Alcohol Another Form of Grape and Grain

In This Chapter

  • Finding out how alcohol is made ^ Categorizing different kinds of alcohol beverages ^ Digesting alcohol
  • Revealing alcohol's effect on your health

J\ lcohol beverages are among mankind's oldest home remedies and simple W • pleasures, so highly regarded that the ancient Greeks and Romans called wine a "gift from the gods," and when the Gaels — early inhabitants of Scotland and Ireland — first produced whiskey, they named it uisge beatha (whis-key-ba), a combination of the words for "water" and "life." Today, although you may share their appreciation for the product, you know that alcohol beverages may have risks as well as benefits.

By the way, throughout this chapter I refer to beverages made from alcohol as "alcohol beverages." Yes, I know most people probably think the correct term is "alcoholic beverages," but whenever I write or say those words, I get an immediate image of tipsy beer bottles. Besides, you've heard of "milk beverages" but not "milky" ones, or "cola beverages" but not "cola-y" ones. So do please indulge me.

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