As wine connoisseurship evolves, I look toward developing ways to express the aspects of wine I love the most. I recognize that wine is a product of nature and science; my goal is as natural as can be: to help make the connection between joy of taste and the bountiful pleasures of life.”

Sunday, February 15, 2009

the test

While the list below is lengthily, peculiar and bordering on morbid, it represents some activities and occurrences that we once thought to have had direct relationship with tidal forces/ lunar phases. After years of observation and such,….we now know that there is no correlation. I do however find myself pondering the relationship between lunar and other celestial forces and the sensory evaluation of wine. So,…here is the test. Go buy two bottles of your favorite wine, and taste one on the next new moon and the other on the next full. Holla!

-the homicide rate
-behavioral outbursts of psychologically challenged rural adults
-traffic accidents
-crisis calls to police or fire stations
-domestic violence
-births of babies
-major disasters
-casino payout rates
-aggression by professional hockey players
-violence in prisons
-psychiatric admissions [one study found admissions were lowest during a full moon]
-agitated behavior by nursing home residents
-gunshot wounds
-emergency room admissions [but see]
-sleep walking

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