Archive for the ‘Health and Wine’ Category

May 24, 2013

WINE IDEAS—What if, Imagine, If Only

• What if restaurants provided their customers with $0.10, one-ounce pours of wine immediately upon seating and changed up the wine every evening? • Imagine if there were an annual, televised, celebrated national wine competition. • If only the states put consumers first before satisfying the interests of the largest campaign competitors when it came to alcohol laws and regulations. • What if winery tasting rooms took photos of all their patrons in a “CHEERS!” pose and provided them with…

Apr 22, 2013

How Alcohol Extremists Think: A Model of Delusion

I’ve read a great deal from what some call the “prevention community” and what others call “neo-Prohibitionists”. And I regularly read the various cases for enhanced alcohol regulation as well as the various cases for not “deregulating.” However I don’t think I’ve ever read a clearer, more concise, or more unapologetic argument for the extreme in alcohol regulation, than that crafted and published recently by The Sutherland Institute, a Utah-based conservative think tank. Though the Sutherland Institute has no official…

Feb 20, 2013

Changing the Wine Drinking Calculation…One Pill at a Time

What would be the impact on wine lovers if the inebriation qualities of wine were eliminated, while the alcohol remained in the drink? Put another way, what if the amount of wine you drank no longer determine how drunk you got? This is the tantalizing and fascinating question that arises from a news report that a pill is being developed that, upon being taken, would instantly sober up a person who has been drinking. Due to the fact that wine…

Feb 11, 2013

Why Trusting Wine Reviews From Minors Isn’t Smart

I’m fully aware of the need of scientists and researchers to confirm what appears obvious to most people. We do it to give objective confirmation to our well honed intuition and to understand the degree to which observable phenomena are being observed correctly. Still, I always get a bit of feeling of “I Told You So” when I see a result of a study that teaches us what I already know. I’m talking about the claim that I and many…

Jan 8, 2013

Giving Booze To Babies…For or Against?

Filed under “Arrival of Common Sense”: “I have to ask you, if you are trusted to vote, trusted to carry a weapon in the service of your country, why can’t we trust you to buy a beer at the bar?” This is one of the perfectly valid and obvious arguments that is being made by Colorado State Senator Greg Brophy in the service of a bill he will introduce in Colorado that would allow parents of 18-20 year olds to…