Author Archives: Donna Whitaker

Study Finding Huge Jump in Alcoholism May Have Been Seriously Flawed

Last week, multiple media outlets, including the Washington Post and Bloomberg, — but not Kane’s Beverage News Daily —  reported on a study in JAMA Psychiatry that had an alarming finding: The rate of alcohol use disorder (alcoholism) in the … Continue reading

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F.Y.I.–

Eating Habits Affect Skin’s Protection Against Sun Sunbathers may want to avoid midnight snacks before catching some rays. A study in mice from the O’Donnell Brain Institute and UC Irvine shows that eating at abnormal times disrupts the biological clock … Continue reading

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Duckhorn Acquires Calera Wine

Duckhorn Wine Co. (DWC) acquired Calera Wine Co. (“Calera”).  The sale includes the Calera winery, time-honored brand, tasting room, estate vineyards, and all inventory and assets.  Terms weren’t disclosed. “Calera is one of the world’s great wineries,

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Moderate Drinking Linked to 13% to 25% Lower All-Cause Death

When it comes to the risk of cardiovascular disease mortality, results of the study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology was even better:  a 21% reduction for men and a 34% reduction for women. The study … Continue reading

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Behind Anheuser-Busch’s Push into Employer Branding

We were fascinated last week when we ran a story about a new employer branding initiative at Anheuser-Busch.  What exactly is employer branding, we wondered, and what is the business plan?

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Why We Think Expensive Wine Tastes Better

Price labels influence our liking of wine: The same wine tastes better to participants when it is labeled with a higher price tag. Scientists from the INSEAD Business School

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