Category: Articles

Terroir: Nature & Nurture

Terroir: Nature & Nurture By Paul Hobbs Terroir is often spoken about as if it’s a fixed construct; unmovable, definitive. It’s as if the terroir of Burgundy, for example, lives off in an ethereal realm, elusive yet sacrosanct; something to represent and uphold at all costs. Carrying this example even further, what defines the terroir […]

Saturday August 11th, 2018 in Articles | No Comments »

MODERATE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION LINKED TO HIGHER FERTILITY!

MODERATE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION LINKED TO HIGHER FERTILITY! by Lauren Eads, The Drinks Business A new study has made a positive link between moderate alcohol consumption and improved fertility in men, compared with those who drink nothing at all, and those who drink to excess. The study was carried out by researchers at the Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ […]

Sunday July 29th, 2018 in Articles | No Comments »

Alcohol improves memory, scientists say…

Alcohol improves memory, scientists say as study finds drinking helps people recall information By Sophie Jamieson Drinking alcohol can actually improve memory, academics have found as a study showed that those who drink after studying are better at recalling what they learnt. In a study, 88 social drinkers were given a word-learning task. They were then split in […]

Sunday July 22nd, 2018 in Articles | No Comments »

To tip or not to tip… Your age is the question!

When It Comes to Tipping, Millennials Are Cheapest Older, more educated Americans are the most generous. Contributed By Riley Griffin, Bloomberg U.S. millennials are quick to whip out their wallets for pricey avocado toast and craft beer. But when it comes to rewarding the waiters and bartenders who serve them, those wallets often stay closed. Ten percent […]

Sunday July 15th, 2018 in Articles | No Comments »

South Napa earthquake linked to summer groundwater dip

South Napa earthquake linked to summer groundwater dip Contributed by Liza Lester, American Geophysical Union   Surface ruptures from the August 2014 South Napa earthquake run through a vineyard near Buhman Road, Napa Valley, California. Credit: Dan Ponti, US Geological Survey A summertime expansion in the Earth’s crust caused by changes in groundwater may have triggered […]

Sunday July 8th, 2018 in Articles | No Comments »

Could this be the formula for preventing Alzheimer’s?

Could this be the formula for preventing Alzheimer’s? By ANGUS HOWARTH A combination of sleep, exercise and alcohol could help prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists have discovered that a good night’s sleep, increasing heart rate through exercise and 25ml of wine per day can help stimulate the brain’s own cleaning system. Previous studies […]

Sunday July 1st, 2018 in Articles | No Comments »

La Vie en Rosé

La Vie en Rosé by Robert Joseph In 1975, Pamela Vandyke Price, wine correspondent of The Times of London, wrote in The Taste of Wine that “No one… has ever sat discussing a pink wine for more than a few minutes except to establish whether it is pleasant as a wine in its own right or […]

Sunday June 24th, 2018 in Articles | No Comments »

Red Wine and Mental Illness

Study finds red wine and forest fruits could prevent mental illness (by Portugal News On Line) Researchers at the Centre for Research in Health Technologies and Services (Cintesis) in the northern Portuguese city of Porto have found that substances in red fruits and red wine improve intestinal flora, reduce inflammation and may contribute to the prevention […]

Saturday June 9th, 2018 in Articles | No Comments »

CELIA WELCH, “The World’s Most Influential Woman in Wine”

CELIA WELCH “The World’s Most Influential Woman in Wine”The Drinks Business magazine recently published its list of The World’s Most Influential Women in Wine. Our very own Celia Welch made the number three spot! As a child growing up in Oregon, Celia Welch would sit under a giant oak in her back garden picking grapes […]

Tuesday May 22nd, 2018 in Articles, Spotlights | No Comments »

Moderate red wine consumption has a protective effect against prostate cancer

Moderate red wine consumption has a slightly protective effect against prostate cancer Contributed by Johannes Angerer Medical University Vienna Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the Western world. Between 15 to 20 percent of men are affected by it at some time in their lives and 2.6 percent die […]

Sunday May 20th, 2018 in Articles | No Comments »