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Archive for the 'Wine' Category

Red Wine: Is There Anything It Can’t Do ?

by @ Saturday, May 22nd, 2010. Filed under Health, In The News, Wine

Once again, medical science proves its value: Leave it to the French: new research from Paris links drinking one to three glasses of wine a day to better health. The study of almost 150,000 subjects found that moderate drinkers were more likely to have healthy hearts, minds and body weights. Researchers say the link is […]

Culture War Silliness

by @ Monday, July 27th, 2009. Filed under Dumbasses, Wine

There’s something truly wrong with America when people start worrying about a drawing of a nude woman on a wine label: MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A wine label showing a nude nymph is too racy for Alabama’s liquor control agency, which has told restaurants and stores not to sell the product. The label on Cycles Gladiator […]

Drink Wine, Live Longer

by @ Friday, May 1st, 2009. Filed under Health, Wine

Scientific research I can believe in: April 30 (Bloomberg) — Half a glass of wine a day may add five years to your life, a new study suggests. Drink beer, and you’ll live only 2 1/2 years longer. Dutch researchers followed 1,373 men for more than four decades, noting their eating and drinking habits. Men […]

What’s Your Signature Cocktail ?

by @ Tuesday, March 24th, 2009. Filed under Food, Wine

Over at The New York Times, a writer wonders if we’re choosing our drinks based on what we like, or what we think others like: If I had to guess, I’d say that many of us aren’t drinking what we’d truly like to drink. A friend of mine frequently orders Pimms to remind people of […]

Fairfax County Allows Clifton Winery To Go Forward

by @ Tuesday, December 9th, 2008. Filed under Virginia, Virginia Wineries, Wine

As I noted last week, Fairfax County zoning officials were threatening to block development of a farm winery in Clifton. Yesterday, the County’s Board of Supervisors voted to allow the project to go forward: Fairfax County could soon have its first winery. County supervisors voted Monday to set aside a local zoning law that would […]

No Wine For You

by @ Friday, December 5th, 2008. Filed under Virginia, Virginia Wineries, Wine

Over in Fairfax County, zoning laws are preventing the county from getting it’s first winery: The setting couldn’t be more splendid for a Virginia Piedmont farm winery: 35 acres of rolling hills, wood-rail fencing, an 18th-century log cabin and ancient stands of black walnuts, holly and American boxwood. But Jane and Kirk Wiles, a mother-and-son […]

A Bumper Year For Virginia Wine

by @ Friday, August 29th, 2008. Filed under Virginia, Virginia Wineries, Wine

Thanks to a dry summer 2008 is shaping up to be a good year for Virginia wineries: RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Farm Bureau says the state’s wine grape crop is thriving thanks to a dry summer. State viticulturist Tony Wolf says the crop is generally above-average in quantity. But Wolf said there is some […]

Don’t Say No To The Fine Glass Of Cabernet

by @ Thursday, June 5th, 2008. Filed under Health, Wine

It may help you live longer: Red wine may be much more potent than was thought in extending human lifespan, researchers say in a new report that is likely to give impetus to the rapidly growing search for longevity drugs. The study is based on dosing mice with resveratrol, an ingredient of some red wines. […]

Wine: Is It Really All In Your Head ?

by @ Monday, May 12th, 2008. Filed under Wine

There have been several studies that have come out over the past several years that purport to show that wine consumers really don’t know what they like and end up buying the most expensive wine on the menu because they think it’s better. Well, it’s a little more nuanced than that: One of the studies […]

Another Reason To Drink Up

by @ Sunday, March 9th, 2008. Filed under Health, Wine

Apparently, moderate alcohol use is good for your heart: Middle-aged non-drinkers can quickly reduce their risk of heart disease by introducing a daily tipple to their diet, South Carolina researchers say. New moderate drinkers were 38% less likely to develop heart disease than those who stayed tee-total, a four-year study involving 7,500 people found. Those […]

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