General Alcohol Facts

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General Alcohol Facts

Learn all the key facts about beer, wine, liquors, spirits, and whiskey, so you don't look like a newbie the next time you're in a fancy restaurant. Using the latest in cognitive science techniques, we will introduce you to the essentials of alcoholic beverages at your very own pace.

Description


Learn all the key facts about beer, wine, liquors, spirits, and whiskey, so you don't look like a newbie the next time you're in a fancy restaurant. Using the latest in cognitive science techniques, we will introduce you to the essentials of alcoholic beverages at your very own pace.

This subject's content was developed by bartending school instructors and students who asked one simple question: "What are the most important facts that anyone should know about the items behind the bar?" Over the course of more than a year, we scoured the world's best textbooks, interviewed dozens of bartenders, and surveyed hundreds of bar patrons to see what common themes kept emerging in every setting. Then we broke all the concepts down into hundreds of building blocks that are easiest for the brain to absorb.

You'll learn things like "What is the difference between an Ale and a Lager?", "What are some smart questions to ask when ordering a white wine?", and "What is whiskey distilled from?" After mastering all the cards in this subject, you'll have strong foundations for learning about many other types of adult beverages going forward. Over 10,000 learners can't be wrong!

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Subject Overview

General Alcohol Facts:

  • Includes dynamic flashcards that cover the most important general alcohol facts
  • Was developed by the learning experts and scientists at Brainscape together with bartending instructors and students
  • Immediately diagnoses your weak areas and repeats those more often as you study, while avoiding over-studying your strong areas
  • Tracks your overall success as you study

General Alcohol Facts contains over 250 flashcards across 5 decks organized as follows:

  • Hard Liquor and Spirit Basics
  • Wine Basics and Identification
  • Beer Basics
  • Whiskey Basics
  • Liqueur Basics

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5

Decks

256

Cards

79,224 current learners

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Lessons in this Class


# Deck Name Num. of Cards
1

Hard Liquor And Spirit Basics

An introduction to identifying, smelling, tasting, and critiquing hard liquors, plus the cultural and geographic origins of the main categories of spirits.

42
2

Wine Basics And Identification

Learn the basic characteristics of reds, whites, and rosés and how to properly describe a Merlot, a Chardonnay, a Zinfandel, or any other common variety of wine.

48
3

Beer Basics

Impress your friends with your knowledge of all kinds of beer, from ales to stouts. Quickly get a handle on the types and characteristics of the world’s favorite beverage.

41
4

Whiskey Basics

Do you know your way around a whiskey shelf? Start enjoying one of the finer pleasures of the Western liquor tradition and embark on the discovery of a lifetime.

76
5

Liqueur Basics

Study the basic characteristics of the most common and popular types of liqueur and learn how to identify and describe their flavors.

49