I know, right off the top, that any kind of drinking while on pain medications is not a good idea and could be fatal.
I do know there are others out here that are not on pain medications.
So, in a way, this is directed toward them.
But I also know that that those on pain medications will take a drink from time to time. I am one of those. I have discussed this with my doctor many times. Limits is what it is all about. And timing. When you had the pain medication, when you had the drink.
But this thread is not going to be about the pros/cons of drinking,
Instead its about the finer points of each of the beverages I mentioned.
I spent almost 30+ years learning/teaching/drinking wines. I've learned from the masters, I've been to France to understand the importance of all the ingredients, and I keep on reading and reading.
Beers have exploded... The Craft beer industry has one of the largest growing numbers of any alcohol beverage. Each month a new craft beer is announced and released. Each one trying to come out with something newer, bolder than before.
Spirits. Times have changed 20 years ago , it was the Manhattans, Martinis, Rusty Nails, etc that were the rage. Today, some of those still exist, but flavors have exploded this market. The number of flavored vodkas and drinks are amazing. But more than any of the spirits, the Bourbon industry has exploded as much as the Beer industry. There are so many small batch bourbons today, that 5 years ago they were un heard of.
Small Lesson: Kentucky - You can call it bourbon... Tennessee - Dont even try to say bourbon, its Tennessee Whiskey
So, use this thread in any way you want.
Ask about what wine goes with what meal and you will probably get an earful from me.. Ask about beers and the same from me,
I am a natural computer geek/nerd, ,I've become a spinal patient, not by choice, but when it comes to wine, I am a natural. And part of my objective when I work part time at a Wine/Beer/Spirits shop is to take down anything that sounds like a wine snob. Those people have been the ones that make purchasing wines a problem.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences