I don't know if I can handle it, but I'm really sensitive to the taste of alcohol. Very "mild" drinks like cider taste really strongly alcoholic to me. Dunno if it's genetic, but it means I've never gotten drunk - I can't stand more than a few sips, and don't really see the point of those. DH will taste a wine and say "Try it, you'll like it, it's really sweet and smooth", and I'll take a sip and taste mouth-stripping bath-cleaner acrid fiery death. It's odd.