Why We Drink, Take Two (or Three?)

A few weeks back, the "Proof" column in the New York Times contained a truly-worth-reading take on alcohol. I commented on it here. I mention it again, because Jacob Grier just posted a short, but cogent, comment about that "Proof" column, also worth reading because Jacob "does" alcohol for a living. He makes a point I tried to make here, although he's considerably more articulate than I was.