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When To Talk To Your Children About Alcohol

Jennifer Breheny Wallace | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Breheny Wallace

Their eyes widened like they'd just been let in on a huge adult secret. Did I say too much? Just when is the right time to talk about alcohol with your children?

Notes From a Dive Bar VI

Alan Black | Posted 05.28.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Turn away now if you are disgusted by the description of a bar's grim lavatory. This is not for you. Come back next time to Notes when the talk will be of love and cocktails garnished with fresh fruit. Sadly, this grim description has to be done.

9 Reasons You Should Never Drink On A Plane

Thrillist | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Yes, when done properly, drinking on an airplane is the best. Emphasis on "done properly". A lot of times, though, it's not a great idea.

You Suck At Drinking: A Guide To Buzz Management

Dan Pashman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Taste
Dan Pashman

That's right, eaters and drinkers -- you have to drink more to drink better.

My Story of Alcoholism, and the Hell it Took To Become Aware

Ravishly | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Ravishly

Google tells me that "awareness" is the ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of something. It's to be conscious of events. It means knowing one's thoughts and feeling one's emotions. The irony of Alcohol Awareness Month is that alcohol's primary function is to make a person unaware.

The Derby Drink to One-Up Your Juleps

Food52 | Posted 05.13.2015 | Taste
Food52

You'll end up with a cocktail a bit like a Julep but not one that's posing.

5 Things Baby Boomers Miss Most Part 3

Jay Lickus | Posted 05.13.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

The third "thing" that I want to talk to you about that I miss from my youth is the "ability to drink."

The Stages Of Falling Head Over Heels For Wine

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 05.11.2015 | Taste

Wine: It brings us together, helps us unwind and generally sets either a celebratory or peaceful mood. In fact, it's pretty tough not to appreciate a ...

Notes From a Dive Bar

Alan Black | Posted 05.11.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Right after I poured her a gin and tonic, and squeezed extra limes in the bubbles, she asked, why are you so miserable? She was training to be a therapist. But I wasn't bitter. I told her I owned a less than stellar I.Q and she was mistaking misery for a lack of brains.

One Mom's Public Letter To Her Son About Drugs And Alcohol

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Parenting is a tough job, with few absolutes or clear solutions. When it comes to right and wrong, as a parent, you are entitled to state your case and reinforce the fact that when your adolescent child is away from your view, the decisions he makes are ultimately his responsibility.

This Greek Welcome Really Packs a Punch

Rick Steves | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

When in Greece, hospitality comes with ouzo. And when in remote corners and hardscrabble villages (like here on the Mani Peninsula), where historically hospitality is a matter of life and death, the welcome drink is tsipouro.

Blurts of Wisdom for My Son, in Case He Should Ever Take a Drink

Peyton Price | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Peyton Price

On the off chance that denial is ineffective, once in a while (immediately after listening to NPR), I blurt out my expectations for teenage behavior: "DO NOT EVER TRY HEROIN! IT CAN KILL YOU THE VERY FIRST TIME!"

The Beer Mile Is the Drinking Competition That Could Ruin Your Life

Liquor.com | Posted 06.09.2015 | Taste
Liquor.com

I'm in the bleachers, trying to look casual while I lace up my running shoes and cover the 12-pack with a spare shirt. Polite children, tween lacrosse players and geriatric Sunday walkers dot the field. I stretch, taking it all in, and wonder if I will vomit on any of them.

17 Top Bartenders' Desert Island Cocktails

Thrillist | Posted 06.01.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

It's tough to select one drink to be stuck with on a proverbial desert island. To find out which drinks truly have the most staying power, we polled a group of esteemed cocktail experts to name the one drink they'd marry until death do them part.

The 11 Best Drinking Cities in America

Thrillist | Posted 05.31.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

To figure out the best cities for drinking in 2015, we imbibed all over this great nation and weighed many factors, from closing times and historical impact to happy hours, breweries, and contributions to drinking culture.

The Complete Evolution of Drinking On Mad Men

Liquor.com | Posted 05.26.2015 | Taste
Liquor.com

Twelve months later. Hours -- probably days -- spent re-watching old episodes to remember what happened for the first six and a half seasons. The new half-season of Mad Men starts on April 5.

16 Signs Of A Good Dive Bar

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.26.2015 | Taste

Kitsch is mandatory.

America's Best Hangover Dishes

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.24.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

The online, ahem, "literature" about what constitutes the best hangover cures consists of all kinds of baloney.

Thanks, Palcohol -- As If Parenting Teens Wasn't Hard Enough

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 05.23.2015 | Fifty
Hélène Tragos Stelian

On Wednesday, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Trade Bureau approved four flavors of Palcohol, a powdered product that comes in convenient 1-oz packets. Mix the powder into 6 oz of water or the liquid of your choice, stir, and voilà: the perfect cocktail, with the alcohol content of a mixed drink.

Top Of The Morning

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Comedy
Rich Siegel

I'm old enough to remember New York City before it became a haven for big box stores, chain restaurants and tourists willing to drop a mortgage payment on fancified candies.

An Irishman Explains His Country's Reputation for Enjoying Alcohol So Much

Quora | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel
Quora

I am afraid you are going to be disappointed... We have a reputation for enjoying alcohol because we enjoy alcohol.

America's Best Irish Bars

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.17.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

It's all those tiny details that contribute to bar feeling as though it has been lived in.

10 Ways St. Patrick's Day Is Different With Kids

Chris Bernholdt | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents
Chris Bernholdt

Before, I was spending lots of time throwing back pints. Now, I am spending time with pint-sized children.

Crazy Drinking Rituals Around The World

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.16.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Spring is in the air, and the green food coloring is in the beer (and rivers) for St. Patrick's Day. We've rounded up some of the craziest drinking rituals around the world to celebrate, so pour yourself an adult beverage and open up our list.

Would You Like a Dictionary With Your Beer?

Greg Schwem | Posted 05.11.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

I grabbed a stool at the Madison, Wisconsin tavern. Even though the temperature hadn't climbed above single digits all day, I had a cold beer on my mind. Gesturing to the numerous taps, I asked the bartender the draft selections.