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.
Cheers to You and Me
Well-Known Cocktails The Old Fashioned is said to be a cocktail that is timeless. A classic made with rye or bourbon. a sugar cube, and Angustora bitters. It is among the most popular cocktails in the world. This cocktail was first mentioned in print in the Chicago Daily Tribune in 1880.
Global Industrial alcohol market expected to witness market growth at a CAGR of 9.5% by Forecast 2021-2027
A thorough analysis report on the global Industrial alcohol market is published by Astute Analytica. The study encompasses current trends, future opportunities, influencing factors, compound annual growth rate, revenue estimation, etc., in a summarized way.
Why Craft Distillers Are Pushing for Direct to Consumer Sales
Craft distillers are a new breed of small-batch producers who have been steadily gaining popularity over the last few years. What makes them different from larger companies is that they use traditional methods to produce their spirits, which means no additives or artificial flavourings, but use all-natural handpicked ingredients for the products. They also choose to focus on single product lines and do not distribute as widely as other brands, as their focus is more on quality and taste, rather than the production of big quantities and profits. Some good examples of this are The Lakes Whisky and that classic craft gin, Old Bakery Gin.
Did You Know That In Germany You Can Buy And Drink Beer From The Age Of Sixteen?
I am now forty seven years old and I drink alcohol perhaps twice a month. Sometimes I do not drink at all for weeks. But I bought my first beer when I was sixteen and drank a lot in my youth.
The Type of Alcohol you Drink is Partially to Blame for Your Hangover
Some blame the sugar in fancy cocktails; others blame the bubbles in the champagne. More often than not, we’ve blamed it on tequila for our forgotten moments and feeling like death the next day. This has us swearing the drink off for good (or so we thought). But what is truly giving us those dreadful hangovers, and why do they only happen with certain alcohols?
Symptoms, Signs and Prevention-The Influence of Alcohol Poisoning
In 2020, the national average of alcoholic beverages consumed in the U.S. was 17 drinks per week. People love celebrating with alcohol whether it's a special occasion, event, or even sometimes just after a long work week. There’s a fine line between relaxing and having a good time and going overboard, potentially putting your health (or life) at risk with alcohol poisoning. That is why it is important to be aware of the dangers of this, and take the right precautions when drinking alcohol. Alcohol poisoning (A.P.) occurs when an extensive amount of alcohol in our bloodstream, so much so that areas of our brain begin to shut down, including our breathing, heart rate, and temperature control.
Consumers are in Denial with the Lack of Nutrition Labels on Alcoholic Beverages
Health-conscious consumers have been looking at product labels for years, attempting to avoid sugar, carbohydrates, fats, and high-calorie foods at all costs. While this is nothing new for society, the hype of ‘healthy drinking’ is making its way to alcoholic beverages. While we may still see the occasional keg stand and shotgunning of beers, it seems that millennials have healthier alcoholic beverages in hand and are turning the market when it comes to choosing a better-for-you alternative.
Dehydrated After Drinking? This Simple Solution is a Game-Changer
75 Percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated on any given day. Imagine already being dehydrated, and then going out for a night of drinking. Who needs water when they have booze, right? Wrong. This is only adding to the problem, and being severely dehydrated is not only extremely dangerous but can have negative effects on your skin health, hair health, fitness performance and overall health. We’ve all had the same hangover symptoms: nausea, headache, dry mouth, even fatigue. If we thought about the symptoms of dehydration, our list would come out looking just about identical to these symptoms. One very simple yet effective solution to all of this: ORS.
Dringin'? Di' sumb'dy say dringin'?
I didn’t drink till I was twenty. Not for any moral reason; I just never felt like it. Liked my Dr. Pepper and my Combos. Still do. But then came the day my friend Domingo and I were hanging around his dorm room playing Mario Kart (more accurately, he played and I commentated), and this kid Neil from up the hall came by and asked if we could hide his bottle of Smirnoff. Seems he’d gotten wind that the RA was doing an inspection, and he somehow had the notion that Domingo was 21. A false notion—me and D. are the same age to within a couple of days—but we didn’t bother correcting him, and fortunately it turned out that he was wrong about the inspection too. There happened to be a bottle of OJ in the fridge, and I had my first screwdriver that night. Also my fourth. Thus was born the age of Mario Kart DUI, and half a lifetime of alcohol appreciation on my part.
In April 2021, I was visiting my family and was at my sister’s house. While we were sitting in her living room someone came to her door and dropped something off. We went to check to see what it was, it was a gift basket type thing, but it had some wine and other stuff in it. I asked her what this was, and she told me that she is in a Facebook group that is local to her community. She said that they sign up and participate in gifting wine baskets to other participants. She told me it was fun and that she liked doing it because sometimes she will have a bad day and a gift will come and make her day better.
How Moonshine is Made
Moonshine is a type of homemade alcohol that is made and sold in secrecy, often through illegal distribution. The term ¨moonshine” comes from the British verb moonshining, which refers to any job done in the late-night hours. Of course, this term applies perfectly to those responsible for making this highly concentrated alcohol, as they had to still illegal whisky out of sight from authorities. During the Colonial era of America, people would discreetly deliver illegal alcohol by concealing it in their tall riding boots, an action which earned the distributors the nickname bootleggers. People who operated illegal alcohol businesses and stills used the name moonshiners in order to conceal their shady deeds from the authorities. In the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, moonshiners figured out a way to conceal alcohol in racing cars in order to deliver them through the night. They would manually increase the horsepower of their vehicles in order to drive faster through the night and keep ahead of the police. This created a culture of car lovers in the United States, which ultimately manifested in the popular NASCAR races -- in fact, one of the racers in the first NASCAR race also used his car to deliver bootlegged alcohol.
A Beginner's Guide to Baijiu
In recent decades, Westerners have become well-acquainted with the concept of rice wine, particularly sake, a key component of our cultural obsession with Japan. But the Chinese variety - baijiu, literally "white wine" - is far less known. Baijiu is, in some ways, an oddity: By volume it's the best-selling spirit in the world by a wide margin, yet the export market is all but nonexistent, leaving it little known outside of the country.