The article examines US government policies to curb the most dangerous addictions: smoking, drinking, drugs, and overeating. Bans never work. It concludes by recommending that for all addicts should pay an increasing share of the health costs they incur.
The global wine market is is growing rapidly as Asian and soon African growing middle classes acquire a “taste” for wine. This article considers this along with a number of other changes in coming years.
US government restrictions on human choice need to be rethought. Our jails are full of drug users while there are not even background checks for gun purchases. I explore these and other inconsistencies in government regulations in my latest article.
The focus in the tasting was on Piedmont wines: Barolo, Barbaresco, et al. The results follow on what has become a very familiar pattern. For what that pattern is and what should be done next, read on.