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Norway is located on the Scandinavian peninsula and borders Sweden to the east and Finland and Russia to the northeast. The climatic conditions are not suitable for winegrowing. There are also major, prohibitive restrictions on alcohol consumption. Wine and spirits can only be bought in the special state sales points "Vinmonopolet". Only beer is available in supermarkets, and no alcohol at all may be sold at petrol stations. Restaurants and cafés require a liquor licence to serve alcohol. The minimum age for buying beer and wine is 18 years, for spirits 20 years. Very popular are berry wines made from crowberrys (norw. Krekling), which are also flavoured with herbs. The national drink (Vikingdrink) is "Mjød", a mead made from honey and herbs.

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