoie, pink gin and Bloody Mary. To none of these I became addicted— but I am hooked on caffeine... my first espresso, sixty-five years ago... ever since been hooked... I cannot function without it. I overdose on it, experience withdrawal... were it ever illegal, I’d break the law for it.
cannabis  alcohol  writing 
december 2010 by juliusbeezer
"The DUI Exception to the Constitution," Drunk Driving Defense Attorney Lawrence Taylor
I hope to convince you in the next hour, some of you, convince some of you, in the next hour that the greatest single threat to our freedoms, the freedoms set forth in our Bill of Rights to our Constitution. The single greatest threat is not from China. I don’t think it’s from Afghanistan. I don’t think it’s from the extremists of the Muslim world. The threat as it has always been throughout history is internal. It is from within. I do not think it is from the American Communist party or extremists on the right. I hope to convince a few of you the greatest single threat to our freedoms today is a group of American housewives. They call themselves the Mothers Against Drunk Driving, MADD.
alcohol  law  driving 
december 2010 by juliusbeezer
BumWine.com
Satirical treatment of alcohol as drug
alcohol  drugs  funny 
october 2010 by juliusbeezer

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