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A WINE STORY [Health] A Visit to Domaine Parent
| SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2018
Of course, it is more complex than that, as it ties in with the overall health of the vineyard and ecosystem. It’s always a pleasure to visit Domaine Parent , where the lively Anne Parent can always be relied upon to host some of the most generous tours and tastings in Burgundy. The first time I was a recipient of her hospitality was on a trip organized by the BIVB to kick off the Hospices de Beaune weekend.
A WINE STORY [Health] Record Sales at Hospices de Beaune 2017
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017
In 1859, the auction was re-established to raise money for the community and health-oriented research, which continues today. A very exciting auction at the Hospices de Beaune 2017, which raised a record 13.5 million euros for charity. The bidding frenzy was fast and furious, fueled on by the appearances of celebrities such as Charles Aznavour, Marc-Olivier Fogiel, Agnes b, and Julie Depardieu there to encourage support to pay for research for their various causes.
A WINE STORY [Health] Visiting Quintessa Winery in the Napa Valley
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017
The winery tries to follow organic and even biodynamic practices, and you can almost taste the effect of these practices on the health of the grape through the wine. Quintessa is one of the most well respected wineries in the Napa Valley. The creators of Quintessa are Valeria Huneeus and Agustin Huneeus, who purchased the gorgeous vineyard that was to become Quintessa in 1990.
DR. VINO [Health] Vote Emmanuel Macron! A blind tasting
| MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
But these are kind of fighting words right now as the rate of wine consumption has been in decline and the health crowd that takes a dim view of wine has been ascendant in policy circles. The French presidential election is heating up. Polls show Emmanuel Macron defeating Marine Le Pen in the decisive second round on May 7 by 62-38 (yes, polls have been deceiving ahead of recent elections but this is a big margin). We are single-issue voters around here and that issue is wine!
A WINE STORY [Health] Josh Cellars Wines at Bouley Botanical
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016
David Bouley stressed the importance of eating good food for health, and had many intriguing stories to tell about how delicious food – especially butter the way it should be made – can help people lose weight. Curious about Josh Cellars Wine? Fabulous opportunity to taste the range of wines from Josh Cellars, paired with the exquisite, and very healthy, cuisine of celebrity chef David Bouley who had just been featured in a New York Times article.
DR. VINO [Health] Sparkling water, acidity, wine and teeth
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016
wine and healthThere was a scaaaary story circulating the internets recently: Sparkling water is not good for your teeth! Some variants of the story even compared it to soda! Eeegad–just when you thought you were doing the right thing by completely depriving yourself of any flavor… Well, as with most scaaaaary headlines, there are some caveats. And these also will allay any fears about wine.
A WINE STORY [Health] The Beaumont: Very Luxurious & Hip London Hotel
| MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015
There is a private lounge for guests only and a very attractive spa and health club. "Welcome, we''ve been expecting you," says the magnificently dressed doorman in the kind of baritone voice you''d expect to hear in a new Broadway play. It''s almost eleven in the evening and when he addresses me by name I''m wondering how he knows exactly who I am. True, it''s a boutique hotel, yet it''s not all that small.
A WINE STORY [Health] Auction Napa Valley 2015 Tickets Now On Sale!
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015
As well as the fact that the auction - hosted by the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit trade association - raises funds for Napa Valley health and education nonprofits. In 2013 alone, proceeds contributed to the wellbeing of 90,000 Napa County clients, including Community Health Clinic Ole serving as the primary care provider for one in six residents and every child in Napa County having access to health insurance.
DR. VINO [Health] Cold water on the “red wine myth”?
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
Researchers have poured cold sauvignon blanc on the idea that red wine is good for your health. The new study, published in the British Medical Journal, makes a methodological point: previous studies looking at the effect of red wine an health had grouped respondents into drinkers and non-drinkers. But, they find using health data from England from 1998-2008, that lumping former drinkers in with teatotalers in the non-drinker pool brought down the overall health of the non-drinkers.
