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Questions related to buying and consuming alcohol (for example, specific age restrictions, or social/religious acceptance) when travelling to another country.

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Are alcoholic beverages more expensive at night in Japan (in bars)?

I just went to a bar in Tokyo and asked for two beers (¥700 each). When we asked for the bill, the waitress charged us ¥2400. When I pointed out the error, she said something about taxes in Japan. Is ...
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Duty free: From the US, transfer in the US, and arriving in Canada

I am planning to take a trip to Atlanta, GA, USA from Vancouver, BC, Canada. When I come back to Canada, I am going to be transferring somewhere inside the USA. So my departure airport is in the USA, ...
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Why am I not allowed to buy alcohol at the store after 11pm in Russia?

While in Moscow, I went to the store around 11:30pm to buy some beer, and the cashier checked her watch and said no. Why am I not allowed to buy alcohol at the store after 11pm in Russia?
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Would the TSA open up a Growler of homebrew in a checked bag?

I purchased a stainless steel growler (a 64 oz container for beer) and will be checking it for an airplane flight. If the TSA decides to inspect my bag, would they open the growler? I am worried that ...
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Can I have alcohol in my luggage bag while on transfer in Doha Airport?

My wife and I are flying from Australia to Georgia and we have 1 stop in Doha. We're taking some alcohol with us; but my wife panicked and asked me if it's illegal to have alcohol anywhere in the bags ...
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How does the Italian “Aperitivo” work?

One of the Italian traditions I yet have to fully understand is the "Aperitivo" / "Apericena". It basically is a (pre-)dinner buffet that comes included when you buy a (slightly higher priced) drink ...
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Can I take a case of wine transiting through Dubai?

I'm flying from South Africa to Paris in September for a wedding. The groom is into wine, so I'll thought to give the couple an assorted case (12 bottles) of South African wines. Can I take the wine ...
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Is it practical to find travel insurance that has no alcohol-related exclusions?

CHOICE travel insurance buying guide mentions alcohol-related exclusions for insurance: Alcohol Cover for overdoing it on vodka and Red Bull and float-tubing down a river in Laos isn't ...
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What's the proper etiquette for visiting the German Biergartens?

I passed through Munich last year and stopped at one of the biergartens. Well I tried. It was absolutely packed, it took forever to find a seat. At least one I could sit at. Seems like there's lots of ...
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What is valid ID for purchasing alcohol in Baltimore, MD? [duplicate]

I am traveling to Baltimore in July from the UK. I have been several times before, but I need to clarify some things for a few others. I managed fine with my UK passport, however, as I have found out,...
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Getting to the Casablanca wineries from Valparaiso without a car

I'm staying in Valparaiso and would love to visit some of the Casablanca wineries just down Ruta 68, however I don't have a car. Several sites, such as this one, mention that this is easy to do via ...
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Availability of alcohol in Morocco?

Can we count on buying some alcohol in Morocco, particularly in Fes? I don't mean drinks in a bar but a bottle of wine or better whiskey or something like that in some supermarket and how much it is ...
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Finding Tella in Ethiopia (on fasting days)

I will have a stopover Addis Ababa, and am interested in trying tella, an Ethiopian beer. I have heard that Ethiopians typically "fast" on Fridays. Does the fast include abstention from alcohol? Is ...
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Buying alcohol duty free under 21 when departing the US? [duplicate]

Is it legal/possible to purchase alcohol as duty free upon departure from the US, having attained the drinking age in the destination country but not in the US? It seems like even though you are ...
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Where I can find a guide to the laws of the United States?

