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Trading water scarcity for sustainability

Water trading via a cap-and-trade model can be one way to use market signals to allocate resources, reduce scarcity, and enhance ecosystem sustainability.

UNITED STATES, May 19, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The United Nations defines water scarcity as a lack of availability due to the physical shortage, such as drought, or the failure of institutions and infrastructure to ensure a regular water supply. The UN World Water Development Report in 2020 reported, “four billion people currently experience severe physical water scarcity for at least one month per year, a situation that the climate crisis has exacerbated.” Water scarcity has devastating effects on public health, food security, economic development, education, community stability, and in some countries, safety for women and children.

The Paris Agreement’s aim to limit global warming to 1.5 Celsius above preindustrial levels could reduce water scarcity issues in some regions. However, even though water scarcity is linked to at least six UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the concept of water preservation is rarely documented in company climate target statements. Credit Suisse’s recently commented that the “reason why the issue of water scarcity has not received the necessary attention by the global community to date might be because water scarcity is perceived as more a local issue than climate change.”

Edward Barbier, the author of “The Water Paradox,” argues that water scarcity is primarily the result of inadequate water management practices where outed governance structures and inefficient pricing structures have resulted in overuse, undervaluation, and lack of innovative technology and ideas.

One response to the water scarcity issue is to cap water extraction to balance water availability between users (irrigation, farmers, industry) and the volume required to ensure the long-term health of the regional water source – ultimately to manage future scarcity. This model is often referred to as a cap-and-trade, where the government determines a cap on water availability and regulates how water rights can be traded.

Water trading benefits include the ability to buy and sell water rights on a temporary or permanent basis, the formation of a market-driven price for water, and the reallocation of water resources to where it is required the most.

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Tasting the Wines of Sella & Mosca, 2021 Releases

2015 Sella & Mosca Tanca Farra Alghero Rosso DOC

Did you know that Sardinia didn’t split off from Italy: It was once attached to France, and as such its soil and terroir are closer to that of Provence than nearer Sicily or Tuscany. Sella & Mosca is one of the most noteworthy wineries on this unique island, and today we make a return visit to these wines, for the first time since 2013.

2018 Sella & Mosca Torbato Brut DOC – 100% torbato, sparkling. A creamier take on Prosecco, this mix of brioche, lemon curd, and fresh-cut grass is refreshing but uncomplicated, a palatable aperitif, complete with an amply acidic and citrusy finish. B / $24

2018 Sella & Mosca Terre Bianche Alghero Torbato DOC – 100% torbato. Melon notes offer a lightly fragrant nose, hinting at almonds. First sips have some petrol pungency, but in time that blows off and a broader fruit character imbues the palate, again more focused on melon, with some saline notes giving it a real antipasto feel. Lingering notes of almond, honeysuckle, and a note of lime round out the finish. B / $21

2020 Sella & Mosca La Cala Vermentino di Sardegna DOC – Floral, soft, and again showing some melon notes and a hint of brine. Quite creamy on the palate, again the finish is quite nutty and soothing. Vermentino normally strikes me as rather more acidic, but this expression still manages to excite with its clearer focus on floral elements. B+ / $14

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Happy Ketchup Day to All Those Packet Collectors Out There: Keep Your Condiment Packets Safe and Organized.

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Organize all your collectibles.

Available with or without flaps.

Whether hot sauce packets, guitar picks, or trading cards, you find a page to organize your collectibles at StoreSMART.

Ketchup Day, June 5, is right around the corner. This is the day when we can all celebrate that popular condiment that we love to cover our French fries with.

It’s such a fun and unique hobby. I’m glad we’re able to provide a little piece of mind for folks looking to impose order on their collections.”

— Reenie Feingold, founder of StoreSMART

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Ditch the Sports Drinks: New Research Is Linking Sugary Beverages and Bowel Cancer

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Drinking two or more sugar-sweetened beverages (like sports drinks) per day may up your risk of developing bowel cancer before age 50, new research shows.

