You know there’s a problem when … your toddler needs to be treated for alcohol addiction and alcohol abuse. The UK’s National Health Service reports that the youngest patient they’ve treated for alcohol addiction was three years old. They are not releasing any further info on the patient’s identity to protect his or her confidentiality. This is not a typo. They didn’t mean to say 13-year-old. How do you even discover such a thing? Mommy and daddy caught little Jane sneaking vodka into her daily apple juice sippy cup? Someone please explain to me how a three-year-old can be an alcoholic. My brain can’t comprehend. [Google News] Keep reading »
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Even if you’re currently on a drinking sabbatical, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about how to make your next glass of wine the best it can be. Everyone knows that wine that has been allowed to breathe tastes better than popping open a bottle and immediately chugging away. But who wants to wait 10 minutes for a fresh bottle to aerate? Not us winos! That’s why the Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator is a boozehound’s best friend. Open a bottle of red, hold the decanter over your glass and pour away — in the process, the Vinturi “creates an increase in the wine’s velocity and a decrease in its pressure,” resulting in a perfectly aerated glass of vino in the time it takes to pour. Who’s thirsty?
File this under really bad things that can happen when you drink too much. Picture this: You are fast asleep one night, minding your own business, catching up on your REM, when suddenly you are awoken by a strange woman who somehow managed to get into your apartment, take all of her clothes off, slip into bed next to you, and pass out. This actually happened to one unfortunate Canadian man. Around 3 a.m. this past weekend, a woman, who happened to live in his building on a different floor, managed to open his door using her key. She was so intoxicated that she didn’t notice she was in the wrong apartment crashing in the wrong bed. The terrified dude called the cops and she was escorted upstairs to her actual bed to sleep it off. I don’t even want to know what her hangover was like. [UPI] Keep reading »
After much thought and Advil, I have decided I am going on a sex/dating and drinking sabbatical. I went on a six-month sex sabbatical after my breakup from my fiance a few years ago — or, rather, I announced I was going on a six-month sex sabbatical and then it lasted for, I think, around two. It wasn’t a complete failure, in other words. Hilariously, I went on a sex sabbatical because all of my efforts to get laid were being thwarted and I figured I might as well decide to NOT have sex with a purpose.
Meanwhile, I have never taken a significant break from drinking. I didn’t start drinking until I was in college — I believe most people start in high school, so I was a late bloomer in more ways than one — and I remember the night I got drunk the first time as well as you can possibly remember a hazy night 13 years ago. The amount and frequency of my drinking has gone up and down over the years, but I generally consider myself to be a responsible boozer. I don’t drink and drive (easy when you don’t have a car!), I don’t say things I don’t mean, and, for the most part, I don’t do things I actually regret. Keep reading »
Suppose you’re looking to drown your sorrows at the bottom of a pint glass. Where might be the best place to do that? A survey done by The Daily Beast examined cities based on the number of heavy drinkers and binge drinkers, the number of alcohol-related deaths, and the average number of drinks per person per month. At the top of the list? Milwaukee, WI, followed by Fargo, ND. We suppose this makes sense: Fargo and Milwaukee are cold-weather towns, but they’re followed on the list by San Francisco, CA, Austin, TX and Reno, NV—all party- and tourism-heavy cities. Surprisingly not in the top 40: New York City and Los Angeles. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »
“I used to look like a deer in headlights on the red carpet. You step out of the car and it’s bedlam. Everyone’s got crazy eyes. Now, I have a martini before I leave — just to take the edge off it.”
This certainly would have made my pecan pie even more knock-your-socks-off. Did you know that there is such a thing as alcoholic whipped cream? Two companies—Cream and Whipped Lightning—are currently selling this product in the Boston area. It come in flavors like chocolate, vanilla, caramel, raspberry and orange and contains 15 to 18 percent alcohol by volume.
Lots of peeps are worried about “whipaholics”—and no, I did not make that name up—because they obviously appeal to kids and teens. But I’m a bit less concerned. Keep reading »
“We actually ended up that day in a pub in London drinking Jameson, which I don’t really drink. So, she got me to drink, like, two of them. And by the end, I was ready to have the interview be over, because I really sort of couldn’t ask anymore questions.”
Recently, The Daily Beast has kept a careful eye on the small screen, tallying the number of drinks imbibed during primetime television shows. No, they’re not conducting some parent watchdog study—they’re just trying to determine who’s the biggest drunk on TV. Kara Cutruzzula rewatched the entirety of season four of “Mad Men” to determine just how many drinks the folks at Sterling Cooper Draper Price consumed. Not surprisingly, Don Draper came out in the lead with 78 and a half drinks downed during the season. Of course, he does get the most screen time.
It’s like Prohibition for sloppy drunk college kids! Hot on the heels of Phusion Projects voluntarily offering to remove caffeine from its “blackout in a can” drink Four Loko yesterday morning, the FDA has also warned four alcoholic energy drink makers that they all must either stop adding caffeine or kill the products. Phusion Projects, Charge Beverages (which makes Core High Gravity drinks), New Century Brewing (which makes Moonshot) and United Brands (which makes Joose) all received warning letters threatening to seize the alcoholic energy drinks from stores and to get a judge to ban their sales. The combo of liquor and caffeine causes “a state of wide-awake drunk” which can lead to “hazardous and life-threatening situations,” the FDA warned. Understatement of the year, you think? Keep reading »