Category: Articles

How Did Wine Change the Course of History?

How Did Wine Change the Course of History? By Josh Friedland New Jersey Monthly In a new book, Atlantic County oenophile John Mahoney posits that fermented grapes led to the birth of Western civilization.   Illustration by Victor Jurasz Around 9,000 years ago, a band of nomadic humans roaming around Western Asia stumbled across wild […]

Sunday May 19th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

Why Drinking The Right Amount Of Red Wine Is Actually Good For You.

Why Drinking The Right Amount Of Red Wine Is Actually Good For You BY JOSH COULSON in The Richest Drinking red wine can actually have a lot of health benefits, studies show. Be sure to drink it in moderation, though. We currently live in a time where it feels like everything and anything is bad […]

Sunday May 12th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

How to Talk About the Way Wine Tastes Without Sounding Like a Jerk!

How to Talk About the Way Wine Tastes Without Sounding Like a Jerk You can talk about wine without annoying yourself and the people around you. We’ll show you the way. By Alex Delany in Bon Apetit Photo by Ted Cavanaugh It’s easy to sound pretentious when you’re talking about wine. As a person who […]

Sunday May 5th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

Measuring the body’s response to aromas in wine

Measuring the body's response to aromas in wine Researchers are studying people’s physiological reactions to wine aromas From MorningAgClips.com   Fresno State researchers are studying people’s physiological reactions to wine aromas using technology that can record facial muscle movements, the sweat on fingertips, respiration cycles and heart rate. Winemaking involves a lot of science, but […]

Sunday April 28th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

SORRY FOLKS, BUT IT IS TIME TO MOVE TO SPAIN!!

Spain was just ranked the healthiest country in the world, and the Mediterranean diet could have played a role By Susana Vera Bloomberg Insider Spain was ranked the healthiest country in the world for 2019 on the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index. To create the ranking, Bloomberg looked at several factors, including life expectancy, tobacco use, […]

Sunday April 7th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

Ancient wine cellars discovered in Egypt’s Nile Delta!

Ancient wine cellars discovered in Egypt’s Nile Delta Archaeologists have found wine cellars dating back to the Greco-Roman period in Egypt’s Nile Delta. The Antiquities Ministry says Monday that the excavations took place in Tel Kom al Trogy, north of Cairo, an area known for producing fine wines in antiquity. There was no wine found […]

Sunday March 10th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

Understanding the Role of Sugar in Wine

Understanding the Role of Sugar in Wine Written by Kelli White SevenFiftyDaily Science says, dab sugar water on a baby’s lips and she’ll smile. Swap in salt water and you’ll elicit a more neutral reaction, while sour or bitter flavors will make her fuss and frown. In other words, more Negronis for mommy. Some scientists point […]

Sunday March 3rd, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

Petaluma Gap Wines ~ Wildly Flavorful

Petaluma Gap Wines ~ Wildly Flavorful By the famed viticulture expert Dr. Mark Greenspan in a Petaluma Gap Newsletter   Dr. Mark Greenspan Photo borrowed from his Advanced Viticulture Website According to viticulturist Mark Greenspan in this Wine Business Monthly article, “Wind is a significant factor in many regions [including] the Petaluma Gap of Sonoma […]

Sunday February 24th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

The French say that the ‘crazy’ English invented the fizzy wine…

The French say that the ‘crazy’ English invented the fizzy wine… By David Chazan, The Telegraph The head of one of France’s most prestigious Champagne houses has weighed in to the long-running debate about the origin of the sparkling wine by saying that “it was invented by the English”. Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, head of the illustrious […]

Sunday February 17th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT CABERNET

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT CABERNET By Mark Angelillo, Snooth.com Cabernet Sauvignon is a shape-shifter. This is true for nearly every grape, but most especially Cab. Perhaps because it is grown in so many places, we are aware of the many different shapes it can take. Climate, terroir, vintage year, winemaking and more make a huge […]

Sunday February 10th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »