Drinking Mediterranean-style and other wisdom from an alcohol studies pioneer

December 30, 2010

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In Spain, it is common to drink throughout the day.

Dwight Heath is a professor of anthropology at Brown University and author of the book “Drinking Occasions: Comparative Perspectives on Alcohol and Culture.” His discovery of the peculiar drinking habits of the Camba people in Bolivia launched his career in alcohol studies.

He chatted with Jerome about his decades of experience in the field. Dwight says Americans could learn a thing or two about healthy alocohol consumption from the Spaniards, many of whom begin the day with a drink.