For those who hold that leaving water out uncovered is an issue (Cf. The Gr"a), the same stringency applies to any water-based beverage - like tea, coffee, sugary drinks etc. However, the halacha applies equally to milk and wine (Cf. Kashrus, by R. Fuchs).
Question 1: The source for keeping this stringency is the Gr"a but I can't seem to find it.
Question 2: Does anyone know if the other Shaar Mashkin are equally forbidden (olive oil, honey, blood - not for eating, but for sprinkling on the mizbe'ach) and the source for this?
Question 3: It would seem that any liquid should be forbidden - since the main argument is that a snake may drink from it and cause the water to be poisonous. In such a case then, why should it matter whether it's only water, wine and milk? Perhaps it's simply practical - snakes don't drink olive oil, blood or eat honey?