A new study from the University of Pittsburgh finds that people who live in frigid places tend to imbibe more than people in warmer places.
They found that as sunlight decreases, and temperatures plummet, booze consumption increases. The lack of heat and daylight lead to depression and more drinking, the study said.
Another thing the study suggested was that people drink more when it’s cold because alcohol increases the blood flow to skin, so it feels warmer.
Sounds like as good as an excuse as any. No wonder hot toddies and Irish coffees are popular this time of year. Bottoms up!