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Georgia beer bill signed by Gov. Deal

Grabbing their favorite brew will be a little easier for Georgians this summer, after Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Tuesday allowing customers to take home more beer from the state's craft breweries. (AJC.com)

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Tea culture blossoms in New York

For decades, to be a tea lover in the United States was to wander in a wasteland. Even as Americans discovered fine coffee, with specialty coffee shops springing up across the country and debates over the merits of pour-over and cold brew, tea remained a largely pedestrian choice among mass-produced brands. No longer. Online tea purveyors and tea salons offer a dazzling range of loose leaf teas from around the world, sponsor tea preparation classes and sell artisan teaware. Chain-store tea salons are appearing across the country, too: In 2012, Starbucks bought Teavana, which has 301 stores in the United States. (NYT)

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Maker's Mark prevails in class action lawsuit

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida on Monday ruled in favor of Maker’s Mark and parent company Beam Suntory in a class action lawsuit alleging misleading marketing in the labeling of Maker’s Mark as “handmade.” The ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle dismissed the complaint of two Florida consumers “with prejudice,” ending the case. “In all events, the plaintiffs have not stated a claim on which relief can be granted,” the ruling concludes.

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Bacardi USA named 'best large spirits supplier'

Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. was recently named “Best Large Spirits Supplier of the Year” at the annual 2015 VIBE Conference, the premier on-premise beverage alcohol conference in the country which brings together all the top on premise operators, suppliers and associated vendors.

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New wine delivery service in Florida

As if life could get any more convenient. Now, there's a brand new service at the beach to make sure you never run out of wine. You can thank Jason Richelson for coming up with the idea. He just wanted to solve one of life's biggest problems. (News 4 Jax)

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