Those who have had the pleasure and the privilege of sharing a bottle of wine with friends, would agree with Spanish Nobel Laureate Camilo José Cela when he solemnly declared that “wine is friendship, conversation and civilization”. Nothing compares to an evening with good friends chatting over a bottle of wine and some victuals, until you overdo it and suffer the hangover the following day. The thousand-year-old tradition of drinking has yielded a thousand different myths about the subject, hardly any of them right. Whether you like a pint of beer, a glass of red or a stiff drink, it’s best to know your stuff. Always aiming to educate the public, here are some myths about alcohol you need to know.