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The Origin of Drinking?

Some scientists believe humans evolved to enjoy alcohol
Jacob Gaffney
Issue: September 15, 2004

If your mouth waters every time you think of that 1990 Bordeaux you've been waiting to open, consider that your desire to drink could be the result of an evolutionary hangover. Humans may be hardwired with an instinctual attraction to alcohol, said Robert Dudley, a biomechanics professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 15, 2004.

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