Month: June 2018

This past Father’s Day, I wanted to get my dad something that I knew he would really like.  He has always been a huge fan of stylish men’s watches, and so I wanted to find one that he would be willing to wear regularly.  I also knew that, while he does love stylish and luxury watches, he also goes hiking and swimming a lot, so I wanted something that would actually last him a long time even if he wore it while he was out hiking, fishing, or swimming.  This led me to a search on the internet in order to find the perfect watch for him.  While there are many stylish watches out there that I knew he would like, I wanted something that would be water resistant and could also take a bit of a beating without having any sorts of issues.

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I ended up on a website that specializes in great watches, and many of them were built for the types of activities that my dad does on a regular basis.  From that point forward, it was simply about finding something that I could afford and my dad would like.  If I could find the perfect watch for him, I knew that he would be able to wear it pretty much at all times, and that was exactly what I was looking for.  I wanted him to be able to tell the time while he was out and about doing his outdoorsy stuff.

After searching through a number of watches on that site, I found one that I believed would be absolutely perfect for him.  Not only did it have the look of a luxury watch, but it was also completely waterproof and it looked like it was built sturdy enough to handle just about any damage that might happen to hit it.  I decided to go ahead and order this watch so that I could give it to him for his Father’s Day gift.  I placed the order, and the watch got to me just in time.

He loved the watch, and it is now something that he is wearing every day.  I am glad that I found a great gift for my dad.

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People do not usually think of alcoholic beverages as containing gluten. It seems like distilled liquor would not contain such a thing. This is true for some liquor and not for others. The only way to know is to learn a bit about the different types of beverages and whether they contain gluten or not. There is one obvious culprit and that is beer. It is made from wheat and barley, both of which contain gluten and can cause problems with anyone who is gluten intolerant.

The basic way to understand how gluten ends up in alcohol is to look at it in a simple manner. Think about how sugar dissolves in water. Gluten is very much the same and will dissolve in water but it will dissolve even better in alcohol. With this in mind, it is easy to see how it could be found in liquor as well as basic fermented beverages like beer. With wines, you can always rest assured that it will be free from gluten because it is only made from fruits not grains.

Anything at all made from wheat, barley, rye, or spelt is going to have gluten. This is even true if it has been all watered down into an alcoholic beverage of any kind. Some examples would include whiskey and bourbon in addition to various other types of beers, ciders, and artificially flavored beverages.

Presently, most of the drinks and foods that are gluten-free are labeled as such. At first, you will see a “GF” on the label and then it should read, “gluten free”. This does not mean that all packaged foods that are free of gluten are indeed carrying this label. It is not a requirement at this time. You can just trust that all beers and brown liquors do contain gluten from any of the sources mentioned.

Some people think that there is no gluten free alcohol out there. This assumption is wrong. Usually, clear liquors such as vodka, gin, vermouth, tequila, and others are totally free of the invasive protein known as gluten. If you still do not understand, look up a list of all the alcohol beverages that don’t have anything in them that would result in a gluten content.

As far as the beer is concerned, just stay away from it unless it is actually labeled as a gluten-free beer. It needs to be “certified” or it may not be free of gluten.

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