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Alcohol pricing – Mulled whines

MERRYMEN  – DRINK A RUM

Alcohol pricing – Mulled whines

People are drinking less but doing so more harmfully. Policymakers want higher prices—causing a headache for the booze industry

BY DAY tourists flock to Plaza de España in central Madrid to snap photos beside the sculpture of Miguel de Cervantes, author of “Don Quixote”. By night a newer facet of Spanish culture is on display: loitering groups of young people downing plastic bottles of whisky and vodka mixed with Fanta Lemon. The ground is littered with empties. Nearby, three young men help a friend vomiting on the pavement.  Continue reading