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From the November 2014 magazine.

"Tasting Is Not Drinking"

An AA has a reminder of the cunning nature of alcoholism while on a trip with his wife

A few years ago, my wife and I were in Galena, Ill. for a weekend. Galena is a kind of tourist town with bed and breakfasts, motels, trendy stores and antique shops. There is also a winery retail store. When I was drinking, I seldom drank wine. It was one of the few things I did not drink.

While we were there, my wife wanted to go to the winery to get some wine for her brothers and sisters. I said OK since I never drank it anyway.

-- Paul K.

Bolingbrook, Illinois

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