Raise a Glass in Memory of Gene Ford


I just learned that Gene Ford, an indefatigable opponent of neoprohibitionism, died last week at the age of 77. As a wine writer, book author, and magazine publisher, Ford steadfastly resisted black-and-white thinking about alcohol, promoted an ethic of true temperance, and spread the word about the health benefits of moderate drinking well before they were widely recognized.

[Link by way of The Wine Commonsewer.]