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.

Health Benefits of Champagne
Wine and beer have been known to be great for one's health, as long as it's in moderation. Regular beer drinking has been shown to be great for creativity, digestive health, and even bone. Wine, on th...
Taylor Flaherty2 years ago
Alcohol Addiction: Mental Disease or Choice?
As I reach for my third water bottle within the hour to cure my killer hangover, I think back to the vague events of the night before. I scroll through my camera roll at the numerous pictures taken to...
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J.C. Marie2 years ago
Just One More Round
I was never a big drinker before college. My parents occasionally let me try their beer or a shot if we were at one of their friend's houses, but I never got drunk. I wasn't friends with the party cro...
Best Whiskey Cocktails
For any experienced whiskey drinker, any list of the best whiskey cocktails may appear more than a little familiar. Chances are, you've drank all of these before. And for good reason: they're really, ...
What Your Favorite Drink Says About You
Whether you want to acknowledge it or not, most bartenders tend to get a good grasp of people based on what they order at a bar. Though there's always exceptions to the rule, there's a little bit of t...
Skunk Uzeki2 years ago
Health Benefits of Beer
Beer is much maligned. We're often told that the health benefits of beer are really nonexistent. We're warned about the dreaded "beer belly" and about how it makes us make bad decisions. The fact is t...
Brooklyn Hughes2 years ago
Coming Out...As An Alcoholic
Over the years, I had given a lot of thought to quitting drinking. The first thing that troubled me about it was the word “alcoholic,” and, worse, having to admit that I was one. I had a problem with ...
Most Expensive Drinks in the World
Drinking is an act of decadence - whether it's straight or in cocktail form. Knowing this, it comes as no surprise that both restaurants and brewmakers have an unspoken competition for the title of ha...
Mickey Finn2 years ago
Michter's Straight Rye
There is nothing better than cracking the bottle on a new rye whiskey, except possibly for when I crack the bottle on this old favorite. Michter’s Spirits hit it out of the park with both their Straig...
Best Low-Alcohol Beers
Beer is a beautiful thing, but if you drink too much of it, you end up “wasted” and “yelling at the elderly” and “ruining your sister’s rehearsal dinner.” Enter low-alcohol beers, providing just as mu...
Gary Ayd2 years ago
Best Wines For Sangria
Imagine sitting on your back deck on a warm summer day getting ready for a cookout. Alongside you are friends, family, neighbors and maybe some party crashers. What could better augment these mid-summ...
Carolyn Swindell2 years ago
Look, We Might Need a Cocktail Every Day this Month
It’s a big year, 2017. And no month of 2017 is bigger than May. See, back in May 1917 – that’s 100 years ago for those of us with Arts degrees – one Clara D.D. Walsh of St Louis, Missouri (formerly Mi...
Hilarie Larson2 years ago
Recognizing Rosé
Whether you call it ‘Rosato,’ ‘Rosewein,’ ‘Rosado’ or even ‘Blush,’ wine drinkers the world over have been enjoying ‘Rosé’ wines in increasingly larger numbers. Pink wine has been with us since the ti...
Sophie Heller2 years ago
Things You Didn't Know About Vodka
With a history potentially dating back to the 8th century, there are probably quite a few interesting things you didn't know about vodka. Vodka and some of its most famous producers like Absolut, Smir...
Jen Coe2 years ago
Best Beers for People Who Don't Like Beer
In a world of ever-expanding options, it can be really difficult to find the best beers, especially if you aren't really sure if there's a difference between a pilsner and a hefeweizen (and don't care...
Annie Kiely2 years ago
Best New Jersey Wineries
When you think of vineyards, your first thoughts might be to think of California. Tastings might lead you to think of New York. And you wouldn't be wrong. It can be easy to forget how much quality win...
Rowan Marley2 years ago
Millennial Women Are Literally Drinking Themselves To Death
If there's one thing that Millennials have become famous for, it's their love of drinking, gastropubs, and artisan food. It's almost become a cliche, much like the Millennial trends of hipstery clothi...
Gary Ayd2 years ago
Best Cheap Champagnes
Regardless of the occasion: weddings, bachelor party, bachelorette party, corporate event, birthday, anniversary or something else drink is almost always a part of the equation provided the party is a...