DR. VINO [Health] Melissa Etheridge brews pot wine
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
wine and health We’ve heard a lot about pot wine , those special barrels where marijuana is infused in the wine as it ferments and ages. Of course, like unicorns, they don’t exist because if a winery were found to be making such a brew, it would be steeped in a world of pain that even a big fat one couldn’t help moderate: they would lose their bonded winery license. But Melissa Etheridge has found a way around these rules and regs to make pot wine a legal reality.
DR. VINO [Health] Stoudemire dunks himself in a red wine bath
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014
”) While many of the red wine & health crowd have focused on actually consuming the natural resveratrol, apparently, this wine is for the outside only: when ESPN asked him if the wine was any good, he replied “I hope so. Amar’e Stoudemire, the Knicks’ oft-injured forward who makes $18 million this season, is into wine. Like really INTO wine: he posted a picture of himself on Instagram taking a red wine bath as part of his recovery.
A WINE STORY [Health] #PNV14 Begins E-Auction
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014
Auction Napa Valley is the NVV''s annual community fundraiser that for more than 30 years has utilized the worldwide reputation of Napa Valley wines and the scenic beauty of the region to raise funds to enhance the health and wellbeing of the Napa Valley community. I''m very excited to be traveling to the Napa Valley Wine Auction tomorrow, yet as the event is sold out - it may be too late for many. If you want to have the "virtual experience" of being there, try the e-auction!
DR. VINO [Health] French senate declares obvious: wine part of national heritage
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
But at home, wine has come under threat from advertising restrictions, tougher laws against drunken driving, an ascendent force that sees wine/alcohol as a public health problem, a proposal to raise the tax on wine 1,000% , and truly nutty proposals to bar media discussion of health benefits of wine and a ban on talking about wine on the internet!
DR. VINO [Health] Rudy, the documentary
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
In that vein, Morgan Spurlock’s stunt of eating McDonald’s for 30 days in “Super Size Me” was a good way of getting at the broader issue of the health and fast food. I love a good documentary.
DR. VINO [Health] Napa Valley’s next generation of deer hunters, Porsche racers
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014
Guests – like Gary Friedman, the CEO of Restoration Hardware, and Ido Leffler, the founder of SayYes – sit around an enormous tabletop and discuss previously arranged topics, like the art of conversation, the ocean, health and “ the paradox of density.” The SF Chronicle has a piece on the next generation of Napa Valley vintners.
WHY WINE BLOG [Health] Hangin 'Em Up, Time To Say Good-Bye. Why Wine Blog's Final Post
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013
Three, and most important was my health. After five years plus, I am deciding it''s is time to remove Why Wine Blog from the Web. I can come up with a few phony excuses, but in reality I am just getting bored with trying to find a routine that will allow me to do more activities in my retirement years. I would like to say that I just can''t find anything new to say, but I haven''t said anything new in the last three years.
A WINE STORY [Health] Exploring Valentin Bianchi: Argentine Wines with Italian Roots
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
This label is a collaboration between Valentine Bianchi and the Argentine soccer superstar Leo Messi''s Charity Foundation -- a portion of the proceeds of each sale gos to the Foundation which helps socially disadvantaged children with health care and international development. Federico Nino, Export Manager. so last night it was so interesting to meet Federico Nino, export manager for Bodega Valentin Bianchi in Argentina for a variety of reasons.
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE [Health] Slope Farms Beef, Catskills NY - a Visit with Ken Jaffe.
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013
I went to Columbia school of public health in 2002," he said, "and began thinking about the relationship between human health and how we raise livestock, and about environmental implications and health concerns regarding the beef industry. " This is the longest post ever to appear on this blog, by far, but I wanted to share all that I learned at Slope Farms.
