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Powdered Alcohol?

Yup. You read it right.  A powdered alcohol product, brand name Palcohol, has been approved by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for sale in the United States.  Sounds dangerous?  Sure does and experts are a buzz. But wait. First, it was widely reported that it had been approved.  Now, it seems the […]

April 24th

100% Natural Rhubarb Liqueur Hits The Shelves

Rhuby Rhubarb Liqueur seems to be 100% Natural. Truly. These days it seems like everyone wants to cash in on the $29 billion ‘natural’ foods market. Alcohol companies are no exception. Many, if not most, alcoholic beverages’ ‘natural’ claims are at best questionable (like Skinnygirl Cocktails). Rhuby, the recently launched Swedish rhubarb liqueur, however, claims that […]

August 16th

Alcohol and Sex Make You Happier Than Kids

A new study found that people rate sex as the top activity that brings them happiness, followed by drinking alcohol or “partying.” Caring for children ranked at number five. According to DNAIndia.com, Carsten Grimm from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand used mobile-phone text-messaging to collect data on what people did during the day and how they […]

May 10th

Is Watering Down Alcohol A Trend?

Last month Maker’s Mark revealed a plan to water down its bourbon in order to meet heavy demand. Also in the news, lawsuits alleging that Anheuser-Busch waters down its beer as a cost-cutting measure. Meeting demand? Cost-cutting measures? Is watering down alcohol an actual trend? I first noticed the trend when I saw an article about […]

April 2nd

Cocktails That Are Good For You?

“Since the first cocktail was invented by apothecaries in the early 1800’s, cocktails have long been tied to healing and health.” This is the pitch behind Alter Herbal Martinis. Touted as “the first herbal & botanical mood mixer,” ALTAR Herbal Martinis have hit the market and are hoping to tap into the “natural” cocktail trend like […]

March 7th

Double Edged Sword Of Energy Drinks + Booze

According to research just published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, alcohol consumed with energy drinks may provide a double-edged effect: The increased stimulation from energy drinks may negate some intoxication-related side effects by increasing alertness. However, it could also lead to negative side effects associated with overstimulation.

August 29th

Red Wine Allergies?

The verdict is still out on the main culprit of wine allergies and intolerances with other experts suggesting that people may be affected by sulfites, higher alcohol levels, tannins, yeast strains, acidity, cork or common contaminents. Sadly, the only remedy seems to be abstinence.

March 15th