Archive for the ‘Health and Wine’ Category

Dec 12, 2007

The Wine Czar Has Arrived

Inspired by Paul Gregutt’s excellent story on the meaning of wine terms, I began fantasizing about being named the American Wine Czar and being given complete control over wine regulations in the United States. I’ve fantasized about this before but given the wonderful fantasy it is, the topic deserves an update. My first set of acts as the American Wine Czar are: THE OLD VINE" REGULATIONAny wine produced in the United States that carries the term "Old Vine" or "Ancient…

Nov 13, 2007

Help Out With a Great Wine Story: Kids & Wine

We’ve had this discussion before. Do you parents let your small children, say 4, 5, 6, 7-years old taste wine? Is it a proper, even healthy, thing to do? If you do, is there a fear in the back of your mind that the agents of the state will break down your door and make an example of you? Someone else is wondering about this question. In fact, she’s writing a story for the Associated Press about parents that introduce…

Nov 8, 2007

Beezelbub Comes To Utah?

You have to admit, it has to be one of the funniest and weirdest anti-alcohol laws in the country: No Alcohol will be served or available for purchase on election day or when the polls are open. Yet leave it Utah. But wait the spawn of the Devil is on his way to rectify the situation and bring Satan back in control of Utah. State Senator Scott McCoy thinks this law should be repealed: "This whole notion of not being…

Oct 12, 2007

Where Healthcare Meets Wine Shipping

I admit to being entirely curfuddled (sp?) by what we’ve come to call the "healthcare crisis" here in America. Basically, all I know is that I’m probably going to die because I don’t have healthcare coverage that will pay to have my head removed from my ass or pay to have the correct procedure administered when I need to be treated for Emuthropopolititus – aliabosisalia…or something like that. But, folks are working on the problem. Those folks are usually presidential…

Oct 2, 2007

Babies Like Wine Too

Doesn’t it seem like their is an attitude of zero tolerance for the idea of placing minors even in the very proximity of alcohol? Many schools will send a child home or make them wear a school sweatshirt if they come to class with wearing winery schwag. We are constantly told that if any amount of alcohol hits the lips of a person under 21 they will die a terrible death and take others with them. Hell, the very idea…