I drink alcoholic beverages on occasion. It is not a regular of life for me.
(If tea were alcoholic....... I'd be a stumbling drunk in sore need of a 12 step program.
My "downfall" in this alcohol department is Nihionshu ....sake. And particularly drinking sake in Japan. When in Japan, because of the high profile that social drinking plays in their culture, I tend to drink far more than I do at home. It is also very much because you can get GOOD sake in Japan. The possibilities are almost endless in every region.
The best stuff I can get here in southern NH from ONE specialty wine store is at best OK. Most places here have only one sake available... and it is at best "cooking wine"
. One big issue is that sakes, unlike most wines, do not want to be aged. And simply the shipping lag that seems to happen on the stuff I can get here makes the sakes a bit on the "long in the tooth" side.
We use sake for cooking all the time. Our diet is more Asian than the typical Ameican one.
Looking forward to some good sake in late May and early June!!!!!!