VIGNA UVA VINO [Health] Monterey Wine Festival
| THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
The Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation benefits Monterey County through increased ag literacy by educating school children about where their food and fiber comes from, encouraging health, nutrition and fitness. FIRST EVER “WINE FEST!” TO BE HELD ON JULY 27, 2013 AT THE MONTEREY COUNTY FAIR & EVENT CENTER The Next Generation of Wine Festivals is coming to the Monterey County Fair & Event Center! July 2013. Monterey, CA. Introducing WINE FEST! –
A WINE STORY [Health] Visiting Vinicola de Nulles
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013
What is this,” says the leader, picking up the scroll and reading a message about wine, happiness, and health. Have you ever enjoyed a glass of wine in the vineyard where the wine was made? Or even better, had a visitation from a medieval monk while visiting a cellar? In the tiny Spanish Catalan town of Nulles, all of this happened one enchanted evening while paying a visit to this cooperative of 94 members selling Cava and still ones to the domestic and international marketplace.
DR. VINO [Health] A few NYC wine happenings
| THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
Chambers St Wines holds an annual tasting of Louis/Dressner wines to benefit Partners in Health. Even with the March weather here oscillating furiously between lion and lamb, it’s nonstop for wine events. Here are a few worth flagging. March 16; reservations required. Mike Steinberger will lead a conversation with Jancis Robinson about her new book, American Wine , among other things. Two of my favorite wine writers! 92Y Tribeca – March 20.
DR. VINO [Health] Study on Mediterranean diet: another French fillip?
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
A major clinical study shows diet–including wine–has a major impact on heart health. wine and health
WHY WINE BLOG [Health] My Super Bowl Sunday
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2013
So, I am trying to make it a little more health wise. I am doing something a little different with this post. Something I have never tried before. I am composing the article on Super Bowl Sunday in parts or how the day progresses. I am spending this day like I have for the past 25 years, TV screen is cleaned, recliner in position, party food is being prepared and the wine is sitting out and ready to uncork.
DR. VINO [Health] Scotland to women: wine makes you look old and fat
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
Health officials in Scotland have come up with a new weapon in their campaign against excessive drinking: an app that makes you look fat. And old. The app, called The Drinking Mirror, shows a projection of what the user may look like if they keep drinking at current (elevated) levels. The results are not pretty. But, seriously, who would use such an app other than people who had been drinking?!
DR. VINO [Health] Details from a sealed deposition
| FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
And then just a few years later, for “health-related reasons,” he whittled the cellar down to a mere 20,000 – 30,000 bottles. Don Cornwell, an attorney and wine collector, posted an admonition earlier this year not to bid on wines he considered fake wines form Rudy Kurniawan. That spawned an enormous and on-going comment thread over on wineberskers about wine counterfeiting. The thread has heated up in the last week or so Don is back with some new details.
DR. VINO [Health] The Institute of Masters of Wine slowly opens up
| TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
How does changing a trellising system affect vineyard health and yields? How does soil influence wine quality? Following malolactic fermentation, what options are available to reduce alcohol levels in finished wine and how should they be deployed? Critically examine the extent to which the increasing emphasis on “natural wine” is a positive development for consumers. A record 98 candidates tackled questions like these two weeks ago in London, Napa, and Sydney.
A WINE STORY [Health] Visiting Bodegas Carrau in Uruguay
| MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
When I was a child, my mother forced me to take a teaspoon of cod liver oil every morning because it was supposed to be good for my health,” he tells me. Wine is good for your health, yet I think it should taste good. … so the first thing you notice as you drive to Bodegas Carrau near Montevideo is the gorgeous grounds and the stunning classic “Spanish Style” Hacienda with flowers all around.
DR. VINO [Health] ‘Virgin boy eggs’ from China: impossible food-wine pairing?
| SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012
” A vendor touted the health properties, saying “If you eat this, you will not get heat stroke.” ” A shopper who was buying 20 eggs pushed the health angle further: “we will not have any pain in our waists, legs and joints. Ah, spring is in the air. And people around the world are thinking about eggs. Here, we have bunnies who lay colored and chocolate eggs.
DR. VINO [Health] USA still #1, NJ, Hitler can’t get Burgundy 2010 — sipped & spit
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
SIPPED : I offer some wine picks at Men’s Health. SPIT : Burgundy 2010 allocations are harder than ever to get, per above video! CHUGGED : USA remains the largest wine-consuming country for the second year in a row. China rose to the top five for the first time. thedrinksbusiness ]. SIPPED : Americans rejoice as they will soon be able to purchase NJ wines directly! Or that’s how they spun the bill’s passage to liberalize the state’s shipping laws. NJToday.com ].
