Why are some people ashamed to say "I don't drink"? [more inside]
What are some awesome food/drink combos to go with some new shisha flavors? [more inside]
What would be the best way to send a friend a $1000 bottle of 80 proof alcohol from Minnesota to California? Needless to say I want to break no laws and need it to reach its destination. (sender and recipient are both over 21 years old) Again: It is a priority that NO laws are broken. thanks!
[relationship filter] How do I tell the person I'm seeing they drink and sleep too much without sounding demanding or preachy? [more inside]
Two questions about a theory of alcoholism: Irreversible change at the cellular level. [more inside]
What kinds of alcohol are least and most sedating? Whats a good strategy to enjoy a few drinks in an evening without the sedating effects? More details inside. [more inside]
Any idea where I will be able to find green walnuts in NYC when the season arrives (June-ish?)? I am raring to make nocino, after tasting it in Ticino some years ago.
I was stopped at a "sobriety checkpoint". The officer said I blew 0.07, and let me go with a "warning". The catch - I don't drink. Haven't had a drink in 20 years. What's going on? [more inside]
What are some great bars in Boston for st. Patrick's day? [more inside]
Where can I find flaming coffee in the Southwest or West Coast? [more inside]
Beer noob needs advice! [more inside]
A few weeks ago I reduced my alcohol intake from way too much to nearly nothing. I feel a lot better. But can I ever feel all the way "normal" again? [more inside]
Why do my muscles (particularly my leg muscles) get tense and uncomfortable after drinking in the evenings (particularly after drinking beer)? Has anyone else experienced this? And is there anything I can do about it? [more inside]
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]
What is the best vermouth for a classic martini? [more inside]
Teach me about alcoholic beverages. [more inside]
On occasion I say mean, horrible things to my boyfriend, and only when I've been drinking. Why? Where is this coming from? [more inside]
I've never been a beer person, but a friend recently introduced me to a Belgian brew called Kwak, and I'm a fan. Unfortunately, few bars have Kwak on tap. Can any of you beer connoisseurs out there recommend similar beers - sweet and high in alcohol content? I'm generally not big on dark lagers or stouts.
You're a guy at a bar. A woman takes a swing at you. What's the proper response? [more inside]
I'm throwing a New Year's Eve party in NYC this year. To try and address some of the complaints from last year, we've added an extra bar, currently described to guests as a "mystery bar" as we were still deciding what to serve at this "side" bar. [more inside]
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]
What's a good scotch (or non-scotch) whisky that I can get for $15 - $20? [more inside]
My social drinking has become troublesome lately. Strategies to cut down, or perhaps quit completely for a while? (long, sorry) [more inside]
I've just started drinking alcohol this year. Help me find a cocktail/drink that doesn't taste like cough syrup. [more inside]
I get annoyed with my husband when he drinks. Is this the beginning of a drinking problem, or just MY problem? [more inside]
I'm having a tacotastic dinner party for my boyfriend's birthday. What's a tasty cocktail/punch recipe that goes with the fresh, rich, spicy flavors of Mexican food? Simplicity is a plus; I don't mind making flavored simple syrup or finding juices or fresh ingredients but I'd like to avoid buying 6 bottles of liquor for one drink. [more inside]
I drink like a fish and smoke like a chimney. Help me survive a possible hospital stay. [more inside]
What steps can company management take to minimize liability at an office holiday party where alcohol is served? [more inside]
I find that it doesn't take very much alcohol for me to end up with a bit of short-term amnesia. Is there anything I can do about this? Is this a sign of Bad Things To Come? [more inside]
My dad is a grouchy old man, and as much as I shouldn't be encouraging him I would like to make him an old-fashioned cocktail kit for Christmas. Something James Bond or an evil capitalist from 1928 would appreciate. I know I'll put some nice whiskey and some bitters in there- what else? [more inside]
Is alcohol metabolized like sugars? Or something else? [more inside]
Bringing alcohol to Afghanistan: worth it? Risks? Fines? [more inside]
Where can I buy a bottle of Daiginjo sake in Vancouver? [more inside]
How much alcohol can I have in my checked in bags if I am connecting through LAX? [more inside]
I love cooking with my new dutch oven, but have never liked the taste of alcohol in food. I know I can always substitute, but is there a good braising cookbook that minimizes alcohol use in the recipes?
How can I make myself actually *want* to stop drinking, rather than just intellectually *know* that I should, then feel guilty for not even trying? How can I motivate myself to keep attempting to quit? [more inside]
Help me figure out how to make a Flaming Moe (Flaming Homer) for a Simpsons Costume Party tonight, please! [more inside]
ScotchFilter: please ID this half-remembered single-malt whisky! What Scotch would have been available in metro Detroit around 2001 with an amazingly smooth palate and a long, campfire-like finish? [more inside]
Please recommend the best American whiskey. [more inside]
I'm trying to "detach with love" and get therapy. He's stuck and resistant. What next? [more inside]
Where in the SF Bay Area should I celebrate Oktoberfest? [more inside]
My sister has an alcohol and/or prescription and/or depression problem. What can I do to help her, and in what order? [more inside]
You live at Versailles in 1658. You're nobility of the blood. You know the King. What drugs, drinks, or other ways of getting totally fucked up are available to you? How often could you partake before people started to Have A Problem with it? [more inside]
I drink a lot. Not every day, but when I do drink I drink a lot. I have done for a long time. I have periodic abstinences of a week, two weeks, sometimes a month. What's better? Long breaks, or more frequent short ones? If I'm going to have (say) 1/4 of the year off, is it better to try for 3 dry months in a row, or 3 dry months spaced out across the year, or 13 dry weeks? Note: this is not a question about stopping for good. This is a question about what's better for my health in terms of periodic abstinence. [more inside]
Why do I get so angry when I drink? [more inside]
I like to sip a little bit of Scotch before going to bed, spending a few quiet minutes with a single malt, my browser, and some good music. I usually do this after brushing my teeth, and I really, really dislike going back to brush my teeth again before going to bed (it totally kills the pleasant pre-sleep buzz). I'm not sure how much sugar is in Scotch, but is this practice likely to lead to cavities over the long term?
Is it possible that something was put in my drink? If so, what? [more inside]
More expensive alternatives to Riccadonna? I looove the sweetness of Riccadonna but want something a bit less cheap and tacky. So something around the 30-50$ mark (Australian dollar) would be super. I hate dry and tart sparkling wines, but I have also tried some sweet sparkling wines that are too sweet and heavy almost -- like a mudcake that's too rich and sickly. Riccadonna seems light and sweet and fruity as opposed to cloying. Note: I know almost nothing about wines and champagnes, so feel free to teach me things. :)
I'm heading off to Ireland next week, and plan on spending lots of time in pubs. What do I need to know about drinking in and around Ireland to totally not come off as a dolt?