This is likely due to the way sugar-sweetened drinks can cause a rapid rise in blood glucose and insulin secretion, which causes inflammation and obesity—both associated with a higher risk of bowel cancer.

When you are on a ride or doing other exercise, a sports drink can be beneficial if your activity is at moderate-to-high intensity and lasts for more than hour. Otherwise, it’s best to hydrate with water.

Maybe you’re not a fan of plain water—we get it!—so you’ve created a mix of beverages to drink both on rides and in everyday life. That could be soda, energy drinks, and fruit juices, in addition to sports drinks. While that might solve your taste issue, a recent study in the journal Gut suggests you may want to rethink your drink.

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Simple Leaf CBD launches new convenient Hemp CBD Capsules

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Simple Leaf CBD officially launches their ‘CBD With Purpose’ formulas that fit multiple needs and occasions

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN , UNITED STATES, May 19, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ --Simple Leaf CBDofficially launches their ‘CBD With Purpose’ formulas with a full suite of health and wellness products. Simple Leaf offers the best CBD products that fit multiple needs and occasions:

Immune Boost CBD Capsules
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Focus + Energy CBD Capsules
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Vanessa Hudgens and Oliver Trevena Hosted Caliwater Escape Wellness Weekend in Joshua Tree to Launch Their New Cactus Water Beverage​

… of their new cactus water beverage, Caliwater, and presented by … create innovative, fresh functional beverages that connect us to the … Caliwater is a functional beverage with the benefits of … new delicious yet hydrating canned beverage product. Visit them at …

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San Diego, California based pizzeria- Mr. Moto, to open in Arcadia, Arizona

After more than a decade serving up slices by the beach, the family-owned pizzeria- Mr. Moto, will be opening its first franchise location in Arcadia, Arizona.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, USA, May 19, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Arcadia, Arizona, San Diego's favorite pizza joint is finally crossing state lines. Mr. Moto Pizza, a New York-style pizza joint with multiple locations throughout San Diego County has been serving pizza to San Diegans for over a decade. And while owner Gibran Fernandez may be a San Diego native, he’s officially ready to cross state lines. He got the idea from a friend and Phoenix local, who was frustrated by the lack of pizza-by-the-slice options in his neighborhood. “We have lots of customers who travel to San Diego from Arizona,” Fernandez said. “Now, finally, we can come to them.” Arcadia’s vibrant population and picturesque scenery were also a draw for Fernandez. Located at the foot of Camelback Mountain, the area is lush with citrus groves and leafy streets and is home to many of Phoenix’s luxury resorts. The newest Mr. Moto Pizza is set to open in Arcadia Village, at 3923 E. Camelback Road. According to Fernandez himself, you should be able to order a delicious slice in about six to eight months.

About Mr. Moto Pizza: Mr. Moto Pizza was established in 2015 in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego, California. Mr. Moto’s objective is to share his authentic New York-style pizza to the hungry West Coast—but with a little twist! His characteristically thin-crust pies feature a chewy outer edge (or “handle”) that is remarkably fluffy! Every day Mr. Moto and his team of pizza aficionados employ a secret recipe to make this one-of-kind dough in-house. The perfectly kneaded dough is tossed by hand and topped with a wide array of fresh, gourmet ingredients. In just one year’s time, the technique has earned Mr. Moto great reviews, loyal customers, and critical acclaim as Mr. Moto Pizza proudly boasts the award for “San Diego’s Best Gourmet Pizza” since 2016. The San Diego-based family-owned Pizza Parlor currently has 8 locations. Mr. Moto Arcadia will be the first Franchise location as well as the first location to open outside of state lines. Please visit https://mrmotopizza.com/ to learn more.

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Entrex Carbon Market launches Carbon Neutral Beef and Chicken

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Entrex Carbon Market announces the launch of its Carbon Neutral Beef and Chicken Point of Sale (POS) solution.

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Beef and chicken suppliers have reached out asking how Entrex can provide a carbon offset solutions to customers at the Point of Sale register.”

