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    15 Booze Facts That'll Make You Say, "Really?"


    1. Of all the most common alcoholic drinks, red wine makes you the sleepiest.

    2. Liquor, on the other hand, makes a majority of people feel more confident.

    3. Fried Beer won in the Most Creative category at the 2010 Texas State Fair.

    4. Most rosé wine is made by crushing red-skinned grapes and letting the resulting clear juice sit with the red skin.

    5. Whiskey is actually clear and only gets its brown color after it's barreled.

    6. President John Adams — who lived to 90 years old — drank about a quarter pint of cider every morning.

    7. Despite popular belief that Tequila is an upper, Tequila is actually a depressant.

    8. Grapes used to produce wine are thicker-skinned than the kind you'd find at a grocery store.

    9. The world's most widely consumer liquor is Baijiu, a white grain liquor that hails from China.

    10. Only sparkling wine produced in Champagne, France, can be called Champagne.

    11. Oenophobia is the fear of wine.

    12. During Prohibition, doctors used to prescribe "medical beer."

    13. Many McDonald's locations in Europe offer alcohol to go along with your burger and fries.

    14. Death in the Afternoon is a cocktail made with 1.5 ounces of Absinthe and a flute of Champagne.

    15. Most wine shouldn't be aged more than a couple of years (and probably tastes delicious now).