VIGNA UVA VINO [Health] Moderate Red Wine Drinking May Help Cut Women's Breast Cancer Risk, Cedars-Sinai Study Shows
| MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
The study, published online in the Journal of Women’s Health, challenges the widely-held belief that all types of alcohol consumption heighten the risk of developing breast cancer. The study will be published in the April print edition of the Journal of Women's Health, but Braunstein noted that large-scale studies still are needed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of red wine to see if it specifically alters breast cancer risk. LOS ANGELES (Jan.
DR. VINO [Health] Detox shmetox?
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2012
wine and healthJanuary marks the new year and, with it, some try to start this clean slate with an empty glass: I know at least two wine writers who take the whole month off from drinking any form of alcohol. While that might be good for the brain, to know psychologically that there’s no addiction, apparently the liver is indifferent or confused.
DR. VINO [Health] Rise of “le binge drinking” — and tighter policy
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2011
wine and healthWhat causes binge drinking? It’s hard to say but in Europe, it does seem to predominate in northern countries where public policies coincidentally can limit hours and sales channels, sometimes with a dose of high taxes to boot. Southern European countries have generally consumed more alcohol, had more lax policy but have lower rates of binge drinking. Maybe it’s that the drink of choice is wine in the south.
VIGNA UVA VINO [Health] Macari Vineyards Merlot Reserve 2007
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
Taking into account the health of the environment as a whole, and moving away from the harmful effects of pesticides to a more natural and meticulous caretaking of the soil and plants, ultimately yields premium wines
DR. VINO [Health] Is wine gluten-free?
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
wine and healthThe NYT had a lengthy piece about the impressive growth in the market for gluten-free foods, driven in large part by the wider diagnosis of celiac disease and gluten allergy in this country. Is wine gluten-free? The short answer is: yes. Wine is made from grapes, not grains. In a couple of rare instances, wine could come in contact with gluten at two points during winemaking.
DR. VINO [Health] Helicopter drying, Penn’s stores, sexy V&E – sipped & spit
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011
Short ribs feature at Men’s Health — with a delicious braising wine (and drinking) from Dr. Vino. SPIT: carbon footprint. Forget the mode of transport or the weight of the glass bottles; my co-author neglected this in our calculation of wine’s carbon footprint : grape drying by helicopter in Napa! [ NPR ]. SIPPED: watching grapes grow. Viticulture & Enology is one of the sexiest majors at Cornell. Well, with the helicopter blow driers, why not? (Oh
DR. VINO [Health] Raise funds for Partners in Health at Dressner tastings in NYC
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011
The Haitian earthquake of last year sparked him to hold several fundraiser tastings for the nonprofit Partners In Health , which fights disease in impoverished countries and areas around the world. Starting this coming Saturday, some of my favorite shops (and one restaurant) in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Westchester will be pouring wines from the Louis/Dressner portfolio to raise funds for Partners in Health. Wine importer lost his three-year battle against brain cancer last month.
DR. VINO [Health] Wine labor in South Africa
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
Sadly, the “dop system, now illegal, of paying workers a portion of their pay in wine also spanned centuries, bringing with it devastating health consequences for the farm workers. I’m a day late to the theme of the Labor Day holiday. But, heck, why don’t we make it Labor Week? In the wine world, the efforts of those who prune, spray, and harvest go mostly unheralded as we tend to focus on glamorous vintners or winemakers.
DR. VINO [Health] Sanitas per vinum? Pascaline Lepeltier of Rouge Tomate
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011
Any restaurant that (a) has a credo; (b) has a credo in Latin; and (c) has a credo that relates to health is on a mission. Such is the case at Rouge Tomate, a Michelin one-star, where the credo is Sanitas Per Escam (Health Through Food). But this is no grungy spot with Birkenstock-clad waiters; rather, it is a gorgeous 15,000-sq ft space around the corner from Barneys. So, which wine do you pair with nutritious gastronomy that favors local and rejoices in natural?
