We all know that medical guidelines are often nanny-state propaganda on stilts -- and when it comes to alcohol, indeed they are: one 5-ounce glass a day of wine is considered enough and more than enough for women (regardless of their age, weight, time of life, fitness, or alcohol tolerance), and two is the same for men (ditto). Many so-called guidelines don't even allow this on a daily basis: we are exhorted to be teetotal for a certain number of days per week! In any case, this is one of the stupidest proscriptions I've ever heard of. Real life contradicts this recommendation, left and right. But hey, why let reality get in the way of spoiling people's enjoyment of life?