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Light Drinking During Pregnancy: What Recent Studies Do — and Do Not — Tell Us

The media has, in general, done a poor job of reporting on studies regarding alcohol intake during pregnancy. When the media over-interprets some studies it sends an unwarranted message that "drinking during pregnancy might be beneficial." When the media over-interprets other studies it sends an unwarranted bit of hyperbole - some might say fear-mongering - that can lead pregnant women to consider abortion. More research can only help our understanding. No amount of research is likely to ever discover a "safe threshold", and therefore women looking for a green light to drink during pregnancy will not - and should not - receive one from the medical community.
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2011 Redux: The Very Best Wine iApps

Editors' note: To close 2011, Palate Press: The online wine magazine will be featuring some of our top stories from the past year. Our second piece comes from Paul Mabray, Chief Strategy Officer of VinTank: Digital Think Tank for the Wine Industry, highlighting the most promising mobile wine apps by category.
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Palate Press Wines of the Year

For the rest of 2011 we will be running two polls for our Readers' Choice Palate Press Wines of the Year, to join the Palate Press Wine of the Year selected by more than 100 wine lovers and wine professionals i...
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The Sensual Side of Pinot Noir: Redux

Potent and provocative, the scent of fermenting grapes saturated the air. Every step forward through the must of warm, soft, Pinot Noir grape clusters felt like trying to move quickly through a swimming pool with leg weights on. The cap was heavy and hard to stir. Yet we persevered, mixing the juice and cap to extract maximum color, flavor and tannin.
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Palate Press Hosts Pol Roger Tasting

Join bubble lovers, wine writers, fine wine shops and restaurants across the country as Palate Press: the online wine magazine, and its entire Editorial Board taste the wines of Pol Roger online with Pol Roger...