DR. VINO [Health] Cabernet as Coppertone
| MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
wine and healthResearchers at the University of Barcelona have proclaimed that the official beach drink is not a margarita or a pina colada but rather: wine. Okay, they didn’t really put it that way. But they did find that wine flavanoids, found in red wine, can protect skin cells from UV rays and nasty sunburn. Even though their study took place in vitro , it wasn’t a wine glass, unfortunately.
DR. VINO [Health] When a wine fails to age, who’s to blame?
| TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011
But it seems to me that unless the product poses a health risk, there would be little negligence on the part of the wine producer or the closure manufacturer. Can you successfully sue a synthetic cork producer for a wine’s inability to age? Robert Parker suggests so.
DR. VINO [Health] Rating wine by health scores: who cares?
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011
Vinopic, a new wine retailer in Britain has developed a way to rank wines based on their health-giving properties. Buying wine for health reasons: It’s the kind of thing that makes me sick. Even though the US regulatory authorities prohibit selling a wine on health claims, would you buy one based on perceived health value? wine and healthRed wines are sold with an IQ score, or Intrinsic Quotient , devised by Roger Corder.
DR. VINO [Health] Department of Trading Up: Weight Watchers edition
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
Personally, I always prefer more wine and better wine, but that can’t always be done… wine and healthEven the recession did not lay waste to Americans’ love of wine: per capita consumption continued to increase the past couple of years even if the average per bottle price declined. Over the holiday, I found a curious cause of cutbacks that actually led to trading up: the waist. A relative told me that he (!)
A WINE STORY [Health] Austria Uncorked 2011
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2011
Proceeds from the event benefited GrowNYC’s “Learn It, Grow It, Eat It” program, a local education program which empowers teens to take control of their health through hands-on gardening, nutrition education, outreach, and managing a community farm-stand. Austria Uncorked on May 4 presented a fabulous opportunity for NYC wine folks to experience what is quickly turning out to be the "coolest" wine to enjoy at wine bars, or bring to parties.
A WINE STORY [Health] En Primeur: Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte UGCB Opening Dinner
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
The grand party also celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Chateaux, as owners Daniel and Florence Cathiard bought what was then a neglected winery and brought it back to prosperity and health with numerous improvements in both the chateau and vineyard.
A WINE STORY [Health] Austria Uncorked: May 4 2011 Tribeca Rooftop (NYC)
| THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
Proceeds from the event will benefit GrowNYC’s “Learn It, Grow It, Eat It program, a local education program which empowers teens to take control of their health through hands-on gardening, nutrition education, outreach, and managing a community farm-stand. Have you had Austrian wine? The names of the wines and especially the regions can be challenging to pronounce, yet I've really come to enjoy wines.
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE [Health] Joe Dressner Honored
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011
I, and I'm sure all of my readers (except that woman at a tasting who you wouldn't allow to try the Ulysse Collin after she said the Larmandier-Bernier was too dry) wish you improved health and comfort in the coming years. The other night, wine importer Joe Dressner was honored by a large group of his colleagues, clients, and friends. To be honored by the people who one actually works with - that is a very high honor. And it is well deserved in this case.
WINE TASTING GUY [Health] Wine allergies & sulfites
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
wine health allergic reaction sulfitesAnother quickie… Just about every time I do a wine tasting I’m told by at least one person that they are “allergic to red wine & must be allergic to sulfites. Well, I’m no expert, but I did just read one of the best responses to such an inquiry (on Wine Spectator online). Here it [.].
DR. VINO [Health] Sauerkraut: impossible food-wine pairing?!?
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
–articles extolling the gustatory and health virtues of sauerkraut (sauerkraut!). I finally got around to reading the food issue (Nov 22) of the New Yorker, and was amazed to find not one but two–two!–articles In one brief piece, David Bezmozgis describes the making of this pickled cabbage as “part wrestling match, part science experiment.
