I subscribe to Garden & Gun magazine, and while I love the writing, I found this article particularly entertaining. A few choice lines:
My argument today, proffered with the warbly certitude one derives from a second glass of bourbon, is that Southerners drink better than elsewhere Americans.
No, where Southerners differ—and where they excel—is in how they drink: zealously, ebulliently, loquaciously, impiously.
In a region dominated by Baptists, drinking carried, at best, the tinge of scandal, and the risk of eternal damnation, at worst.
To drink like a Southerner one must drink with relish, rather than drab connoisseurship; with a sense of semi-forbidden delight, as when breaking curfew for the first time; with garrulous abandon, unlike those pinched-faced drinkers one sees in, say, New England taverns…
Go read the whole things. It’s a delight.