November 16, 2012 Despite the perception that Americans are a bunch of boozers, a new study shows men in their 20s and 30s take in about 175 calories a day in alcohol; for women, it's about 60 calories. Still, the government warns, it's a little more than we should be imbibing on a daily basis.
November 8, 2012 VPRThe fruit-based alcoholic drink may not yet rival beer in popularity, but sales have been increasing rapidly in the past few years. A variety of flavors and the use of fruits other than the traditional apple are helping to attract a new generation of hard cider drinkers.
September 7, 2012 The shape of the glass can fool a drinker into drinking more alcohol, but not so with soft drinks. New research shows that people were better able to calculate the halfway point of their beers in a straight glass.
July 24, 2012 In a world of citrusy, sugary drinks that can all taste alike, Fernet Branca stands alone. It has a cult following within the U.S. that elicits a strong reaction, whether its your first sip — or a regular ritual. As we found out at a recent tasting, Fernet's centuries old secret recipe delivers.
June 20, 2012 A Danish study suggest that light and moderate drinking during pregnancy may not be hazardous for the fetus. But the researchers advise that to be absolutely safe, women should refrain from drinking while pregnant.
June 6, 2012 Legmi is a traditional Tunisian drink made from date palm sap. If left to ferment, it can transform into an alcoholic beverage. But turning legmi into hooch was trickier that our correspondents imagined.
April 25, 2012 Teenagers are turning to hand sanitizer in search of a cheap legal buzz, poison control centers report. Doctors say it's dumb, and dangerous.
April 18, 2012 The TV show Mad Men has won fans for breathing life — and a heavy whiff of bourbon — into the fictional workplace of the 1960s. And it seems that some U.S. companies are still at it — at least, they're making sure their employees have easy access to liquor and beer.
March 16, 2012 Researchers made a bunch of male fruit flies into boozehounds by pushing them on females unreceptive to their advances. The experiments showed that a brain chemical, very much like one in humans, played a key role in determining their behavior.
March 8, 2012 Women who drink just a bit have a lower risk of stroke than women who don't drink at all, according to a new study. That helps untangle confusion on whether drinking puts people at risk of stroke.
February 21, 2012 Teenagers who see drinking scenes in movies are more likely to start drinking, and to binge drink themselves, according to a new study. Drinking features in almost all movies, even in many rated for children.
February 15, 2012 The stricter the parents when it comes to teenage drinking, the less likely a teen is to succumb to an impulse to imbibe, Dutch researchers have found.
January 23, 2012 Homeless people may stand a better chance of improving their health when offered a permanent place to live without a requirement for sobriety, the results from a Seattle center suggest.
December 19, 2011 This year saw musicians, athletes and actors launching their own lines of beer, wine and mescal. The list includes the boy band Hanson, which premiered an India pale ale called MMMHop.