Where I can find a guide to the laws of the United States? Many laws are different between Brazil and United States: Minimum age to drink alcoholic drink. in Brazil 18 years. In Brazil is allowed to ...
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Minimum drink age aboard a commercial flight in Canada

What is the drinking age on-board a flight commencing in Toronto (legal drinking age 19) and ending in Montreal (legal drinking age 18) and vice-versa? And for flights within Ontario?
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Minor drinking in Canada

My daughter just turned 19 today. She and her boyfriend went to Canada, where the legal drinking age in some provinces is 19. She just asked me "Could I get in trouble for being intoxicated, if we get ...
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Is there a difference in max alcohol allowed to take to US between personal use and marketing use? [closed]

I'm planing to fly to the US for some meetings with local alcohol distributors. I need to bring with me about 10 beer brands from China 25-30 bottles each (the last leg of my flight will be China-US). ...
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As a Muslim transiting Abu Dhabi on Etihad can I drink alcohol?

I am Muslim and transiting Abu Dhabi on Etihad. I will travel from US to Abu Dhabi. I am not looking to get drunk - just enjoy a beer with a meal. I have heard being Muslim can cause issues at Abu ...
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Is there a bar at Incheon airport?

Is there a bar at Incheon International Airport, Korea (ICN)? I know there are 7-11s etc where you can buy a can and sit at a table, but I'm looking for a bar and some draught beer.
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Crossing back into Canada with alcohol already purchased in Canada?

I am a Canadian resident. I recently crossed into the U.S. as part of my vacation and will be re-entering Canada after 4 days in the U.S. When I entered the U.S, I already had alcohol in my RV (...
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How to Buy Schladerer Kirschwasser in Frankfurt, Germany?

I will visit Frankfurt (Germany) in this August and I want to buy two bottles of Schladerer Kirschwasser (alcohol, cherry brandy) near Frankfurt Main. Since I plan to go back to my country from Italy, ...
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How can I identify a good beer garden in Munich (Germany)? [closed]

I am planning to visit Munich soon and the most consistent piece of advice I have gotten is that I have to visit some beer gardens while I am there. However, I have been warned that, other than the ...
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Bringing Beer into the Philipines

I will be travelling to the Phillipines soon and I am unsure about what the rules are for bringing in Beer. Official sources are a bit conflicting, so I was wondering if anyone here knew what applies? ...
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Are DUI checks more lenient in Napa County?

Tourists typically don't go to Napa County to drink water. I heard that DUI checks more lenient in Napa County than in other parts of California. Is that true? Lenient -> fewer checks, the actual ...
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Alcohol limitations crossing into Canada from U.S

I'm planning a trip to Canada from the U.S. this summer and would like to bring some craft beer to share with family members who live there. How much will Canada customs allow me to bring into the ...
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Duty free when flying to two different EU countries with 2 litres of spirits?

As I understand it, the limits for duty free for both the UK and France for people arriving from outside of the EU is a maximum of 1 litre of alcoholic beverages over 22%. As such, on a single direct ...
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Can non-residents of Iceland bring alcohol into Iceland?

I will be flying from the USA and was planning on bringing alcohol. According to this site, http://www.kefairport.is/english/before-departure/customs-regulations/ it seems only locals can bring ...
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Could I enter Canada with more alcohol than the tax-free limit and pay at the arrival?

I am going to Canada and I would like to bring some specific local alcohol that is apparently not sold in Canada (at least not at the LCBO I would go to). I would like to bring enough for a party of a ...
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What do high-end all-inclusive resorts in Mexico dilute spirits & wine with (besides water)? [closed]

I've been delighted with vacations in Mexico from year to year at resorts such as Iberostars and Secrets, but I'm puzzled by the taste of spirits & wine at these high-profile all-inclusives. I ...
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Can you pass the customs/passport control if you are drunk? [closed]

Can one pass the customs or passport control drunk?
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What's the drinking age in the duty free area?

Is the drinking age in the tax free/duty free area the same as in the country you are in or is there no real drinking age? Can I buy spirits in the tax free even though the country's law doesn't ...
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Bringing extra alcohol back to the US: what will it cost?

Exceeding federal personal exemption I'm an American citizen returning to the United States from abroad, I'm planning on taking 3 liters of spirits back from my trip. I know the United States ...
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As a tourist in Doha, what are the rules on drinking alcohol in hotels?