— Stephen H. Watkins

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Bravus Brewing Awarded Non-Alcoholic Brewery of the Year at the 10th Annual New York International Beer Competition


Bravus Brewing Wins Non-Alcoholic Brewery of the Year

Bravus Brewing awarded Non-Alcoholic Brewery of the Year, winning out of 800 entries across nearly 40 categories and 14 different countries.

ANAHEIM , CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 19, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Bravus Brewing Company was awarded Non-Alcoholic Brewery of the Year at the 10th annual New York International Beer Competition. This year, there was stiff competition with over 800 entries across nearly 40 categories and 14 different countries.

Additionally, three of Bravus's beers won individual awards: the Bravus IPA won a Bronze medal of distinction. The Bravus Peanut Butter Stout also won Bronze, and Bravus is proud to announce their Raspberry Gose won Gold!

The judges of this competition ranged from top beer buyers to trade professionals, judging the beers based on category and price point. The competition was made more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic, with logistics more complicated, requiring beer samples to be sent to individual judge locations.

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Is that Glass of Wine Good for Your Mind and Heart?

For many wine lovers, relaxation can often be found in a glass of good wine. And stress reduction is a matter of health: High stress levels can lead to adverse cardiovascular effects such as high blood pressure. A new study has found promising results for moderate alcohol consumption and reducing stress-related brain signals responsible for heart disease.

Lead author Dr. Kenechukwu Mezue presented his findings on May 17 at the American College of Cardiology’s 70th Annual Scientific Session & Expo (the study has not yet been published). In his research, Dr. Mezue and his cardiology team at Massachusetts General Hospital analyzed self-reported data from the Mass General Brigham Biobank survey. The survey included 53,000 participants, of which 60 percent were women and the average age was 57.

The survey classified subjects' alcohol intake into four categories: no intake, low intake (less than one drink per week), moderate (one to 14 drinks per week) and high (more than 14 drinks per week). Hospital records were checked to see which subjects had experienced adverse cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. Of the 53,000 participants, nearly 8,000 had experienced a major adverse cardiovascular event during their lives.

Dr. Mezue and his team looked at areas of the brain with increased activity and measured stress-related brain activity in the amygdala, the part of the brain associated with fear and stress by conducting PET (positron emission tomography) imaging scans on 752 survey participants.

"We measured activity in the amygdala region and controlled for it with measurements in the prefrontal cortex and cerebellum," Dr. Mezue told Wine Spectator. "Previous studies from my mentor showed that increased levels of amygdala activation were associated with subsequent inflammation in the blood vessels and increased inflammation of arteries and, subsequently, increased number of cardiovascular events."

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Vegan, Keto-Friendly, Kosher New Flavor Offers 20 Grams of Plant-Based Protein, 1 Gram Sugar, Only 200 Calories and Contains No Dairy, Soy, Whey, Gluten or GMO

We created this flavor so that everyone can enjoy a guilt-free and convenient treat that allows them to stay on track with their health and fitness goals.”

— Paul Rabaut, Marketing Director

DENVER , CO, USA, May 19, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ --No Cow, the maker of innovative plant-based, low sugar protein bars and protein powders, today introduced its first-ever coated bar, Peanut Butter Cup. As with all of No Cow’s protein bars, the newest addition continues the tradition of indulgent flavors but remains dairy-free, low in sugar, and offers 20 grams of plant-based protein, the perfect fuel to help health-minded consumers power through their busy days.

No Cow’s Peanut Butter Cup bars are a delicious step forward in taste and texture and will be available exclusively at the brand’s e-commerce site, NoCow.com, beginning May 19th, 2021. The new flavor will also be available at The Vitamin Shoppe by June 20th.

Made with all-natural, purely sourced ingredients, the bars are sweetened by monk fruit and stevia, and feature just one gram of sugar and 200 calories per serving. The bars are Certified Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Whey-Free, Gluten-Free and are Non-GMO Project Verified and Vegan, making them a great choice for kosher, vegetarian, and vegan lifestyles.

