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Customs officers may test drunk drivers

The Norwegian government has proposed a new border control measure that would allow customs officers in the border patrol to test motorists suspected of...

Vinmonopolet had a great year

Never before has Norway's state-controlled liquor store chain Vinmonopolet sold so many liters of wine, liquor, strong beer and even non-alcoholic beverages as in...

It had to come: A dictionary of drunkenness

There are at least 330 words in the Norwegian language that describe the state of being drunk. Documentation of this sobering fact has just...

Business booms at Vinmonopolet

After cross-border shopping in Sweden, tax-free stores and local bars and restaurants were all shut down in the Corona crisis, Norwegians have been flocking...

Wine carton ban raised a flap

Norway's state health directorate wants to ban the sale of wine in large three-liter cartons, claiming they lead to higher alcohol consumption. Protests were...

White wine flowed in the summer heat

For the first time ever, Norwegians drank more white wine than red wine in July. Red wine has always dominated the market in Norway,...

Brewery forced to halt production

Norway's historic family-owned brewery Aass in Drammen has run out of the liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) it needs to produce beer and other carbonated...

Conservatives ban the ‘nachspiel’

Norway's Conservative Party is holding its annual national meeting (landsmøte) this weekend, without one potentially troublesome feature: the notorious nachspiel. They're the late-night parties-after-the-party,...

Holmenkollen to fend off more ‘fylla’

UPDATED: More crowds and sports fans headed up to Holmenkollen in Oslo over the weekend, for World Cup biathlon competition. Organizers promised that they...

Crowd chaos at Holmenkollen

Enormous crowds and public drunkenness created what police described as "pure chaos" at the annual Holmenkollen Ski Festival in Oslo on Saturday. Intoxicated and...

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