Will, I believe when the Author used the phrase "oftentimes in the form of an alcoholic drink" she isn't suggesting that the drink is necessary for relaxation. I believe she is just stating the simple fact that many people choose to incorporate alcohol into their special occasions.
Concerning wine vs. beer I think serving size comes into play, as well. The serving size of a glass of wine is less than half that of beer. If one glass of wine is satisfactory for your meal then all's well and good. However, if you need two or three when one beer would have done the trick now your calorie count is as much as if not more than the beer, depending on the type of beer.
Of course, I tend to get the Big Daddy's when I go out to my favorite wing house every couple of weeks, but I just exercise a little more and that takes care of everything. Right? ;-)
- 3/17/2008 12:53:42 PM