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Four things I learned about wine this year

Another year nearly done.  Time for another “Things I Learned” blog post, right?  Unlike previous attempts, though, there’s a twist this year.  All of these topics have pushed me to do more digging, ask more questions.  Three of these four … Continue reading

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The Elixir of January

It’s January and none of you is buying wine.   This happens every year. Maybe it’s a health or diet resolution that’s keeping you away, or maybe it’s the credit card bills from the holidays. But with few exceptions (bless you, … Continue reading

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Eat, drink (wine) and be very merry

During the holiday season, we’re drinking more. At the same time, though, we’re eating more and exercising less. Everyone’s fervent wish is that the drinking will help compensate for the other two unfortunate trends. And for the past 20 years … Continue reading

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Reducing drinking by reducing smoking — a policy tool?

If people smoke less, do they drink less too? And if so, can public policies designed to reduce smoking also reduce alcohol consumption? In Tuesday’s Washington Post, reporter Christopher Ingraham discussed a Washington University School of Medicine study showing that … Continue reading

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Small plates, big service

If you’ve read this blog for a while you’ll know that I try to avoid restaurants that serve only so-called “small plates.” But Cy and I came across one last month that redeemed the small-plate concept. Even better, we ate … Continue reading

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