When I was a younger cook, I use to use a bottle and many other things to unwind. Truly lived the "work hard-play hard" lifestyle. As I grew older though, I have found more productive ways of unwinding (my body also couldn't take the abuse anymore). Now, I do many things to unwind: from surfing the web, researching my family history to chatting here on cheftalk. If I get out earlier in the day I might go for a walk along the lakefront with my wife or get together with friends for a game night (meaning anything from bowling or mini golf to sitting around playing Trivial Pursuit or Cranium. Though a glass of wine or a beer or two still help me to unwind after a particularly hectic day.