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Review: Foundry Distilling Sinister Malt Whisky

Foundry Distilling Sinister Malt Whisky

Rob Theakston May 19, 2021

Collaborations between beer and whiskey makers often yield mixed results. Far too often, the hops influence or some other variable will hijack the process, and the well-intended experiment loses the plot. Colorado’s Left Hand Brewing and its well-respected Milk Stout Nitro have been around for quite a bit, and the people behind Foundry may appear to be new on the block but have been around for a spell: the man behind the brand, Scott Bush, was the founder of Templeton Rye. After selling the company in 2016, he moved on to begin this new venture. Thus far, only rum, vodka, and gin have been produced, with this being the first whisky offering.

So how did this come to fruition? From the press release:

“In 2019, Left Hand began a batch of their acclaimed stout, creating a sweet liquid infusion of roasted malts. Before the addition of lactose or the process of fermentation that would turn it into a stout, this wash was transported from Colorado to Iowa to be fermented, distilled, barrel-aged, and bottled as a whiskey. [It is] aged 24 months in 30 gallon charred oak barrels.”

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Pimm's announces new-look bottle and new release

Pimm's is welcoming in summer 2021 with a refreshed design for its iconic Pimm's No.1 bottle.

The updated look has been launched alongside a new marketing campaign, centred around the slogan 'We Will Summer', and a new product, the raspberry and redcurrant-flavoured apertif Pimm's Sundowner (18% ABV).

It is the first brand refresh for Pimm's - a brand which dates back to the 1840s and is currently worth £21m in the off-trade - in more than 30 years. The new bottles will give the brand a more modern look, while staying true to its traditional design.

The new-look bottles for Pimm's No.1 (25% ABV) will be available in retailers from June, while Pimm's Sundowner will be launching exclusively with Sainsbury's stores and online with Amazon from 24 May. It will also be available in bars of selected venues inlcuding Greene King Metro, Young's, Fuller's and Stonegate pubs.

Investment in marketing activity from Pimm's this summer, including the the 'We Will Summer' campaign, is set to top £1 million. Meanwhile, its new Pimm's Sundowner is designed to capitalise on the growing popularity of early evening 'aperitivo' occasions, with a recommended serve of a Pimm's Sundowner Spritz with sparkling wine and soda.

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The Jungle Bird Question

Fans of the tropical classic the Jungle Bird tend to fall into two different camps, their preference hinging on either deep, dark blackstrap rum, or dark rum (aka black rum). Though Jungle Birds made with dark rum adhere to the original recipe, the blackstrap base has gained an unlikely popularity, at times overshadowing the recipe created in the late 1970s at the Kuala Lumpur Hilton and published in a 1989 paperback called The New American Bartender’s Guide. That build called for “dark rum”—a style so named for its caramel coloring—mixed with pineapple, lime juice, sugar and Campari.

Tiki historian and restaurateur Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, who republished the New American Bartender recipe in his 2002 book Intoxica!, was faced with decoding what “dark rum” meant in the context of the recipe. “In the 1980s, that would have meant Myers’s or another dark Jamaican brand, so I tested the recipe with dark Jamaican and that worked well,” Berry says. “I never changed the recipe in my books or my Total Tiki app because I was treating it as a historical artifact.”

But an alternate camp says richer, more intense blackstrap rum is best for the drink. “They’re not interchangeable,” says Giuseppe González, who created the version featuring inky blackstrap rum in 2010. “That they fall under the same category is misleading.” Gonzalez put the drink on the menu at the now-closed urban tiki bar Painkiller/PKNY, dialing back the original’s pineapple spec from four to two ounces of juice, which spotlit Campari’s bitterness and endeared the drink to amaro-happy bartenders.

Looking back, González, who is now based at Starboard Tack and Mott 32 in Las Vegas, says he specifically selected blackstrap rum to stand up to Campari’s “overpowering” bitter orange flavors. “You need a big, harsh rum to play with Campari,” he explains. “Campari never plays nice.” For the rum, he favors Cruzan for its molasses sweetness. “Everything works off the blackstrap,” he says, explaining that its “weird coffee, umami, salty” character stands up to the red bitter, but also “makes it pop.”

