Wine, Beer & Spirits Guide

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How to drink wine, beer and spirits in a healthy way from EatingWell's food and nutrition experts.

Why You Should Go Bitter at the Bar (Plus an Amazing Cocktail Recipe!)

Submitted by admin on Tue, 03/01/2016 - 10:17

Cocktail hour is one time you'll find bitter everywhere. Think: a bold, tannic cabernet or pint of hoppy beer. And then there are cocktail bitters and bitter liqueurs—which may find their way into your Old Fashioned or digestif glass. The bitter liqueurs were originally created for medicinal purposes thousands of years ago.

5 Party Wines for $10 or Less

Submitted by admin on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:35

The wine aisle can be pretty intimidating. With rows of white, red and rosé wines from all over the world lining the shelves and stacked in boxes, it can be hard to decide where to spend your money. If you don’t have a sommelier (a trained wine professional) hovering nearby to point out the best wines in the store, how do you know what to pick?

Our Best Clean-Eating Tips #7: Cut Down on Alcohol

Submitted by admin on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:18

Join us for our 28-Day Clean-Eating Challenge. Spring clean your diet with clean-eating dinner plans, recipes, inspiration and tips.

Eating clean also means drinking clean. You can still have some alcohol if you want—but stay within the recommended daily limit of one drink for women and two for men. One drink equals 5 ounces of wine, 1½ ounces of liquor or 12 ounces of beer.

EatingWell Taste Test: Hard Cider

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/30/2010 - 13:07

The History of Hard Cider

When British colonists thought to bring along apple seeds when they sailed across the ocean it wasn’t to grow eating apples in their new home but to plant orchards to produce their beloved beverage—hard cider. Indeed, cider was such an integral part of British culture that a farm worker’s wages were paid in part with pints of cider until the practice was outlawed in 1887.

How Green Is Your Wine?

Submitted by admin on Wed, 08/19/2009 - 11:35

6 Organic Wines to Try.


Once a funky duckling, “organic” is suddenly the prize golden goose of food and beverage marketing, so it comes as no surprise to find environment-conscious labels in every aisle of the supermarket. In the wine section, the new designations range from “sustainably farmed,” “biodynamic” and “responsibly grown” to “environmentally friendly.” What’s a “green” enophile to do?