The condensation and vapor that comes off the alcohol during the distillation process is called "spirits." The term "spirits" was first used in the 16th century.Know More
Wine has been around in one form or another for thousands of years. Other forms of alcohol were first used in the 16th century as medicine. It took a couple hundred years for people to figure out that it not only tasted good, but it made them feel good as well. During the 18th century, alcohol like gin took off, and alcoholism was born.
Today, alcoholism is a problem in America with about 15 million people suffering from the disease.Learn More
Alcohol depletes the lungs of the antioxidant glutathione and can cause a person with a chronic drinking problem to develop acute respiratory distress syndrome. Acute respiratory distress syndrome, also called ARDS, kills around 50 percent of those affected by it. The average age of death from those with chronic drinking issues who contract ARDS is around 30, where the normal age of someone with cirrhosis of the liver is between 60 and 65.Full Answer >
A 12-ounce serving of Michelob Ultra, a light lager manufactured by the Michelob Brewing Company, contains 4.2 percent alcohol by volume (ABV). Each serving also contains 95 calories and 2.6 grams of carbohydrates.Full Answer >
The alcohol content of a glass of champagne is 12 percent alcohol by volume. This is comparable to the alcohol content in red and white wines, which are 13 percent ABV and 11.5 percent ABV respectively.Full Answer >
The government of the United Arab Emirates does permit non-Muslim travelers, ages 18 and older, to bring some alcohol into the country. Travelers can do so without facing customs fees so long as simple restrictions concerning quantity and volume are observed.Full Answer >