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Vive La Tequila!

Pass through the gates of the border crossing at Tijuana and walk 100 ft. and you will be confronted by a hundred cabs and...

Drinking Along The Nile

We human types have been scribbling history for perhaps 5,000 years, but we’ve been making fermented beverages for at least twice that long. The...

Why I Drink

Sixteen years ago I was sitting with a friend on a suburban sidewalk curb on a sunny afternoon in Northern California, shooting the shit...
Adventures with Alcohol

Adventures with Alcohol: Booze Bonanza!

“I found the mother lode,” Scott shouted as he burst through the door. “The Treasure of the Sierra Booze-Madres!” We sat him down, gave him...

Attack of the Booze Haters!

Trudy Burnstein may call herself the Defense Minister of The Womyn’s Prohibition League but her organization is decidedly on the offense. Since its incarnation...
Six Circles of Hangover Hill

The Six Circles of Hangover Hell

1st Circle: The Ducked Bullet No pain. No real feeling of illness. Your sleep was deep and all those carbo-loaded beers have gifted you...

Be Good or Be Gone: The Legend of McSorley’s Old Ale House

“What do you mean you’ve never been to McSorley’s? Geez, Tom. I thought you said you were from New York.” It was a phrase I...

Defending Dionysus

It’s a flat-out fact that alcohol, and those of us who like to imbibe it, are reviled by a healthy percentage of Americans. Since the...

Barhopping Through History

Ever wonder what it would be like to drink in the great watering holes of yore? Well, pack your flask and climb aboard the...

Trotsky and Tequila

“A glass of milk,” the short Yanqui demanded. Juan the bartender rattled his copy of El Toro but did not look up. “Leche! Leche, damn you!” “This...

Bout 1: Andre the Giant Vs. Alexander the Great

Who is the greatest boozer of all time? We've posed that question before. In 2002 we  resurrected 16 of the history's hardest-pounding hoochers and squared...
Booze is My Co-Pilot

Booze Is My Copilot

Lately, many of my friends are airline pilots. And airline pilots, as everyone knows, are drunks. These friends aren't the bad kind of drunk...

Cads, Rakes and Bounders

Does a drink cadged from a stranger taste far superior to one earned by the sweat of your brow? Are you immune to the slightest...

Ladies Thirst, Part 2

The Pirate Queen of Ireland Grace “Grania” O’Malley was born around 1530. She was the daughter of Dudara “Black Oak” O’Malley, a powerful Irish chieftain...
The Beauty in the Blackout

The Beauty in the Blackout

I'm lying in bed with my consort of the moment, staring at the ceiling with a loud white void glaring garishly in my memory. There...

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