Eventually, the drink found its way over to the influential speakeasy Milk & Honey, giving it a larger platform with both bartenders and consumers. Today, more than a decade later, it’s been canonized as an industry standard.

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New identity for Edrington's Naked blended whisky brand

Spirits group Edrington is hoping to boost the credentials of its Naked blended malt brand through a new product identity and packaging.

The redesign for the range (formerly Naked Grouse) will see it renamed Naked Malt and will put a first-fill sherry cask - the maturation vessel at the heart of the range - centre stage on the bottle.

The new-look, 100-per-cent recyclable bottle remains transparent with the sherry cask design embossed on the glass. Each bottle will also carry the signature of Naked Malt master blender Diane Stuart.

The compositon of the whisky - a blend of renowned Scotch single malts matured in first-fill oloroso sherry casks - will remain unchanged.

Elaine Miller, global brand controller at Naked Malt, said: "For our consumers, the whisky category can be difficult to navigate and bound with conventions they don't want to be constrained by, so for us, it's about making whisky more accessible. We want to give a new generation the freedom to try whisky their way, whilst providing the reassurance of a great quality, versatile liquid.

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Stewart Buchanan, Benriach Global Brand Ambassador

Stewart Buchanan, Benriach Global Brand Ambassador


From Turriff to Tokyo, 688 guests from 15 countries from around the world logged into Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival’s first online event, which took place last week.

Benriach’s World of Flavour proved to be the top pick of the festival, with Global Brand Ambassador, Stewart Buchanan, leading a tasting of their core range, giving a sneak peek behind the scenes of their new visitor centre in Elgin. Virtual distillery tours were also high on the agenda for visitors, with tours of Benromach and Tamdhu distilleries being the second and third most popular events.

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Father’s Day & Distillery Managers Release at Wolfburn – Scotch Whisky News

May 19th, 2021

Despite the lack of tourists, spring has been a hugely busy time at the distillery. We took advantage of the cool damp weather before Easter to have our best-ever production period, with our mashmen and stillmen working long hours to produce great volumes of spirit, and without any loss of quality – quite an achievement. Simultaneously we were lucky enough to take delivery of an entire truckload of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso hogsheads; these have all now been filled and we look forward to seeing the results in five, ten, fifteen years… in this game it pays to be patient.

Happily the lack of tourists is now behind us, as the distillery formally reopened for visitors today – something we have been looking forward to for many months. All tours are fully compliant with current covid guidelines – Click here for details on how to book.

Today we are also announcing a brace of new bottlings: our Fathers Day special (last year’s was a huge hit, so we thought a sequel would be a good idea) and the much-anticipated issue of bottles from Iain’s private cask: the Manager’s Cask release. They’re now both be released from our webshop.

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San Francisco World Spirits Competition Recognizes Our Liquid Gold! – Whisky News

Awards are always appreciated!

We are so pleased to announce the 2021 winners of this prestigious competition from our portfolio.  Some you may know well, while others may be new friends… all of them are delicious experiences!

SFWSC medal winners range from some of the most renowned international distillers to small-batch producers. Not only is an SFWSC medal a testament to your hard work, it’s a universally recognized indicator of exceptional quality and craftsmanship.

Awarded to the entries that receive a Gold medal rating by all members of the judging panel; these are among the finest products in the world.

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Infrequent Flyers Batch 6 at Inverurie Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

May 19th, 2021

The long awaited Batch 6 from Alistair Walker and his squadron of Infrequent Flyers Batch 6 is here. 6 wonderful releases of single casks, including two Pedro Ximenez Cask Finishes, a Rye, Virgin Oak, Chinquapin and Marsala finishes to truly explore wood maturation. We also have a bonus in the UK with an Exclusive cask release – for the first time – from Alistair. A wonderful Benrinnes 14 year old. Brilliant to drink and wonderful to add to the collection!

UK Exclusive Release

Infrequent Flyers Benrinnes 2007 14 Year Old UK Exclusive Release

This single cask was distilled in January 2007 at Benrinnes Distillery in Speyside.

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