Buzz Kill

A drug aimed at alcoholism is one step closer to hitting your corner pharmacy. Nalmefene apparently obliterates the pleasure of drinking booze by targeting -and blocking- specific receptors in the brain .  In a six-month study that included  604 patients in multiple...

Chateau Reynella 2004 Cellar No. One Shiraz Reserve

Chateau Reynella produces one of our favorite Australian Tawnies, and now, with this deep, dramatic Shiraz, they’ve won us over with their dry juice, too. Some producers, it seems, just have the magic touch no matter what they...

I Heart Charbono: Summers 2005 Charbono, Napa Valley (CA)

Yes, the mercury has risen, the muggies are threatening, and the food most of us crave has likely become lighter. So why extol the virtues of a wine of only moderate acidity, low tannin, and pronounced, round fruit? Because it’s good. Really good. And...