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Top Reasons Quality Cocktail Ingredients Are a Must
Whether you strive to be known as an expert in craft cocktails or a master mixologist, the ingredients you choose to put in your drinks are sure to make a difference. From the alcohol and mixers down to the ice and garnishes, the best cocktail makers understand that every ingredient has to be the upmost quality. Here are the top reasons that quality cocktail ingredients are a must. They Look and Taste Better Only the best host can make drinking a cocktail an experience to remember. Fresh fruits and vibrant colours are certainly what makes a cocktail, though you should also stock up on hi..
New Research 	Unveils Why People’s Faces Go Red When Drinking Alcohol
You may have noticed that some people’s faces turn bright red when they drink alcohol- this may even happen to you during a night out. Research has revealed that this change in complexity has nothing to do with being hot in a packed pub or club, but it’s actually due to “alcohol flush reaction”. Even though it is best-known for causing a red face, the condition also results in a heightened heart rate, headache and nausea. People who turn red whilst drinking alcohol lack activity by an enzyme called aldehyde dehydrogenase 2. This ultimately contributes to the hangover feeling, and in most..
Top reasons alcohol makes for the best gift
Wine and beer can be a great gift at times, although not every bottle is the right choice for every person. Plus, whilst this may be a great choice for your friend, it may not be appreciated by your employer. It is for this reason that you should make sure the person receiving the alcohol actually drinks it beforehand. It would be pretty embarrassing if you gifted someone a bottle of vino to then find out they prefer a bottle of pink lemonade instead. However, the beauty of gifting alcohol is, quite simply that the right bottle will persuade the person to crack it open right away- AND SHARE..
Blue wine is a thing- and people are hugely confused
Remember that time when you became an adult and felt like you should stop pretending to enjoy fizzy alcopops that dominated your youth? Though, some people apparently had a rough time letting go. A brand new breed of wine is about to arrive in the US, and it’s blue. Upon this news, savvy alcopoppers are all noting that this drink looks remarkably like WKD. A Spanish-based winemaker has launched Gik Live in order to defy the traditional constraints of alcohol production. So far, it has sold in 25 countries, which includes the UK. However, none of the brand’s founders have had any ex..
People who finish the Cardiff Half Marathon 2017 will receive alcohol
If you’ve signed up to the Cardiff Half Marathon, you could be rewarded with a free glass of fizz or a pint of beer. The race is set to go ahead on October 1st, and the individuals that finish will be able to celebrate in style, thanks to Brains who are working with the marathon organisers. According to reports, this year 25,000 runners have booked their places in Cardiff, and the finishers can have a free drink at one of 13 pubs following the course. A free pint of beer or a refreshing glass of Prosecco is on offer. All runners have to do is show off their finishers medals for a drin..
The bluffer’s guide to wine: pretending you are a sommelier
According to published figures, the UK is the sixth biggest wine consumer in the world. Back in 2013, we packed away approximately 53.3 million nine-litre cases of white wine, and 55.2 million red. So yes, we do drink a lot of wine although most of us probably know very little about it. Here’s a bluffer’s guide to get stuck in and let people think you know all about the UK’s favourite tipple. Like it It may sound basic, but the basics are pretty important. If you aren’t keen on it then it doesn’t matter how many gold medals its won, you probably still won’t like it. Therefore, stick to ..
Should we be drinking wine at breakfast?
For many people, the rich aroma of freshly fried bacon is what mornings smells like, whilst the fruity smells of wine are a sign that evening has arrived. However, what would happen if we got rid of coffee beans and replace it for a glass of merlot at 8am? Whilst this may sound outrageous, countries such as France and Spain are known for glugging an alcoholic beverage in the morning. Just imagine being someone who can drink responsibly, even in the morning, and say: “yes, I will have just one glass with my poached eggs this morning”. So, considering that we’ve fully adopted European coffee ..
