|Taste Before Buying
|New Jersey wine consumers can sip before buying but not so for beer
lovers. The NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control is now allowing
every liquor store in the state to offer sample tastings of wine to
customers, in the store, while they're shopping, before they buy. New
Jersey joins some 30 other states, including New York and
Pennsylvania, that allow sampling before purchase.
Until now, there has been a strick division between New Jersey
consumption licenses for bars /restaurants and distribution licenses
for package goods stores. Package good stores were strictly
forbidden from having open containers on their premises.
The new regulations allow for a limit of six bottles open at any one
time. Each bottle requires the retailer to fill out a form recording the
brand, bottle size, and date it was opened. Customers are permitted a
maximum of four 1.5 ounce samples during a 24 hour period. There
are no plans to allow tasting of beer.
|Beer, Red Wine Have Same
No need to switch from beer to red wine while watching
the game to boost your levels of antioxidants. According to
a Canadian study, one glass of beer or wine provides
equivalent increases in plasma antioxidant activity, which
helps prevent the oxidization of blood plasma by toxic free
radicals that trigger things such as cancer, diabetes, heart
disease and cataracts.
Researchers were even more surprised to discover that the
same size glass of beer or wine had equal benefit despite
the fact that red wine contains about 20 times the
polyphenols as beer.
submitted by Michelle Esposito
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