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15 Real Facts about Wine & Health

15 Real Facts about Wine & Health Contributor: W. Blake Gray, Palate Press Though both are now wine writers, Dr. Michael Apstein and Dr. Ian D’Agata met while working in a Boston hospital as gastroenterologists. (That’s the kind of doctor who puts a camera up your butthole.) Earlier this month, they held a seminar in Canada on […]

Wednesday June 21st, 2017 in Articles | No Comments »

Why do we neglect sparkling wine?

In a world with greater wine knowledge than ever, why do we neglect sparkling wine? Contributed by Do Bianchi Earlier this year, a wine director at a super cool, nationally renowned American restaurant told me: “You know, the French [sparkling winemakers] tell you that they only do one dosage. But, actually, they secretly do a bunch of micro-dosages.” By […]

Wednesday June 14th, 2017 in Articles | No Comments »

Going crazy? Here’s More Proof that Wine Might Prevent Dementia!

Going crazy? Here’s More Proof that Wine Might Prevent Dementia! By Lexi Williams, Wine Spectator A new analysis of medical research finds that a nightly glass of wine with your dinner could be helping protect your brain from the risk of developing dementia. But scientists have yet to agree on why. For several years, researchers […]

Wednesday June 7th, 2017 in Articles | No Comments »

Wine and cheese make you smart and healthy!

Wine and cheese make you smart and healthy! By ALESSANDRA MALITO, Marketwatch New studies say cheese doesn’t have health risks, and wine helps your brain Go ahead — have some cheese with your wine tonight. It turns out that cheese may not be so bad for your health after all.  A recent study challenges some […]

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 in Articles | No Comments »

WHY BIODYNAMIC VINEYARDS KEEP BEES

WHY BIODYNAMIC VINEYARDS KEEP BEES From VinePair.com. By Nick Hines When Americans come of a certain age, they learn about the birds and the bees. When biodynamic vineyards come of age, though, vineyard owners think back on the story of the bees and the grapes. If you’ve ever strolled through an organic or biodynamic vineyard, you’ve likely […]

Wednesday May 24th, 2017 in Articles | No Comments »

Mid-Spring observations from California vineyards

Mid-Spring observations from California vineyards   Now that we have hit bud break, the Fruition Sciences field team is noticing differences in shoot length. For most of the valley, we are seeing about 3-4 inches of shoot growth. Of course, the differences in shoot growth are influenced by many factors such as meso-climates, varietals, vineyard […]

Wednesday May 17th, 2017 in Articles | No Comments »

One step closer to finding out how wine may protect your neurons

One step closer to finding out how wine may protect your neurons Frontiers May 3, 2017 Researchers have now found out how wine compounds are protective against neuronal death: they should pass through your stomach first. Let there be no misunderstanding: heavy alcohol intake has severe harmful effects. But already for several years, researchers have been […]

Wednesday May 10th, 2017 in Articles | No Comments »

What makes a Crisp Wine?

You’ve probably heard the word “crisp” uttered by the puckered lips of one of your wino friends, but what actually is a crisp wine and what makes it crisp in the first place? Let us demystify this often-used, confusing term. The word “crisp” is exclusively used to describe white wines and is a reference to […]

Wednesday April 26th, 2017 in Articles | No Comments »

WINE COUNTRY PRE-SEASON UPDATE!

Dear Friends,As you are probably aware, the 2016-2017 winter was one for the books!  After 5 years of drought, we got drenched!  We are looking at rain and snow totals 150-200% of normal!  With some flooding, but no major damage we came through this winter season as happy farmers!  The aquifers are replenished, the reservoirs […]

Wednesday April 19th, 2017 in Articles | No Comments »

A decade in retrospect, the 2007 Vintage from Frank’s Cellar

On Saturday, March 11, we tasted 10 wines from the 2007 vintage and shared them with a crowd of about about 35-40 guest in our tasting room. The 2007 vintage lineup included the following: Ramey “Hudson vineyard” Chardonnay, Carneros Walter Hansel “Cahill Lane” Chardonnay, Russian River Valley Lioco “Carneros” Pinot Noir Paul Lato “Sine Cera” […]

Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 in Articles | No Comments »