DR. VINO [Health] Robert De Niro, old Champagne, allergies and China 3x — sipped & spit
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
Will we see a Surgeon General’s warning for glycoproteins on the label before we see any mention of possible health benefits of wine? SIPPED: critiquing the critics. Robert De Niro honors Francis Ford Coppola’s cinematic achievements–by commenting on his wine (and their scores). Be sure to check out the video for the PinotShiraCab! [ LA Weekly ]. SIPPED: 19th century Champagne. Remember those old Champagne bottles found by divers in the Baltic?
DR. VINO [Health] Imbibing idiots, seeds, cartel, AOCs – sipped & spit
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010
Coca-Cola has been sued over the health claims of vitaminwater. SPIT: “imbibing idiot bias. Job applicants who partake in alcoholic drinks are perceived as less intelligent and hireable according to a new academic study, dubbing the phenomenon an “imbibing idiot bias. In the actual experiments, the subject ordered a glass of “house merlot, so perhaps the conclusion is valid.
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE [Health] The Perils of a "Natural Wine" Label
| SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010
Organic" has become a marketing term as much or more than it is an indication of the healthful qualities of a food product. Yet most of us are content to accept the healthful and environmentally friendly implications of "certified organic" on our food. This post is my contribution to Cory Cartwright's 32 Days of Natural Wine , on his blog Saignée : The other day I went to a small wine shop because they had a particular Champagne that I wanted to bring to a wine dinner.
DR. VINO [Health] Alcohol, allergies, histamines and sulfites – reactions from an allergist
| MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010
Tags: wine and health
DR. VINO [Health] WSJ: “Alcohol delivers flavors”
| MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010
And in a related blog post on alcohol levels, Teague states that the nebulous “anti high-alcohol crowd says that high-alcohol wines pose health risks. “Alcohol delivers flavors.. So writes Lettie Teague in her debut column “ Wines that Pack a Little Extra for the Wall Street Journal on Saturday. What does she mean by “alcohol delivers flavors ? She seems to be implying that higher alcohol translates into more flavor. But is that really true?
DR. VINO [Health] This week in wine! Palin, college students, perfume, Long Duk Dong
| SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2010
Jean-Robert Pitte former director of the Sorbonne and author of Bordeaux-Burgundy said it will show students that it wine is “a pleasure, good for their health and part of their national heritage.. What a crazy week in wine news! You’d think it was April Fool’s week. Spot which one of these stories did NOT happen this week: A) The French government has proposed making wine tastings available in college cafeterias.
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE [Health] Wine and Cheese - Lazy Lady Fil-A-Buster and Pinot Blanc
| SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2010
I figured it would be a fitting cheese to eat this weekend as the ladies and gents in Warsh-ington had it out over the health care bill. Lazy Lady Farm in Vermont is Laini Fondiller's life's work. Located in Westfield Vermont, not far from the Canadian Border, Fondiller's farm is off-the-grid. Yes, that means that the electricity that is used on the farm is generated by solar panel and wind generators. Fondiller does mostly everything herself, from milking to washing the rinds.
VIGNA UVA VINO [Health] Macari Vineyards Merlot Reserve 2005
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010
Taking into account the health of the environment as a whole, and moving away from the harmful effects of pesticides to a more natural and meticulous caretaking of the soil and plants, ultimately yields premium wines. soaked in a perfume of damp earth, green peppers currant, blackberry, vanilla and ripe plum enmeshed with an herbaceous and lush mouth-feel surrounded by caramel candy and lively tannins redolent of leather and a long toasty finish.
DR. VINO [Health] Maryland wine shipping rides a wave of support–and pessimism
| MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
Senator Joan Carter Conway, Chair, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee. Friday was a rare moment in the legislative sun for the subject of wine direct shipping in the Maryland, where, as we discussed, is a felony to ship wine. Consumers and wine industry experts gave testimony before a committee. Tom Wark, executive director of the Specialty Wine Retailers’ Association, who was there writes via email: “Huge turnout in favor of shipping.
DR. VINO [Health] Better know a wine law: Maryland!
| FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
Senator Joan Carter Conway, chair of the Health and Education committee, threatened to stifle the bill in committee despite six of nine members being co-sponsors. Maryland, the home of the Fightin’ Terps, threatens to turn its wine lovers into perps: The laws governing these five and a half million residents make it a felony to order wine online and have it shipped to their homes.
