Alcoholic Beverages

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Beer, wine and spirits are alcoholic beverages. What differences are there between these three? Let’s not look into the difference in taste or effect after consuming but look at the difference in transport English: A montage of different alcoholic beve...regulations, which means now we are not going to sit over a drink 😉

Some facts:

Beer: – Third most common drink after water and tea. For some it may be first 😉

Wine: – France, Italy and Portugal are the highest consumers and France Italy and Spain are the highest producers.

During transport of wine, beer or spirits the danger involved is not one getting drunk but the flammability factor. Since beer and wine is having very less content of alcohol (4% to 6% & 9% – 16% respectively) they are not considered as flammable liquids. Spirits (Whiskey, Rum, Vodka etc.)

beer bottle on lunch table

contain more than 20% of alcohol by volume. Volume of alcohol will be on the label (alcohol by volume).

According to IMDG Code, alcoholic beverages containing less than 24% alcohol is not considered as dangerous and which containing more than 24% but less than 70% is not considered as dangerous provided packed in packages containing 250 l or less. See entries UN 3065 and related sections for more information.

Flashpoint of Ethanol based water solutions :

"Flaming" cocktails contain a small amount of flammable high-proof alcohol which is ignited (and subsequently extinguished) prior to consumption.

10% — 49 °C
20% — 36 °C
30% — 29 °C
40% — 26 °C
50% — 24 °C
60% — 22 °C
70% — 21 °C
80% — 20 °C
90% — 17 °C
96% — 17 °C

Recent study in effects of alcohol found that fusel oil in whisky reduces the hangover !!!