Silly rabbit, brix are for kids

My latest piece for Men’s Health seeks to explain Why Wine Has More Alcohol Than Ever. The reason is simple – people like it. But that’s just petting the monkey on one’s back. Why people like it has less to do with burgeoning alcoholism, say, than it does with naivete – at least according to a couple of the experts with whom I spoke. We also get a primer on how sugar, or the brix count of grapes, affects the percentage of alcohol that results from fermentation. It’s science! And it will get you drunk.

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