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Study: Married Couples Who Drink Together, Stay Together

Cheers Up, Lauren Vinopal     Jul 22, 2016 As a happy couple, you and your spouse have likely fielded the awkward question: What’s your secret? Allow a new study from the University of Michigan to blow up your spot. The secret is that you both have a bit of a buzz on. The research published in The Journals of Gerontology looked at 4,864 married people over the age of 50 who had been with their spouses for an average of 33 years; the majority of whom were still on their first marriage. In other words: Plenty of reasons to drink. Couples were asked about how often they consumed alcohol and how much, as well as questions about how demanding, critical, reliable, and irritating their spouse was. Happiness had little...

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Desserts vs. Drinks - How to ...

Wine, beer and dessert, oh my. This appetizing trend is appearing in restaurants across all countries. Tying these beverages to desserts opens new, delicious doors for consumers that have never thought to drink with dessert before. There is an art behind pairing wine with delicious ingredients and we have the tips to get you started.  The rule of thumb that a dessert must be paired with a dessert wine to enhance the flavor no longer exists. A glass of red wine or a golden ale can do just the trick. Marlo Scott, restaurant owner of Sweet Revenge in New York, approaches drink and dessert pairings loosely, tasting the items to determine what combination will bring out the flavoring without overkill. “I don’t want...

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