There are many Taking a break from alcohol this month is a cultural moment known as Dry January. Outside of New Year’s resolution trends, however, de-alcoholic drinks are enjoying a roar. Beverage brands and fancy bartenders are creating sophisticated virgin cocktails and beers that appeal to the tastes of quiet people, temporary teatlers and non-alcoholics in general. But how do they actually make these drinks? And how well do they capture our cultural expectations about what “drink” should be?
At the Gadget Lab this week, Adam Rogers, Wired’s senior correspondent, joins us to talk about alcohol and the science of not drinking.
Read Adam’s book Evidence: Alcohol science.
Adam Bitter Recommendations, Induced Your Hobby, And Subscribing to WIRED. Lauren recommends Letiz’s Eins Zwei Zero Sparkling Riesling Non-alcoholic white wine. Mike recommends free (and non-profit) streaming services Radio is a foreign country.
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