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  • Ken Hanley is a whisky 'ambassador' and top guide in Scotland.
    How I went from whisky-phobe to whisky-file in one wee week in Scotland
    One wee week in Scotland, during its currentYear of Food and Drink, swirled me from whisk(e)y-phobe to Scotch whisky-file.I'd tasted only a dram or so ere Scotland this month: In India (!), when my doctor had warned me against the water, even...
  • 'Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking' by Mark Will-Weber
    U.S. Presidents loved their Scotch
    American Presidents loved their Scotch whisky (whiskey to us in U.S.), according to a new exhibit at the National Archives, and a new book. So let's toast to:"Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History", now being served up at...
  • Luck of the Irish
    Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Baltimore
    It is that time of year to get your Irish on! St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner as are green bagels, green beer and a parade. Who doesn’t love a parade? For over 55 years Baltimore has celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with...
  • 'Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History' at National Archives March 6-Jan. 10 explores America's love-hate relationship with booze
    America's love-hate of booze is explored in National Archives exhibit
    A rousing toast to "Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History", being served up at the National Archivesthrough Jan. 10.It explores America's love-hate relationship with alcohol: from Founding Fathers who enjoyed imbibing and ...
  • Science of Cocktails demo
    Science of Cocktails: Recipe sneak peek
    Of the many reasons to have a drink, here is a good one: the Exploratorium's annual Science of Cocktails. On January 30th, San Francisco's most educational boozefest unites the area's top mixologists, physicists, distillers, and...
  • CDC reports surprising data and six deaths per day from alcohol poisoning
    CDC reports surprising data and six deaths per day from alcohol poisoning
    Surprising statisticsThe Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released the monthly Vital Signs Report Tuesday afternoon, noting some surprising results from a recent study of alcohol-poisoning deaths. Fatalities from alcohol poisoning are much more...
  • No cure for hangovers: Some responsible options for dealing with New Year's Day
    No cure for hangovers: Some responsible options for dealing with New Year's Day
    New Year’s Eve is here, which for many means a celebration of the past 12 months and rambunctious anticipation of the year to come. For others, the holiday is one of several on the American calendar that quickly devolve into exhibitions of...
  • Top health-related New Year's resolutions and how to achieve them
    Top health-related New Year's resolutions and how to stick to them
    Without fail, many of us have the best intentions as we approach the New Year, writing up a list of resolutions to make us better — and healthier — in the days and months ahead.Of the most popular New Year's resolutions thatUSA.gov...
  • Trivia quiz about alcohol in America
    Trivia quiz about alcohol in America
    Here's a test of trivia about alcohol in America.It'll whet whistles/appetites for the exhibit, "Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History", being served up through Jan. 10 at the National Archives, which provided most of...
  • Student freezes drinking: Girl dies thanks to too much alcohol, rescue needed
    Student freezes drinking: Frozen creek ice cracks, girl falls in after drinking
    A nursing student freezes after drinking a little bit too much at a Bemidji State University party in Minnesota. The 20-year-old girl, identified by Bemidji police officials as Sandra Lommen, was said to have fallen into a large, frozen creek...
  • Drinking champagne
    If parents drink their kids are more likely to drive drunk
    It is well known that drunk driving is a critically serious problem among young drivers which results in scores of peoplebeing crippled and killed on the roads daily. Plataforma SINC reported on Aug. 25, 2014 that the risk of young people driving...
  • BACtrack Vio Smartphone Breathalyzer
    Review - BACtrack Vio Smartphone Breathalyzer
    You’re heading home from a party, or from the bar, or perhaps even a lengthy lunch and you’ve had a few brews to drink. As you get into your car, you wonder, “Am I OK to drive?” We’ve all been there before and even...
  • Patron Secret Dining Society hits San Diego
    Patron's Secret Dining Society meets at sunset in America's Finest City
    Nothing makes you feel more elite than a secret society. Add in Patron-inspired cocktails made by mixologist Jennifer Queen and gourmet dishes created by former Top Chef contestant and restaurant owner/head chef Rich Sweeney and crew and you&rsquo...
  • Come Drink
    Fish Tale Brew Pub
    Price Range: $$The Fish Tale Brew Pub seems to embody the very spirit of Olympia. It's got excellent organic beers and ciders, great, local food, caters to a crowd as diverse as the people who live here, and is hip without trying to be. It'...
  • A typical night at the Office
    The Office Bar and Grill in Tumwater
    Looking for a great bar to check out in the Olympia area? One that caters to sports fan, the dive bar crowd, and college students alike? Look no further than the Office Bar and Grill in Tumwater, Washington. Located across the street from South...