Some reckon they're inseparable. Others reckon they're incompatible. When I started as an assistant in the 1970s, one of my jobs was to keep the wine flowing. Nowadays people seem to drink mineral water. I've always found that I can think more originally with the aid of a drink, and provided I don't get too smashed, it doesn't affect my technical skills adversely -- though I tend not to drink Champagne cocktails while/before working (this is the latest entry on www.rogerandfrances.eu). What's your experience? Cheers, R.