Striking numbers of expectant mothers—professional, educated, and informed—are deciding that there’s nothing wrong with the occasional drink of alcohol. New studies suggest that they may be right, but the medical establishment is hardly convinced. So are these moms-to-be valiantly pushing back against political correctness gone awry, or are they simply part of a new generation of entitled narcissists, unwilling to sacrifice even for the health of their babies?
The reign of the wine superstore is over. Small, attentive — and always busy — shops like Central Bottle in Cambridge and the soon-to-expand Urban Grape in Chestnut Hill (which will open an outpost in Boston by early fall) prove that we crave service as much as selection.