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Why no alcohol content info on the wine label?

I thought that, by law, all wine bottles in the US must show their % alcohol content. But recently in California I've bought wine which doesn't display the alcohol content on either the front or back label. Am I just not looking close enough?
posted by mono blanco on Mar 3, 2014 - 11 answers

 

Best Whiskey for a Toddler?

I'd like to get a nice bottle of whiskey (whisky?) for my son to open in about eighteen years when he turns twenty-one. [more inside]
posted by GatorDavid on Dec 2, 2013 - 27 answers

What's in the mysterious (Chinese) bottle?

A Chinese colleague gave me a bottle of some kind of alcohol - photo. It's one of the most... err... distinctive things I've ever tasted. What on earth is it? (And are you supposed to drink it neat? Down it or sip it?)
posted by Luddite on Aug 11, 2013 - 4 answers

What's your best simple syrup recipe with artificial sweetners?

I'm on a low carbohydrate diet and I love cocktails, so I'm trying to figure out the best was to make a simple syrup replacement that tastes decent and has an ok mouth feel. Have you got a go to recipe that doesn't crystallize or have some funky aftertaste? [more inside]
posted by bswinburn on Mar 5, 2013 - 14 answers

I think i need to talk to my boyfriend about his drinking - help me

I am at home visiting family this weekend, I’ll be back at the rented house I share with my boyfriend of 6 years in less than 24 hours. In a phonecall today I heard pretty much the last thing/piece of evidence I need to make me realise that I need him to properly address his problems with alcohol. Or maybe I need him to address my problems with his alcohol behaviour. Please read the extended story inside and tell me how to frame this in my mind and how to talk to him. [more inside]
posted by moreteaplease on Feb 23, 2013 - 37 answers

Cooking with alcohol--how much alcohol is absorbed?

Can anyone point me to reliable sources that can tell me how much alcohol actually gets absorbed in your system when you eat food cooked with it? [more inside]
posted by dysh on Feb 1, 2013 - 24 answers

Need to sleep, would prefer to wake up

It's 'Is this a stupid idea?' time! Is it a stupid idea to take an ambien at night (~ midnight) if I have had a few drinks in the early evening (~ 7pm)? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Jan 26, 2013 - 12 answers

How long do the blood-thinning effects of alcohol last?

How long do the blood-thinning effects of alcohol last? I'm asking so I can know how far in advance to stop consuming alcohol before my next tattoo session. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Dec 17, 2012 - 8 answers

What to do with my Pineau de Charentes?

Looking for cocktail recipes featuring Pineau des Charentes. [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Dec 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Not just for summer imbibing any more!

Where would I be able to get a bottle of Pimm's Winter No. 3 in NYC? [more inside]
posted by droplet on Nov 26, 2012 - 12 answers

Better living through chemistry?

Are there unpleasant compounds in plastic (specifically Britta filters) that are soluble in pure ethanol that I don't want to drink? [more inside]
posted by Lame_username on Sep 26, 2012 - 34 answers

Alcohol at a club meeting

I'm on the board of a club in California. Some on the board want to allow alcohol at our events. I'm scared we would be liable if someone gets hurt on the way home after drinking too much. You are not our lawyer but what do you think our liability is? We meet at a business but after hours.
posted by pibeandres on Sep 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Eat, drink and be married - what to drink?

["wedding" drinks - need help!] my partner and i are having our commitment ceremony in 3 weeks. neither of really drinks alcoholic beverages. we're confused/overwhelmed by the options and would love some advice. [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Sep 24, 2012 - 23 answers

Stop lying - vodka isn't really tasteless/odorless...uh, right??

I've often heard the claim that vodka is required by law to be "tasteless, odorless, and colorless". Even Alton Brown, who I usually trust on these matters, makes the claim. This claim is often taken to mean that it doesn't matter what brand of vodka you buy - it's all exactly the same (Alton says this as well). How can this possibly be true? Anyone who's ever opened a bottle of vodka knows it has an obvious smell, with words like "paint thinner" describing it. Others will tell you that this just means you're buying cheap vodka, but according to the supposed law, it's all the same! Please help me get set straight. Is there a law or not? [more inside]
posted by RobotNinja on Sep 24, 2012 - 35 answers

What is "Breath of the dead lover?"

