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Most Expensive Wines

Wine is something always associated with class. One needs to savor the smell of the wine, and sip it slowly, to enjoy it the most. No gulping it down please! While some people drink wine everyday with the meals, most drink only on occasions. Whatever the reason, wines come in different flavors, brands, types, and of course price. In this write-up, we are going to take a look at some of the most expensive wines in the world. Behold…

Most Expensive Wines List

  • Chateau Lafite (1869) USD 232,692
  • Chateau Margaux (1787) USD 225,000
  • Chateau Lafite (1787) USD160,000
  • Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Jeroboam (1945) USD 114,614
  • Screaming Eagle Cab (1994) USD 80,000
  • Penfold Grange Hermitage (1951) USD 56,988
  • Chateau d’Y quem (1784) USD 56,588
  • Massandra Sherry (1775) USD 43,500
  • Romanee Cont, DRC (1990) USD 28,112
  • Montrachet (1978) USD 23,929

Now while all of these splendid drinks must be out of the reach of most of us, there are many wine collectors who will give anything to have any one from this expensive wine list. I hope you liked this write-up on the most expensive wines ever. You can also have a look at our article on the best champagne brands. Cheers!!!

Myths About Alcohol

Alcohol can be good or bad, simply depending on the way and quantity in which it is consumed. Some people drink due to habit, some drink when they are depressed, while others drink to celebrate. While drinking in limited quantities is actually beneficial, excessive drinking can be dangerous, and sometimes fatal too. Now there are numerous myths about alcohol. Some people genuinely believe in these myths, and many others are actually ignorant about the truth. So here I am going to clear all doubts, and tell you the facts and the myths about alcohol consumption.

Myth I: Alcohol Affects Everyone the Same

Alcohol works differently on different individuals. If two people drink the same amount of the same alcoholic beverage, both will be affected differently. Numerous factors come into play, like each person’s capacity, body weight, chemistry of one’s body, mental balance and strength, etc. So if you see you pal drinking away and still behaving, it is not necessary that you can do the same.

Myth II: Mixing Drinks Makes You More Drunk

This is a widely believed myth. The actual truth is different. Neither mixing drinks, nor having different drinks one after another makes you more drunk. The factor that actually decides how drunk you become is the quantity that you consume. So it is like, if you have two different drinks one after each other, you are less likely to get high, as compared to having 5 pegs of the same drink.

Myth III: Coffee Will Sober You

This is another myth that is globally believed to be true. The actual fact is that either having a nice hot cup of coffee, or having a hot shower after drinking, doesn’t actually sober you down. You are still equally drunk, but just wide awake. Only the passing of a few hours will sober you down, and nothing else.

Myth IV: Alcohol is an Anti-depressant

This is absolutely false. For all of you who think you can drink and drown your sorrows, this is not the way. Alcohol is actually a depressant. It lessens your capacity to reason and judge. Besides making you feel sleepy and all drowsy, it actually slows you down and controls the way you think and behave.

Myth V: Beer is Safe

Most people are of the belief that though excessive drinking is harmful, drinking beer is not as bad as other beverages. This is completely false. Beer too damages the organs like the liver, heart, stomach, etc,, equally as compared to any other alcohol. So don’t simply gulp down those jugs of beer one after another and think that you are doing no harm to yourself.

Myth VI: Alcohol Isn’t As Bad As Drugs

Now this everyone believes. It is one of the most common alcohol myths. But the harsh reality is, alcohol can be more addictive that anything else. And the sad truth is that alcohol kills more people around the globe than all the drugs combined together.

Myth VII: Alcohol Betters Sex

Many people believe that drinking and having sex is more fun. But it is nothing but harmful. On a general note, when you are drunk, you might indulge in something which is risky, like unprotected sex, and be open to an unwanted pregnancy or an STD. medically, it has been proven that alcohol given men problems in getting proper erections, or even sustaining their erections, while for women, it lowers their sex drive.

Myth VIII: Eating Lots Before Drinking Keeps You Sober

When you drink on a full stomach, you feel like you aren’t getting as high as you would on an empty stomach. The truth is that it just takes a little longer for you to get high, but you don’t get any less high that you otherwise would. A full tummy simply delays the absorption of the alcohol into the bloodstream, thus only delaying its effect. So in the end, you will get as high as you would on an empty stomach, just a little later.

Besides these myths about alcohol use, one should simply understand that anything in excess is harmful to our body, be it alcohol or food, or anything else. So drink in moderation just to enjoy and be in your senses. A little wine with your dinner everyday is actually very good for the body. The bottom line is, don’t overdo it.

