I was sitting in a cafe the other day drinking tea and watching a woman sip a glass of wine. I wasn’t fully boring-holes-into-her-head watching her, of course, but working on my computer and dividing my attention among a project, two e-mail inboxes, iTunes, cute dogs trotting past, and this woman holding a glass of white wine and talking to her friend. I must have glanced over a dozen times to see the glass still held aloft and half-full, as if she had forgotten it was in her hand. My god, had she forgotten? What was wrong with this woman? Could the conversation be that interesting?
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"Look at cultures like Germany where a lager in the right circumstances is part of the culture, or Italy where the grappa is used as a morning pick-me-up. Cultures around the world consume alcohol in the right way, and that includes breakfast." A cherry-flavored wheat lager from New Zealand's Moa brewery is being marketed as a "breakfast beer" and thus causing a stir akin to Taco Bell's "fourthmeal." Some pros and cons:
Con: "It's a completely irresponsible stunt from a health and addiction perspective, because it is normalizing pathological behavior." —The director of New Zealand's National Addiction Centre.
Pro: "Some breakfast beers are taste enhancers … it [...]