Archive for the ‘Health and Wine’ Category

Aug 13, 2018

I’ll Have the Riesling With My Colonoscopy, Please

Tom: Hi, this is Tom Wark. I was calling about my colonoscopy scheduled for Wednesday. Nurse: Yes, we have you for 10:30. Did you get the prep from the pharmacy? Tom: Yes, that’s all taken care of but I had a question. It says a liquid diet the 24 hours in advance. Nurse: Yes. Tom: Does that include white wine…Riesling in particular?  Nurse: As a matter of fact it does. In fact, you can have red wine too. Tom: Really?!!??…

Feb 21, 2018

Can Wine Drinkers Rely on Science?

I haven’t investigated the question, but I have to wonder if faith in the ability of science to provide reliable depictions of nature and its workings has fallen among Americans. I’m motivated to investigate this question upon waking up today to read these two stories: Study: Drinking Alcohol More Important Than Exercise to Living Past Ninety. “Analyzing more than 1,600 nonagenarians, the study results showed that people who drank two glasses of beer or wine a day improved their odds…

Jan 21, 2015

Unreported Responses to New Anti-Alcohol Study

There is a brand new study published in JAMA Pediatrics journal being discussed in the media. The study concerns the impact of alcohol advertising on children and young adults. According to Time Magazine’s reporting on the study, researchers have shown that “Alcohol advertising that reaches children and young adults helps lead them to drink for the first time—or, if they’re experienced underage drinkers, to drink more.” The author of the study, James D. Sargent, MD, concludes that his study is…

Oct 29, 2014

A Great Story About a Great Wine Man

I used to joke with a former colleague at a wine PR firm that the first one of us to get their visage depicted in a line drawing in the Wall Street Journal wins—triggering an automatic dinner at the restaurant of our choice. However, after reading this absolutely wonderful and inspiring story about Peter Mondavi, Sr. celebrating 100 years of age, I think it’s pretty clear that the person who has this kind of article written about them wins the…

Aug 7, 2014

I Want Happiness, So Give Me My Damned Wine!

Despite news over the years concerning the positive health effects of drinking wine and the positive association wine drinking has with other healthful pursuits, the rage against alcohol from many quarters is constant. Entire organizations, associations and government agencies are founded for the purpose of reminding us how bad alcohol is and to getting us to drink none or less. Recent reports have cast a shadow on the long-held belief that moderate consumption is good for you and in fact…