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.

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...
Gary Ayd2 years ago
History of the Moscow Mule
The history of alcohol and drinking goes back as far as recorded history, and likely beyond. If there is a substance more intertwined with humanity beyond water and air than booze I can't think of it ...
A M2 years ago
Why Do People Drink?
There are many reasons why people drink alcohol—not all of them are easy to swallow. We all have that one drunk uncle who just doesn’t know when to put down the beer bottle at family gatherings. You l...
Easy-to-Make Champagne Cocktails
Champagne is a sparkling wine from the Champagne region of France, and it’s a drink synonymous with celebrations. Weddings and New Year’s Eve are events where champagne is a must-have. People drink it...
Gary Ayd2 years ago
Bourbon Made Easy
Coming at this article with the perspective of predominately a beer drinker, I hope to provide a basic overview of some simple yet enjoyable drinks that involve bourbon. As someone who doesn't drink t...
Fern Bars Are Making A Comeback
Fern bars. If you're a Millennial, you probably have never heard of this kind of bar before. In fact, the idea of a fern bar probably has you thinking of some kind of weird vaporwave-themed venue that...
Top Low Calorie Alcoholic Beverages
Most people love to drink, but they don't love what happens to their waistlines where they do. The fact is that most alcoholic beverages will end up wreaking havoc on waistlines, and as such, are heav...