The Wikivoyage page for Doha has this to say on buying alcohol there: You can buy pretty much anything you want in Doha, apart from pork products and alcohol (except with a licence or in the major ...
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Does the new Doha Hamad International still offer “alcoholic left luggage”, and how does it work?

Recently, Doha has switched from the old Doha International Airport to the new Hamad International airport. The new airport looks a huge improvement on the old one, which is good, but the switch does ...
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Town or village in Oaxaca State that is “the home of mezcal”?

Everybody knows you can visit tequila distilleries in the town of Tequila, Jalisco State. But you can also visit distilleries of Mexico's less famous spirit/liquor, mezcal, in Oaxaca State. I know ...
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What is this North Korean booze?

So a friend of mine managed to get his hands on this bottle: It's obviously 40% and made in North Korea. I can't make out the cursive script ("..hung Sul"?), but it says 인풍술 (Inpungsul) in Korean, ...
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Buying alcohol in Prague

I'll be traveling to Prague soon and I was hoping to purchase alcohol at a reduced price. Can I purchase it in the duty free stores? (Are there restrictions in the Czech Republic on boarding planes ...
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What's the drinking age on Icelandair?

I'll be flying from Sweden to Iceland on Icelandair in a week. Will they serve me alcohol when I'm 18 years old? The drinking age in Sweden is 18, and in Iceland it's 20. If they will serve me, I'll ...
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Carrying liquor on transit from Germany

I'm travelling from Frankfurt to India next week. I wanted to buy some good liquor for friends back home. I want to know what is cheaper -- to buy in Franfurt duty free stores or in some good liquor ...
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Is it legal to drink your own alcohol onboard a plane over international waters?

A debate was ensuing at work about consuming your own booze onboard a plane. The FAA can fine you several thousand dollars in the US if you did this, so naturally this led to people theorising ways ...
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What are some beer festivals other than Oktoberfest? [closed]

Everyone knows about Oktoberfest, I've been to it and it was a blast, but I was wondering what were the other big beer festivals?
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Can I import absinthe into Australia?

While absinthe is legal in Australia, several sources like this Sydney Morning Herald article and this article on absinthe.com.au claim that a special permit is required for importing it from overseas....
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How does flying at high altitude affect the taste of wine?

I can appreciate a wine offered during a flight. It is not uncommon to be offered a selection of wines, but since pressurised cabins affect your taste, does it make sense? Can you assume that your ...
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Travelling to Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) - Price of alcohol

I am going to Sharm el Sheikh in June and would like to check out the Naama Bay strip. What can I expect for the prices of alcoholic drinks in Egypt? I know it is a Muslim country and having been to ...
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Swiss customs: necessary when travelling from France to USA via GVA?

I'm a USian planning a summer trip to France. I've already bought my tickets to arrive in Nice and leave from Geneva. I will be travelling thru France mostly via car which I plan on returning to the ...
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Is there an awamori distillery/factory/etc in Okinawa that does tours or allows visitors, with tasting/samples?

Here in Okinawa there is a local spirit called 泡盛 awamori. It is completely distinct from sake (and from shochu). It's only made on the islands of Okinawa, and there are very many kinds for sale. So ...
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How often do businesses refuse Massachusetts Liquor ID as a proof of age? [closed]

http://wikitravel.org/en/Massachusetts says: Many establishments in Boston and Cape Cod will not serve to out of state visitors under 25. Get a Liquor ID, a state ID card available to non-...
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Where can I try a locally brewed Porter in London?

One of my favorite beverages back home is a locally brewed Vanilla Porter. As the Porter style of beer was invented in London, I was excited to try some local English porters... but in every pub, I'...
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Where can I drink draught Beerlao in Vientiane?

I have now been in Vientiane a bit over one month and drank several varieties of the national beer, Beerlao many times. But what I have never seen is Beerlao on tap. Wikipedia suggests some few ...