by Bruce Chadwick
The story includes the history of the Bloody Mary, Irish Coffee. Champagne and the Bellini, brunch drinks, told in spirited, light hearted songs presented by a seasoned and a deliciously giddy cast.
The drinking habits of presidents past and present.
SOURCE: The Conversation
by Jeffrey Miller
For better or worse, Prohibition changed the way Americans drank, and its cultural impact has never really gone away.
by William Rorabaugh
The answer involves the importance of lucky timing and the power of a grassroots interest group.
SOURCE: You Tube
How preachers used to sound (and some still do).
SOURCE: Associated Press
In completely unrelated news, Drunk History is returning to Comedy Central. It's not even in this wire story. We promise.
55 guests at George Washington's farewell party drank 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, eight of whiskey, 22 of porter, eight of hard cider, 12 of beer, and seven bowls of alcoholic punch.
SOURCE: Huffington Post
by Joe Satran
America's public drinking laws are a relic of Prohibition.
SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
by Jonathan Zimmerman
Students think of college as a opportunity to improve social skills and network, not study.
SOURCE: The Guardian
Archeologists in Italy have set about making red wine exactly as the ancient Romans did, to see what it tastes like.
Mark Lawrence Schrad, an assistant professor of political science at Villanova University, is the author of the forthcoming book “Vodka Politics: Alcohol, Autocracy, and the Secret History of the Russian State.”
SOURCE: Daily Mail (UK)
Winston Churchill's powerful speeches have long been credited with helping to win the war, but one leading academic says there is 'little evidence' his oratory inspired the British to beat Nazi Germany.Professor Richard Toye also claims that the Second World War leader's 'finest hour' radio address, one of his most famous, lacked impact 'because many people thought that he was drunk'.The University of Exeter academic claims in a new book that Churchill was not a decisive influence on the nation's willingness to fight on against Hitler when Britain was almost on its knees in 1940.His research also found that when Singapore fell to the Japanese in 1942, one Londoner said his rallying speech was 'f****** bull****' and a 'f****** cover-up'....
by Oliver Bullough
Now that the bear is angry again, let's not lose sight of the fact that Russia faces an almost unprecedented public health crisis due to chronic alcoholism.
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