Category Archives: Reviews

Liquor & spirit reviews, cocktail & drink recipe reviews, bar reviews

Image Quote - My doctor says I need glasses. My vision isn't improving, but I love the advice! Cheri Loughlin graphic design

Fun Wine Facts

Image Quote - My doctor says I need glasses. My vision isn't improving, but I love the advice! Cheri Loughlin graphic design
Is this what they call Wine Vision?

Fun Wine Facts

  • One survey concludes that women who consume 2 glasses of wine a day with regularity enjoy increased pleasure in sexual activity; more than their female counterparts who do not imbibe. Just another friendly reminder that drinking does a body good!
  • A “cork-tease” is someone who talks about a wine they will open but never do. Does that mean a “cocktail-tease” is someone who talks about cocktails they will make or create and never do?

Handsome Devil wine cork - Even wines are gender bias… delicate wines are referred to as feminine while heartier, more robust wines are referred to as masculine.

  • Even wines play gender favorites… delicate wines are referred to as feminine while heartier, more robust wines are referred to as masculine. I’ll have a big, full…um…glass of red wine please.
  • A standard 750ml bottle of wine contains 4-1/2 glasses of wine. 750ml = approximately 25.36 ounces. That works out to serving sizes of a little over 5-1/2 ounce each. So be careful with the next tidbit of information you see regarding calories per serving regarding wine.
  • A 4-ounce glass of wine is fat free, cholesterol free and contains approximately 80 to 100 calories. This 4-ounce to 100 calorie information is all over the internet. If you pour 4-ounce servings, you get 6-1/3 glasses of wine per standard 750ml bottle of wine. Calorie conscious drinker be aware. Those 5-1/2 ounce standard servings I talked previously are approximately 138 calories.
  • Didn’t finish all 4-1/2 glasses of wine in that bottle? That’s ok. Re-cork and refrigerate the wine. It will keep for two to four days. I know, I know. Leftover wine??
  • Most wines are produced as ready-to-drink without potential for improving with age. Only a few in comparison last more than a decade. And you thought Margaritas, Mudslides and fru-fru cocktails were the only bottled RTD’s in the liquor department. Wine is the ultimate in RTD’s.
  • Store corked wine bottles on their side to prevent the cork from drying out. Bottles with artificial corks or screw tops can be stored vertically.

Wine a little, you'll feel better - Wine Fun Facts for Wine Wednesday

  • Chill champagne or white wine faster by placing ice and kosher salt in a champagne bucket along with the bottle. This is the same process used when making and freezing ice cream. And let’s face it; champagne and ice cream are relationship food and beverage milestones. When you’re making it, it’s all champagne and bubbles. When it’s breaking apart, there’s nothing like ice cream to kick the blues.
  • It is estimated that there are 44 million bubbles in a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine. Can you imagine testing that theory just to be certain? …352, 353, 354, 359,…oh, shoot. I lost count. Guess I have to start over with a fresh bottle! The tragedy.

Sources: IntersestingThings.info, Santa Maria Valley California, Random Facts, The Carlton, Wine Institute

Subscribe to the monthly Newsletter

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist

How many calories are in your wine glass... This infographic gives white wine calorie information per ounce on many of the wines you're drinking right now.

Wine Calories per Ounce Serving

How many calories are in your wine glass... This infographic gives white wine calorie information per ounce on many of the wines you're drinking right now.

How many calories are in a glass of wine? How many ounces are in a typical serving? The answers depend upon the wine, which person or agency you ask and who is doing the pouring.

Some authorities suggest a wine serving size is 4 ounces. Others say 5 ounces. The standard size bottle of wine is 750ml or approximately 25.36 ounces. If we approximate 4 servings in a bottle, a serving size is a little over 5-1/2 ounces. If the standard serving size is 4 ounces then there are 6-1/3 servings of wine per standard 750ml bottle. So approximating the number of calories in a serving of wine can never truly be standard.

It makes more sense to know how many calories per ounce in wine rather than in an entire glass of wine. If you know how many ounces of wine you pour into your typical glass any given evening, the handy infographic wine calorie charts below will help you calculate how many calories are in your glass of wine.

White Wine Calories

How many calories are there in white wine... This infographic gives white wine calorie information per ounce on many of the wines you're drinking right now.

