Fallout from nuclear bomb tests could help experts detect fraudulent whiskeys that are purportedly more than a century old.
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The split-second pop of a champagne cork is created by a quick escape of high-pressure gas long stuck in the bottle's neck.
Drinking alcohol is known to raise women's risk of developing breast cancer, but many women aren't aware of this link.
Drinking a bottle of wine per week may be like smoking five to 10 cigarettes in terms of cancer risk.
Alcohol consumption may be more harmful than thought, particularly for young and middle-age adults, a new study suggests.
As part of a drinking game, a 28-year-old man from the Netherlands attempted to swallow a living fish with some powerful natural defenses.
Fancy some white wine on the Red Planet? Scientists in the Republic of Georgia are determined to grow grapes on Mars.
It may sound counterintuitive, but people who are supersensitive to coffee's bitter taste actually drink more of it, a new study finds.
A new study finds that a night of heavy drinking may affect people's cognition the next day, including their memory, attention, coordination and even driving skills.
Drinking alcohol in moderation is more harmful than previously thought, according to a new study that concludes there's no "safe" level of alcohol consumption.
When grape harvesters at a German winery mysteriously fell ill with "rabbit fever," a rare bacterial illness, one question in particular stood out: How did they get sick?
If the thought of sipping a beer is gag-inducing, you're not alone. But why does this happen: Why do some people hate the taste of beer?