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Daily Column

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

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Sparkling Wine

Interview with flight attendant Peggy O'Brien-Gould by Dr. Timothy Smith

Feature Italy's Surprising Sparklers: A Guide to Italian Sparkling Wine by Sandy Mitchell

Sparkling Wine Review John Euclid reviews Spanish Cavas

Arts & Sciences Flying High: Is Alcohol More Potent at Altitude? by Dr. Timothy Smith

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

First Person

HelloGoodbye Ian E. Detlefsen says hello and George Mentis says goodbye.

Passion ForumDarlene Foster writes about LSU women's hoops

Under the Goldlight—True Tales of Drinking Champagne Felisha Foster revisits New Years 2003

Life Before Ten J. Blake Gordon tackles the nightmare

Art & Literature

The Marcia Reed Virtual Gallery Paintings by Lorraine Smith

Drinker's Poetry Fredrik Bergström and Robert Slattery

Fiction The Garden Keepers by David Sirois

Film in Review Anna Luciano opines on a current release; Suzie Sims-Fletcher evaluates a current DVD rental, and John Euclid digs deep in the closet to review a classic movie

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 in Chief, 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

J. Blake Gordon: Regular contributor

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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Spring 2005


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