White wines typically contain about 22 to 25 calories per ounce. Exceptions to the rule are late harvest white wines which contain anywhere from 33 to 45 calories per ounce.

Red Wine Calories

How many calories are there in red wine... This infographic gives white wine calorie information per ounce on many of the wines you're drinking right now.

Red wines typically contain about 22 to 26 calories per ounce. Exceptions to the rule are dessert wines and sweet vermouths which contain about 47 calories per ounce.

These calories per ounce are averages since exact numbers will vary slightly by brand. These numbers were sourced from the United States Department of Agriculture. Their fact sheets list wine serving sizes in 5-ounce increments.

Subscribe to the monthly Newsletter

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist

Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction (The Intoxicologist LLC, 2014) $16.95 paperback, 192 pages, $8.95 Kindle, will be available at http://intoxicologist.net/books or email str8upcocktails@gmail.com. ISBN: 978-0-9905680-1-8 Also available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1uqvzCO

Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction

You’ve all known I love to shake things up as The Intoxicologist. This time I’m shaking things up from bar to bedroom by pairing cocktails with sexy stories and vignette photography.

Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction

Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction Erotic short stories and artisanal Cocktail recipes bookcover. Author Cheri Loughlin
Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction
October 2014

Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction invites adventurous lovers to share steamy sexual fantasies and thirst quenching drinks. Sensual encounters are the indulgent quickies many fantasize about. Erotic adventures stimulate desire, allowing passion to smolder throughout the busy day.

Let’s face it, we’re all busy whether it is with frustrating commutes, demanding work days, tedious to-do lists or running after toddlers. At the end of the day we’re tired. Romance let alone jaw dropping, peel the paint off the wall sex rarely makes the top of the to-do list. Opening a bottle of wine or popping the top off a beer and plopping into a recliner are more likely to happen.

Stir your desire.

Share the stories. Quench your thirst.

Cocktails with a Tryst shoes and lingerie vignette photo Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction (The Intoxicologist LLC, 2014) $16.95 paperback, 192 pages, $8.95 Kindle, will be available at http://intoxicologist.net/books or email str8upcocktails@gmail.com. ISBN: 978-0-9905680-1-8 Also available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1uqvzCO
Cocktails with a Tryst Shoes and Lingerie Vignette

Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction is a multi-genre erotic stories and cocktails book. It mixes the best of my creative talents; cocktail knowledge, photography, and creative writing. The book invites readers to stir their desire and quench their thirst while reading alone or while sharing with someone special.

We’ve all heard the saying, sharing is caring. This time sharing is gratifying. You can read one indulgent short story in Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction in the time it takes to catch up on social media. Would you rather “like” all the adorable babies, prom photos and cute puppies, or allow desire to simmer all day and share it with a lover for an evening of passion? I vote for the desire thing, wrapped up with a silk bow and blindfold.

Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction (The Intoxicologist LLC, 2014) $16.95 paperback, 192 pages, $8.95 Kindle, will be available at http://intoxicologist.net/books or email str8upcocktails@gmail.com. ISBN: 978-0-9905680-1-8 Also available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1uqvzCO - Silk Sheet recipe - Vanilla Vodka, Coffee Liqueur, Creme de Cacao, Espresso
Cocktails with a Tryst Silk Sheet

After things heat up, Cocktails with a Tryst is the only book you need to cool down and quench your thirst. The book pairs 25 original cocktail recipes with the 12 erotic stories. Two standard syrup recipes are included. All the recipes use easy to find ingredients and have simple step-by-step instructions. The recipes include full color photos of every drink with brief description of the drink’s flavor profile. Each short story includes a mood setting black-and-white vignette photo.

The objective of Cocktails with a Tryst: Spark your desire early, frequently and carry it with you all day. And then share it!

Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction (The Intoxicologist LLC, 2014) $16.95 paperback, 192 pages, $8.95 Kindle, will be available at http://intoxicologist.net/books or email str8upcocktails@gmail.com. ISBN: 978-0-9905680-1-8 Also available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1uqvzCO
Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction (The Intoxicologist LLC, 2014) $16.95 paperback, 192 pages, $8.95 Kindle, will be available at http://intoxicologist.net/books or email str8upcocktails@gmail.com. ISBN: 978-0-9905680-1-8 Also available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1uqvzCO

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com