alcohol

All about the effects of alcohol on the mind and body, and what a drinker should expect from a sip, or ten, of the hard stuff.

My Alcoholism Prevented Me From Getting Advanced Degrees
When I was busy drinking on half-baked meds and wasting my time in other ways, I didn’t think about how this would impact my desire to get advanced degrees. I knew in my twenties that I wanted to beco...
How I Recognized I'm an Alcoholic
I was flirting with functional alcoholism from the age of 18 when I graduated high school. My family imposes their problems with alcohol on each other, with nobody really recognizing their problem. I ...
Greg Bonda month ago
Best Cognac and Cigar Pairings to Enjoy
When it comes to cigar pairings, you can't just grab any glass of spirit to enjoy it with. Certain cigars have a distinct taste, as well as certain cognacs. And when you find the right pair, the two c...
Taylor Markarian2 months ago
10 Best Affordable Cognacs You Can Get Right Now
Fetty Wap would love this list. He most likely goes for the higher end bottles, but he didn't base his entire brand around Rémy Martin's 1738 for nothing! You don't have to be famous and rich to enjoy...
Hannah Elliott2 months ago
Women Who Drink Like a Guy Can
Beer, wine, shots, mixed drinks: Heaven, basically. I am a woman who can hold her own in the realm of drinking. It takes me a lot more than one would think to be feeling tipsy or wind up sh*t-faced in...
Ian Massengale4 months ago
I Don't Remember, I Was Drunk
Weak ass excuses like this shouldn't work on anyone, but for some reason they do — not on me, but most people. That's not your get-out-of-jail free card for being stupid just because you were drinking...
Laurie Summerfield4 months ago
Alcoholism & My Child
I am the wife of an alcoholic and would like to share my experience of what I have learned in the process of becoming lost in the vortex of his disease. I wish to share how this has affected our daugh...
Laurie Summerfield4 months ago
Stepping Away From Madness
Many say when a person is intoxicated they tell the truth. I call bullshit! Everything a person says when they are intoxicated is utter toilet dribble. Have you ever been in a conversation with a drun...
Cindy S.4 months ago
Wet Brain
Wet brain is more than just an alcohol-soaked brain. Did you know that it is a very real and very serious brain disorder called Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome?
Hannah Swazzi4 months ago
I Should Have Died That Night
I went through a phase. I was sad. Not a "boohoo no one likes me" kind of sad, but a deep, bone-settled kind of melancholy. I was at a small college in San Francisco. A 24-hour plane ride from home wi...
Josh Broughton4 months ago
I Nearly Died
I just came out of the womb unlucky. I wish I was joking but I really am not. I come from Yorkshire, and you know that if something is going to happen whether it be funny, bad or dangerous, then chanc...
What Food Pairs Best With Wine?
If there's one thing I adore, it's a good meal alongside a great wine pairing. I love to pair wine with Italian food, wine with seafood, and even wine with chocolate. As many wine aficionados would ma...
Bum Wine Bob6 months ago
BWB Malt Beverage Of The Week — ZIMA
ZIMA is BACK! If you've been living under a rock for the last month and haven't heard the news, the original flavored malt beverage, Zima is back for a limited time only! I was too young to enjoy Zima...
Cherise Threewitt6 months ago
You Can Pry My Moscow Mule Mugs from My Cold, Lifeless Fingers
Last week, news began to circulate that poorly-made copper Moscow mule mugs can cause food poisoning, and if you have a Moscow mule habit, you should reconsider your choice of vessel. Of course, a bun...
Jake Frommer6 months ago
Best Low-Calorie Tequila Brands
You may not know it, but tequila is the best spirit. If you already knew that then congratulations, you are ahead. If you are shaking your head right now, you probably only associate tequila with bad ...
5 Things People Don't Tell You About Being a Liquor Critic
Prior to my current jobs, I worked part-time as a food and liquor critic for a magazine. For most people, this sounds like a dream job. I won't lie; there were huge perks that still make me miss that ...
Skunk Uzeki7 months ago
How To Make Your Own Twisted Tea
Twisted Tea might just be one of the most refreshing alcoholic beverages currently being sold by the bottle in liquor stores. The drink, which is called a "hard iced tea," is an alcoholic version of y...
Skunk Uzeki7 months ago
Best Hard Seltzers for Summer
If you're over the age of 21, you've probably had at least one cocktail that was made with seltzer or diet soda mixed with vodka. It's a staple in bars and also is a quick way to make a waistline-frie...