Updated on March 24th, 2021 at 03:42 pm

People have certain drinks of choice and even more specific ways of drinking them.  Some people enjoy a bottle of beer, a glass of wine, a double tall, on the rocks, etc.  Each type of alcohol contains a different percentage or “proof” of alcohol.  Some people prefer his/her alcohol fermented, some like it distilled, and others find alternative sources of alcohol.

Wisconsinites Drink Fermented Alcohol

Most wines and beers/ales are fermented.  Some people try to brew his/her own beer or fermented his/her own wine.  Whether homemade or store bought, fermentation has had outcomes of different alcohol percentages ranging from 2.9% to 15.6%.  Wine usually has to reach an alcohol percentage of at least 10% in order to maintain freshness. Most beers/ales are served as 12-ounces, while wines are served as 4-ounces.  Most wines have a higher alcohol proof than beers/ales, needing less for a person to receive the same level of intoxication.  However, people who drink at home do not measure the ounces of alcohol in their glass.

Drinking Distilled Alcohol in Wisconsin

Distilled alcohol is commonly called the “hard stuff,” and is usually served as 1-ounce.  There are many different types of distilled alcohol, such as whiskey, gin, vodka, rum, tequila, brandy and other liqueurs.  Each type is derived from a different plant or food.  Most are derived from wheat, rye, or grain.  Some have flavors that are added for flavor, while others pick up their flavor from the barrels through the distillation process.  Distilled alcohol ranges from 20%-100% (40-200 proof).

Alternative Sources in Wisconsin

Although many people do not drink from these sources, it is also not uncommon that many household products contain alcohol.  Rubbing alcohol and Bactine have alcohol for purposes of cleaning wounds.  More commonly, medications such as liquid Nyquil, Benadryl and Triaminic contain alcohol for healing and soothing purposes.  And last, mouthwash contains alcohol.  If any of these non-beverage remedies are ingested, a person’s Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) can be skewed, depending on the amount ingested and the length of time passed since ingestion.

Hiring a Wisconsin DUI Defense Attorney

Just because a person only has “one glass” does not mean that he/she is not at risk for a Wisconsin DUI.  Depending on the type of alcohol and the amount (also gender and weight, among Other Variables), a person is at risk of a Wisconsin DUI.  If you find yourself in this unfortunate position, contact Attorney Nathan J. Dineen of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. at 1-800-805-1976 or complete a Free Case Review.  Attorney Dineen has proven himself as an accomplished DUI attorney and criminal defense lawyer with the knowledge and talent necessary to succeed at trial, but also the finesse and skill needed to negotiate a successful resolution on behalf of his clients.