The Days of Wine and Mouses: Full Transcript

...But if you just, by chance are born loving cheap food, then you can eat everything that you love. DUBNER: Now, how much do you like wine?   LEVITT: Wine I do...

Do More Expensive Wines Taste Better?: Full Transcript

...you just, by chance are born loving cheap food, then you can eat everything that you love. DUBNER: Now, how much do you like wine? LEVITT: Wine I do not like at...

Do More Expensive Wines Taste Better? Transcript

...love. DUBNER: Now, how much do you like wine? LEVITT: Wine I do not like at all. DUBNER: Good wine, we’re told, is the province of smart, superior people.  They...

How Valid Are T.V. Weather Forecasts?

...conducted over 220 days, from April 22 to November 21, 2007. The seven-day forecasts for both high temperature and P.O.P. (probability of precipitation) for each station’s 10 p.m. telecast and...

When are High Wine Prices Justified?

...In the wake of some of the latest chatter about The Wine Trials 2010 (this one from Joe Briand, wine buyer for New Orleans’s excellent Link Restaurant Group,...

Cheap Wine

...some of the world’s most brilliant thinkers: Nobel Prize-winning scientist Amartya Sen, philosopher Robert Nozick, etc. Dinner was always accompanied by expensive wine from the society’s wine cellar. Photo: Rhett...

The Days of Wine and Mouses: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

...We’ll be releasing all five hours over the next ten weeks. (Photo: Geoffrey Fairchild) This first episode is called “The Days of Wine and Mouses.” (Download/subscribe at iTunes, get the...

Do Taste and Smell Adjectives Signal Value, or Do They Create It?

...adjectives and analogies we read in wine reviews fuse with our experience of drinking the wine in such a complete way that the liquid’s intrinsic and extrinsic properties become inseparable.”...

The Days of Wine and Mouses

...it or not, the most dominant flavor may be the dollars. Thanks to the work of some intrepid and wine-obsessed researchers (yes, there is an American Association of Wine Economists),...

Freakonomics Radio: Do More Expensive Wines Taste Better?

...the most dominant flavor may be the dollars. Thanks to the work of some intrepid and wine-obsessed economists (yes, there is an American Association of Wine Economists), we are starting...