Archive for the ‘Health and Wine’ Category

Apr 16, 2012

Of Course Napa Stag’s Leap Cab Pairs Best with Pot!

I experienced "pot wine" some years ago and as Crane Carter, Napa's pot evangelist tells the Daily Beast, it does produce "an interesting little buzz.” However, as trends go and as stories about trends go, the recent story about pot-laced wine growing in popularity comes without a sniff or whiff of confirmation. Who knows if more folks are making pot wine, let alone drinking it. The author of this story and its sources don't know, despite the headline claim. This…

Mar 6, 2012

The Science of Drink-No-More

While the faith in science and technology to make our lives better is a constant, it doesn't always play out that way. However, sometimes science comes through. Consider this story: DRUG DEVELOPED TO MAKE PEOPLE DRINK LESS As reported by the Daily Telegraph, this new drug, developed by Lundbeck and currently going through clinical trials, curbs the desire to drink by making it less pleasurable. According to a study conducted the results of using this drug were: "Over six months…

Feb 15, 2012

End the Government Attack on Faith and Alcohol

It's clearly an attack on faith and conscience!! It has come to my attention that as part of implementing the mandates of the new federal health care law, I am required to provide health insurance to Wark Communications employees that cover, among other things, treatment of alcohol abuse. And yet, my conscience tells me that alcohol consumption is a good thing. My personal faith informs me that the consumption of alcohol on a daily basis is commanded as a means…

Feb 1, 2012

Wine Is Good For Sex…Now They Tell Me!!

In 1991 "60 Minutes" reported on the "French Paradox", a study that showed that the French, who eat a diet higher in saturated fats, nonetheless had fewer instances of coronary heart disease. The high intake of wine was identified as a significant reason for this. The result: A huge increase in the consumption of red wine among Americans. It was a groundbreaking event akin to the Paris Tasting that put American wines on the map in the 1970s. Today, we…

Jan 13, 2012

Thank You, Science…Now Let’s Drink.

Stop The Presses!!!  Pull Back The Wagons!! Scientists report that drinking alcohol produces feelings of pleasure! Actually, the headline in the Sidney Morning Herald reporting on newly released findings of a study was: "Science Proves Alcohol is Fun". This headline isn't exactly accurate is it. A more accurate headline would be "Science Discovers Why Alcohol is fun". We all already knew that alcohol was "fun" and produced feelings of pleasure. But now we learn that upon drinking alcohol endorphins are…