Empirical Research: Wine and longevity

In January of this year, I wrote (“Does drinking wine truly increase longevity“) that I was doubtful that wine has a large impact on longevity.  As a dedicated social scientist, I have decided not to simply accept the findings of other experts, but instead to do some of my own empirical research.  Monday and Tuesday I will be in Santa Barbara with my girlfriend to sample a variety of this nation’s finest wines.  Healthcare Economist will return on Wednesday.