The latest alcohol news to help you make sense of the good, the bad, and everything in between.

By Sara Reistad-Long
Updated January 19, 2009
Can You Drink to Your Health?
Credit: Miha Matei (Illustrations: Andrew Rea)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (or so the song goes), and between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, there’s plenty of celebrating on the schedule. Bottles will be opened, toasts will be given, glasses will be clinked, and if history repeats itself, liquor sales will increase nearly 50 percent during the month of December alone. If you feel you’re holding up your end of that statistic, you might be wondering what last night’s Champagne cocktail has done for you lately (besides giving you a slight headache). Luckily, there’s a raft of new research to take the blur out of the picture. Click on the links below to learn which drinks your body benefits from imbibing and how to indulge without the drawbacks. Now, that’s something you can raise a glass to.