Pomegranate Martini Recipes

What is better than sipping on a crisp martini! While you will find most martinis around are the apple martini, vanilla martini, Gibson martini, and the dirty martini, have you tried the pomegranate martini? No! Ok, I am going to tell you how to make different variations of pomegranate martinis. You will simply love them all.

Pomegranate Margarita Martini Recipe

You will need 1½ cup pomegranate juice, 1 cup of ice, 2 ounces of Patron silver tequila, and 1 ounce of Cointreau liquor. Mix the pomegranate juice, liquor and tequila and stir it well. Take a cocktail shaker and add the ice to it. Now pour the mixture that you have made to this. Shake and strain this mixture. You will get 2 full glasses of pomegranate margarita martinis with this. You can also add some pomegranate to this as a garnish.

Pomegranate Raspberry Martini Recipe

Pomegranate and raspberry eh! Yes. For this, you will have to get a hold of 1 ounce of fresh lemon juice, 3 frozen raspberries, 1 tablespoon raspberry sorbet, 1 ounce of pomegranate juice, and 2 ounces of raspberry vodka. Get a cocktail shaker and fill it up half with ice pieces. Simply take all the ingredients mentioned here and pour them in. Shake well and strain it. You have you pomegranate raspberry martini ready. Simple isn’t it! You can add some frozen raspberries to it for garnishing.

Pomegranate Vodka Martini Recipe

For this vodka martini, you will need 2 ounces of citrus vodka, 1 ounce simple syrup, ½ an ounce of fresh lemon juice, and ¼ ounce of fresh pomegranate juice. Take all of this with some ice and put it into a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Add some rose water to this, if you want to go a different way. And your pomegranate vodka martini is ready.

Now you have these 3 awesome martinis to choose from. Get started with making the one you think you are going to like the best. And aren’t these also great options to have at your next party!

Best Champagne Brands

The drink of celebration, Champagne is a drink loved by one and all. Though it is not a drink consumed by everyone on a daily basis, the fact that it is linked to success and celebration makes it so very special. But did you know one thing! Though we all have an idea that it is a kind of wine, well sort of, only those that are produced in Champagne, France are the real ones. Any other such drink that has been made anywhere else in the world cannot be called the real Champagne.

Well with that bit of knowledge in the bag, now let us have a look at which are the best Champagne brands in the world. Here, I will tell you all about the popular champagne brands, and also give you an idea about the most talked about Champagne brands and prices. So, for your next celebration or party, you will now be in a position to make you pick according to your preference. And for those on a tight budget, fret not, ‘coz I will tell you about some cheap Champagne brands too.

Types of Champagne

First of all, let me tell you that there are different types of Champagnes. There is the sweet Champagne, which depends entirely on the quantity of sugar added while producing it. Then there is the Rosé Champagne, which is made from red grapes. This type is made either by adding some pinot noir wine to it, or from black grapes by letting the juice which is clear, macerate on its skin for some time. Cuvée de Prestige are Champagnes of the highest quality, and they are so good that they are usually named after celebrities or the likes. Then we have the Blanc de noirs which means white of blacks, or in simple terms, it is white Champagne that is made black grapes. Lastly, we have the Blanc de blancs, which is also known as the white of white, and is made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes.

Champagne Brands List

  • Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d’Or: USD 130
  • Moët & Chandon Dom Pérignon: USD 200
  • Champagne Perrier-Jouet Fleur de Champagne Rosé: USD 300
  • Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé: USD 350
  • Ayala Cuvee Perle D’Ayala Millesime: USD 150
    Dom Ruinart Rosé: USD 325
  • Henriot Cuvee des Enchanteleurs: USD 215
  • Dom Pérignon Rosé Champagne: USD 375
  • Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame: USD 125
  • Laurent Perrier Brut Rosé Champagne: USD 135
  • NV Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades: USD 700
  • Nicolas Feuillatte: USD 50
  • Saint-Chamant Millésimé Brut Blanc de Blancs: USD 80
  • Moet & Chandon Champagne White Star: USD 30
  • Ariston Carte Blanche Brut Champagne: USD 25
  • Gonet Medeville NV Blanc de Noirs: USD 60
  • Veuve Clicquot Non Vintage: USD 35

These are some of the best Champagne brands that you can lay your hands on. The prices I have mentioned are approximate, and will slightly differ depending from where you are buying it from. And in this list, I have included Champagnes that start from around $25 and go up to around $700. There is also the Krug 1996 Clos d’Ambonnay which cost something like USD 2,250. So with such a diverse list of Champagnes here, take you pick and make sure that your upcoming celebration has just what it needs, Champagne!