Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Teach your kids about wine???

No wine tasting notes today, but I ran across an article about whether or not it is beneficial to introduce wine to kids (teenagers) in a responsible manner. One of the typical schools of thought are that if you teach them about wine in a manner that portrays wine as a compliment to the meal or a celebration of the meal by pairing it with a wine, you teach them to enjoy wine responsibly. There is another approach that says that introducing children to any alcohol before they are old enough teaches them that alcohol is ok and encourages binge drinking. Take a look at the article by Eric Asimov in the New York Times that discusses this here. Chime in and post a comment. Maybe later in the week, I'll give you my opinion.

"Who loves not wine, women and song, remains a fool his whole life long."
Martin Luther



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