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2011-04-06 11:00:00

NORWALK, Conn., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The recovering economy resulted in improved growth for beverage alcohol sales, but the impact was mixed among the liquor, wine and beer categories. According to the Beverage Information Group's recently released Handbook Advance 2011, distilled spirits and wine saw positive results and continued to take share away from the beer category in 2010. Also, retail sales' growth showed signs of recovery as consumers slowly returned to the "trading...

2010-12-20 08:00:00

Inconsistent and Incomplete Labeling of Beer, Wine, and Spirits Taking Health, Safety, and Nutritional Toll on Drinkers WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Consumers League (NCL) has once again called on the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to issue a final rule to improve alcohol beverage labeling. "The drinking public needs certain basic information on beer, wine, and spirits labels," said NCL Executive Director Sally Greenberg. "With a...

2010-12-15 08:20:00

Ads Placed on Cable TV Networks More Than Tripled BALTIMORE, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Youth exposure to alcohol advertising on U.S. television increased 71 percent between 2001 and 2009, according to a report released today by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Despite efforts by alcohol companies to strengthen their self-regulatory standards, the average number of ads seen by youth watching...

2010-12-08 12:08:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the holiday season upon us, the Distilled Spirits Council is offering adult consumers an attractive, free brochure featuring tips on how to host responsible cocktail parties. "As family and friends gather to celebrate the holidays or mark special occasions, the Distilled Spirits Council encourages everyone to make responsible decisions to ensure safe and happy celebrations," said Peter Cressy, Distilled Spirits Council President....

2010-07-19 12:00:00

Will Autograph Pre-Purchased Bottles in Franklin Mills HARRISBURG, Pa., July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bethenny Frankel, New York Times best-selling author and star of Bravo's smash hit TV show, "Bethenny Getting Married?," will meet with fans and sign bottles of her Skinnygirl Margarita(TM) at the PA Wine & Spirits Stores in Franklin Mills from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 22. "Bethenny Frankel has made her mark on reality television and now she's making her mark on the...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'