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02.17.2006

Oh Thank Heavens. The Media Got It Wrong.

Remember a few weeks ago when the sky was falling? Well it turns out that it was just a piece of roofing tile all along. Thanks to Michael Steinberger, all those panicking art gallery owners can safely return to serving cheese cubes with their wine at parties again. It turns out that the now infamous study at U.C. Davis that determined that wine and cheese were incompatible actually found nothing of the sort. It was just a big misunderstanding between scientists and the media, which we all know happens all the time. What the scientists actually said was that mixing wine with cheese diminishes the intensities of some flavors in wine. That's all. What the media heard on the other end of the telephone was "Wine and cheese don't go well together."

I don't know about you, but I'm seriously relieved, and I'm sure the rest of the world that depends on scientists to tell them what tastes good and what doesn't are as well.

Ladies and gentlemen, please return to your cheeses, there is no danger to your wine whatsoever. The situation is under control.

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