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Weekly Column

 Come join the editor Jennifer Barnick as she searches for the Champagne Life....

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Sparkling Wine

Feature Speaking with Fred Frank about his father Willy Frank

Sparkling Wine Review Real champagnes with real terroir by John Euclid

Arts & Sciences What's the deal with sulfites in wine and why the warning? byTimothy Smith, PhD

Industry News ...a brief survey of sparkling wine news

First Person

HelloGoodbye Cassandra H. Katsiaficas says hello and Wayne Scheer says goodbye

Passion ForumSuzie Sims-Fletcher shares the joy blue fake fur and PB&Js

Under the Goldlight—True Tales of Drinking ChampagneDave Brown sets out to see if lightning can strike twice

Life Before Ten The sneaky mean bully exposed by Rose Tolstoy

Art & Literature

The Marcia Reed Virtual Gallery The paintings of Marcia Reed

Drinker's Poetry Deborah M. Priestly and Robert Slattery Fiction "The Woman" by La Vonne Schoneman

Film in Review Anna Luciano reviews a current release; Fritz Voigt ponders a current DVD rental, and David Sirois gives us a great movie that won't be checked out

Other Goodies

Founder's Page Greeting from Dr. Timothy Smith

Letters to the Editor click for full list

Photo Gallery Click for Pics


Who We Are


Jennifer Barnick: Co-founder, Editor, and columnist

Dr. Timothy Smith: Co-founder, science writer and regular contributor

Felisha Foster: Sales and Marketing

Mark Kernaghan: Wine reviewer

Paul Donaldson: West Coast Correspondent

Dave Brown: Staff writer

Andreas Matern: Staff writer

David Sirois: Staff writer

Anna Luciano: Regular contributor

Elizabeth Olejynik: Regular contributor

Suzie Sims-Fletcher: Regular contributor



The Better Drink was formed in the Winter of 2004. Our first issue was released in Summer 2004.

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