Top tips for making top-notch cocktails at home
We’ve all imbibed our fair share of drinks at trendy cocktail bars, though after a while it becomes obvious that is isn’t all about fancy spirits or the enthusiasm with which you shake the cocktail shaker. Often, it is the little things which make a difference, certain things which can take our own cocktails from good to restaurant-worthy. Many of the tips below have less to do with the actual creation of the cocktail, and more to do with re-creating that special feeling of sipping a restaurant inspired tipple in our living room. Here’s some tips on how to make top-notch cocktails at home. ..
Everything you need to know about alcohol units
With many of us enjoying some alcoholic beverages over the summer, it’s questionable whether we really know what a unit of alcohol is. An alcohol unit is defined as 10ml or 8g of pure alcohol. Due to alcohol coming in numerous strengths and sizes, units are the only way to accurately measure the strength of a drink and its affects on our bodies. According to the Drinkaware website, “it takes an average adult around an hour to process one unit of alcohol so that there’s none left in their bloodstream, although it varies from person to person.” So basically, a 284ml half pint of beer wh..
Research unveils that alcohol consumption improves memory
Many of us have woken up of a morning with a fuzzy head and a slim recollection of the night before. So, it may in fact surprise you that drinking alcohol can improve your memory. According to a study that’s been carried out by the University of Exeter, people who drink alcohol after studying information have an overall better chance of remembering what they’ve learnt. Over the course of the study, researched asked 88 people to complete a work-learning task where the participants had to drink as much as much as they wanted afterwards. The study was split into two groups. The other gro..
Ordering Wine: 3 Colossal Mistakes You’re Making at Restaurants
There’s a massive stigma around choosing wine when you go to dine at restaurants, but we think that there really shouldn’t be. At the end of the day, with some common sense, it can actually be super easy to pick a beautiful wine to accompany your food. We don’t need to be wine experts to know what nice wine is; all we need to know is to not be afraid. Below, we’ve put together the three most frequently made wine related mistakes to avoid whilst dining at restaurants. If you avoid doing these then you are sure to enjoy your restaurant experience a whole lot more. Choosing a wine because it’s..
Does drinking wine cause snoring?
Usually people snore when the oropharynx- the part between the top of the trachea and the back of the mouth- becomes blocked. Although alcohol scientifically relaxes muscles, therefore can allow tissue in the back of the mouth to drop and obstruct the usual breathing techniques. Despite this reasonable explanation, the connection between snoring and the consumption of alcohol hasn’t been looked at or studied in a great amount of depth. Nonetheless, doctors which specialise in sleeping disorders, which include snoring, recommend avoiding alcohol, especially wine, before going to sleep. ..
Australian man checks in beer for flight
An Australian passenger decided to travel light on a flight from Melbourne to Perth. Unconventionally he did this by checking in a can of beer. The man did this by checking in just a single can of Emu Export lager. This was spotted by other passengers while it was making its way around an airport baggage carousel. The passenger, which has only been identified as Dean, said he was shocked that his beer had got through the journey on Saturday. In a statement he said, “One of my mates works at the airport and he and I were wondering what I could check as luggage and get away with – a sin..
Australian man checks in beer for flight
An Australian passenger decided to travel light on a flight from Melbourne to Perth. Unconventionally he did this by checking in a can of beer. The man did this by checking in just a single can of Emu Export lager. This was spotted by other passengers while it was making its way around an airport baggage carousel. The passenger, which has only been identified as Dean, said he was shocked that his beer had got through the journey on Saturday. In a statement he said, “One of my mates works at the airport and he and I were wondering what I could check as luggage and get away with – a sin..
Reason why you should add a pickle to your beer
During a scorching summer’s afternoon, a sip of beer can be just what you need. But refreshing lagers are encouraging consumers to add a new addition to its ingredients- the humble pickle. The peculiar pairing is said to be encouraged by Joe McClure, a pickle producer from Michigan. In a recent interview he stated that, “It complements the lager because of the slight vinegar and salt notes that get picked up,” "Pickles are the perfect snack: cucumbers soaked in evil," he adds. The pickled flavours which are said to go well with beer are those that are covered in garlic and chilli. ..
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