Has anyone heard of an alcoholic drink possibly of Czech origin, called "Breath of the dead lover?" [more inside]
posted by the_artificer on Aug 24, 2012 - 13 answers

Who decides how many freebies I get?

As sort of a parallel to this earlier question, how do flight attendants decide how much free booze to give out? [more inside]
posted by Nabubrush on Aug 1, 2012 - 8 answers

Instant Hangover?

Why do I start getting a hangover almost immediately after I start drinking? [more inside]
posted by trivia genius on Jul 24, 2012 - 30 answers

Homemade fruit rum safe to drink after 1.5 years?

Homemade fruit rum safe to drink after 1.5 years? [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite on Jul 14, 2012 - 8 answers

Who drinks the dregs of champagne?

What do they do with perishable alcohol at the end of a cruise? [more inside]
posted by Ruki on May 18, 2012 - 10 answers

Name that cocktail!

There is only one cocktail that I really, really like. I discovered it by chance at my favorite restaurant, since sadly closed down. I can get people to make it for me but it seems like I always have to explain the recipe three times and I feel there must be a name for it. Unfortunately, I have drawn a blank when visiting cocktail websites. Please help me ID this drink! [more inside]
posted by anigbrowl on Feb 12, 2012 - 17 answers

Which is the least bad for muscle growth: to drink alcohol before or after exercise?

Which is the least bad for muscle growth: to drink alcohol before or after exercise? [more inside]
posted by neilb449 on Jan 19, 2012 - 8 answers

I need medicinal booze.

Stomach/GI problems for the past two weeks, now mostly gone except for persistent heartburn. What alcoholic beverage will cause me the least pain? [more inside]
posted by devotion+doubt on Sep 30, 2011 - 16 answers

Need your help

My boyfriend is about to face a court date next week for a furnishing alcohol to a minor charge.... he would gladfully face punishment for this crime, however, he didn't furnish alcohol to a minor. The prosecutor wants him to accept the plea agreement and not waste anyone's time. My boyfriend just doesn't want it on his record. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by camylanded on Sep 22, 2011 - 44 answers

If I like Japanese beer, what other beer will I like?

I like Japanese beer. What other beer commonly found in American bars will I also like? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Jun 16, 2011 - 27 answers

Not Looking for a Natural High

As the antithesis of this post, can you recommend a special something that will help me relax & enjoy myself on special occasions? [more inside]
posted by PepperMax on May 9, 2011 - 12 answers

Booze and baked goods, what more could you want?

I'm planning a 'cupcakes and cocktails' party next weekend, and I could use some assistance in figuring out what drinks to have on hand that won't clash horribly with what I'm serving. [more inside]
posted by alynnk on May 6, 2011 - 20 answers

How can I handle alcohol without throwing up?

I have trouble ingesting small amounts of alcohol (a few shots), what can I do to make my stomach cooperate so that I can drink the odd time when I go out with friends? [more inside]
posted by Dmac_rocker on Apr 5, 2011 - 33 answers

i'm 25 i swear!

YANML: I'm 25 years and 30 days old. I'm at a bar crawl in Pittsburgh. I just got denied entry to a bar on Carson St because my Ohio license is expired by 30 days. What is the Pennsylvania law for a bar regarding alcohol service for a 25 year old with an expired ID? I.E. how can I avoid getting blocked for the rest of the evening? Things to consider: Grace period for expired license, possessing multiple credit cards in my name (to verify identity) and obviously over the age of 21 based on physical appearance.
posted by glaucon on Mar 5, 2011 - 22 answers

A (safe) additive to whiskey

Little rock-like addition to whiskey - what was it? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Feb 25, 2011 - 13 answers

Gin, please.

Where can I find the best gin and tonic in downtown Toronto? [more inside]
posted by Gin and Comics on Feb 13, 2011 - 9 answers

How to equip a bar

Bar essentials. If I want to stock a bar, what are some essential ingredients for mixing?
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy on Jan 17, 2011 - 26 answers

Drinking with purpose?

Where can I read about the philosophies of spiritual or ritualisted drinking and drunkenness? [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Jan 10, 2011 - 6 answers

When is a drunk driver actually DRUNK?

What's the science underlying increasingly severe "blood alcohol" laws, particularly with regard to "good" drivers? [more inside]
posted by philip-random on Nov 15, 2010 - 17 answers

Using someone else's half-empty bottles of alcohol for cooking or otherwise. Any concerns?

