November 22, 2017

"An international survey has revealed that spirits are often associated with feelings of energy, confidence and sexiness..."

"... but on the flip-side anger and tearfulness – while red wine is the drink most commonly linked to relaxation, but also tiredness."

15 comments:

Unknown said...

Red wine is merde on my histamine and sulfite intolerance, gives me a migraine.

Lloyd W. Robertson said...

Movie "A Christmas to Remember": To borrow from a commenter on YouTube: "Favorite scene: Jason Robards talking about getting Eva Marie Saint drunk and the four stages of drunkenness: jocose, lachrymose, bellicose and comatose. Wonderful movie."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3inykNgeGS8

buwaya said...

My old favorite was port.

Cannot have it (or rarely) anymore.
What that says about someone I don't know.

Paco Wové said...

I was impressed that The Guardian, not even waiting for the text of the article to begin, managed to confuse correlation with causation right in the headline.

madAsHell said...

I did not know that red wine has a laxative effect.

Rob said...

The worst thing about being a teetotaler is knowing, when you wake up in the morning, that's as good as you're going to feel all day. (Here at the Althouse blog, we never use a word like "teetotaler" without considering its etymology. Wikipedia has a thorough discussion.)

Fernandistien said...

Unknown said...
Red wine is merde on my histamine and sulfite intolerance, gives me a migraine.


It'd reliably set of a cluster headache if ingested in the "cluster" period. Because it's poison.

But fortunately wine tastes and smells like poison, so it's no problem to not drink it.

Spiros Pappas said...

This is not unlike the recent excitement over chocolate's health benefits. But Vox reviewed studies that were promoted and funded by snack companies such as Mars and Nestle and found that chocolate had positive results in over 98% of consumers. That's amazing. Consumers were so bamboozled that Nestle even marketed a “cocoa flavonol” dietary supplement for heart health, even though the product was originally developed as a hard candy! I suspect that Grey Goose and Bacardi and Captain Morgan are behind this crap. It's sad that we are so easily manipulated (this also explains how we got Trump).

FullMoon said...

I like beer, it makes me a jolly good fellow
I like beer, it helps me unwind and sometimes it makes me feel mellow (Makes him feel mellow)
Whiskey's too rough, Champagne costs too much, vodka puts my mouth in gear
This little refrain should help me explain as a matter of fact I like beer
(He likes beer)


Tom T. Hall

Angel-Dyne said...

Paco: I was impressed that The Guardian, not even waiting for the text of the article to begin, managed to confuse correlation with causation right in the headline.

No kidding:

Type of alcohol determines whether you become merry or maudlin – study

The subhead is even worse (for different reasons):

Spirits are associated with confidence and red wine is linked to relaxation – and researchers hope findings will help people consider alcohol’s emotional effects.

Unfortunately, there were no interesting "findings" reported in the article. (It's a mystery, why different types of alcoholic libations were associated with different emotional sequelae. I mean, nobody's ever pondered the different cultural/social contexts associated with different beverages. Or the different alcohol content. Or the amount consumed. Maybe it's the advertising that dictates how people feel when they drink different drinks. Or the non-ethanol components. At any rate, more research is needed.)

rehajm said...

Red wine is merde on my histamine and sulfite intolerance, gives me a migraine.

If you can consume things like soda, candy, dried fruits, juice it’s likely not the sulfur dioxide that does you in. Also red wine tends to have fewer than white wine. Something else is getting you- histamines maybe, phenols....alcohol? Some reds have pretty high alcohol content.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Truman Capote thought drinking martinis made people vicious. It could just have been the people he was drinking with. He liked to hang out with socialites, and they probably did not need martinis to become vicious.

traditionalguy said...

Poor Donald . He has to get excited and get relaxed all from verbal communications with people. No self medication for him. Instead he takes a strong Twitter match to shoot down opponents and to encourage his Army.

Howard said...

Whiskey on Beer, never fear.

Beer on Whiskey, very risky!

Earnest Prole said...

As Hitchens said, "with the booze I find it's a better servant than master."