Human beings and alcohol have enjoyed a long and complex relationship since the dawn of history, and like many a long-lasting marriage it has evolved into a union of love and hate. While alcohol relaxes us and makes us more confident in social situation, its misuse can take a heavy toll on our health and relationships and provoke deadly accidents. Yet humanity shows no signs of wanting a divorce from booze, and its consumption is on the rise across the globe. So why are we so enamoured with alcohol and how did we first make its acquaintance? Was it love at first smell?