Someone recently moved, and tossed out some used bottles of alcohol (half-empty) among other non-garbage items they had put on the curb for trash pickup. My wife wants to use the left-overs for cooking. Is there anything to be concerned about? [more inside]
posted by purefusion on Sep 30, 2010 - 65 answers

Allergic to schnapps?

Sometimes when I drink alcohol I get sort of an allergic reaction: skin rash (red spots on my face and shoulders) that feels a bit itchy. The first time that happened was about 2 years ago (never had that before and I'm 29 now) and now it occurs about every tenth (or so) time I drink hard liquor. It hardly ever occurs with beer or wine and it doesn't seem to be related to a certain ingredient (it happens with vodka as well as with Campari). Plus it doesn't seem to be related to the quantity of alcohol ingested. Maybe the cause is a certain kind of food in combination with alcohol? I haven't done enough "tests" to find out more. What could that be and need I be worried?
posted by cronholio on Sep 23, 2010 - 13 answers

Aren't Blue Laws Unconstitutional?

Aren't blue laws essentially religious laws and therefore unconstitutional? [more inside]
posted by luke1249 on Aug 16, 2010 - 22 answers

Should I talk to my parents about their drinking?

Should I talk to my parents about their drinking? [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on Jun 26, 2010 - 23 answers

No thanks, I don't drink. Um, what's wrong with that?

Why are some people ashamed to say "I don't drink"? [more inside]
posted by patheral on Apr 21, 2010 - 80 answers

Help me plan the perfect hookah christening!

What are some awesome food/drink combos to go with some new shisha flavors? [more inside]
posted by citywolf on Apr 19, 2010 - 6 answers

Great places in Boston to pretend to be Irish.

What are some great bars in Boston for st. Patrick's day? [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony on Mar 17, 2010 - 13 answers

How to encourage my boyfriend to work on his drinking problem?

Boyfriend is a problem drinker - but not necessarily an alcoholic. What can I do to help him? And how do I protect myself here? [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Feb 8, 2010 - 43 answers

try the punch

You're a guy at a bar. A woman takes a swing at you. What's the proper response? [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Jan 2, 2010 - 33 answers

A new tradition for a toast...

Wonderful pink kind of champagne-esque drink found in Italy was had on my birthday and I've completely forgotten the name but would like to find it again...? [more inside]
posted by eatdonuts on Dec 20, 2009 - 16 answers

Is alcohol metabolized like sugars? Or something else?

Is alcohol metabolized like sugars? Or something else? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Nov 13, 2009 - 12 answers

Give me red wine advice in KY?

Need help finding a good red wine. Tricky part - I need to purchase it online and have it shipped in Kentucky. [more inside]
posted by sporaticgenius on Jun 26, 2009 - 20 answers

Cocktail and liquor advice for a first-timer?

Just turned 21 -- seeking advice on cocktails and rounding out my first-ever purchase of liquor. [more inside]
posted by pinsomniac on Jun 13, 2009 - 44 answers

Birthday booze.

My 21st birthday is coming up in a few months. I would like to celebrate this with one well-crafted cocktail at a bar, but I am at a loss as to which one and where to get it. I will be spending my 21st birthday in DC while visiting my folks. [more inside]
posted by kldickson on Jun 12, 2009 - 30 answers

Best margarita-making device for <= $250?

Mrs. Everichon has requested a "serious margarita maker" for her birthday. The SkyMall/Amazon breed of dedicated margarita makers look suspicious and gimmicky to me. What do actual bars use to make great margarita ice? Is there a special device, or is it just a restaurant-grade blender? I see that the industrial-grade Cool Technologies Margarita Machine runs about $3,500; my budget has a ceiling of, say, $250.
posted by everichon on Jun 5, 2009 - 22 answers

What's up with my reaction to alcohol?

I have a really wierd reaction to alcohol. What is it and can I prevent it without giving up drinking forever? (Details inside!) [more inside]
posted by Quizicalcoatl on Apr 11, 2009 - 17 answers

Anybody know where I can buy a bottle of mead in NYC?

Anybody know where I can buy a bottle of mead in NYC?
posted by Afroblanco on Mar 19, 2009 - 14 answers

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