DR. VINO [Health] Pinot evil: French court finds 12 guilty in Gallo faux pinot
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
They also added that there was no health risk and that they would be withdrawing the wine from the market. A French court found 12 executives guilty of selling the equivalent of 18 million bottles of cheaper wine as pinot noir. The buyer was California’s E&J Gallo for their Red Bicyclette brand, which sells for about $9 a bottle. AFP reports that generic red wines fetched 45 euros (about $62) per one hundred liters while the premium pinot noir fetched 97 euros.
WINE TASTING GUY [Health] Good news beer lovers…beer is good for you!
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2010
An analysis of 100 commercial varieties found that beer is a good source of dietary silicon, which is important for bone health and could help prevent diseases like osteoporosis. A quick news story to report. University of California Davis has released the results of a story that says beer is good for your bones! Beers containing high [.].
WHY WINE BLOG [Health] An Un-Super Bowl Sunday
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2010
All was going well until a small health problem that began a few months ago decided to become intensely aggravated this past week. It's been a long time since I was able to watch a Super Bowl at home. For the past 14 years I worked on Sunday. My days off were Tuesday and Wednesday. I actually enjoyed my mid-week days off.
ALICE FEIRING [Health] Help Haiti. Go to Chambers Street
| SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2010
148 Chambers Street New York, NY 10007 Phone: 212-227-1434 Suggested donations of $10 (or more) will go directly to pih.org, Partners in Health, and this sounds pretty direct to me. We will have forms from Partners in Health enabling your donation by credit card to be tax-deductible If I can afford $10, so can you. Today I've received ten emails to help out Haiti in some way and it's hard to know which venue to take.
WINE TASTING GUY [Health] Avoid the hangover – drink clear spirits
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2009
Tags: Other Wine STUFF wine health Hangover hungover
ALICE FEIRING [Health] Ask Alice Project: Q #10. Burgundy for Father-in-law
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2009
I would like to introduce him to Burgundy without breaking the bank (say under $350) -- a case of wine that could be all the same (drink over time to see things evolve -- but despite his good health, he is 80), or different bottles. HI Alice, 1. Holiday gift for 80 year-old father-in-law from Montana who has begun to explore Rhone wines and discovered life beyond California.
WINE TASTING GUY [Health] “Contains Sulfites”
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
Tags: Oenology & Viticulture Wine STUFF wine health sulfites sulfites in wine SurePure
VIGNA UVA VINO [Health] Macari Vineyards Dos Aguas 2007
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009
Taking into account the health of the environment as a whole, and moving away from the harmful effects of pesticides to a more natural and meticulous caretaking of the soil and plants, ultimately yields premium wines. From the Macari Vineyards in Mattituck, Long Island's North Fork, comes this blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 4% Malbec. The four grapes used here are also found in many Bordeaux, usually with a bit higher percentage of Cabernet.
DR. VINO [Health] Advertorial, 7-11, chocolate milk, freer trade – sipped and spit
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2009
Chocolate milk, of all drinks, tries to muscle red wine out of the health news headlines: According to recent research as reported in the NYT , “flavanoid-rich cocoa found in chocolate milk appears more effective at reducing inflammation that leads to atherosclerosis than regular milk! SIPPED: the hard question; SPIT: advertorial.
DR. VINO [Health] White wine, red wine, the frontal cortex, spooky store – sipped and spit
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009
Tags: tasting sized pours wine and health
DR. VINO [Health] Natural wines, premox, chenin blanc, 07 Port and Rhone – John Gilman
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2009
Now in places like Europe and the United States, there are maximum levels set for residual copper in the wines, so there are some safeguards in place and I do not think that there is any concern yet as to the elevated use of copper in the vineyards of biodynamique or organic methods- at least in terms of potential health risks for wine lovers drinking these wines. John Gilman, author of the newsletter The View from the Cellar , joins us again for a Q&A.
DR. VINO [Health] Peanut butter and bacon sandwich – Mayor Bloomberg – impossible pairing?
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
In a piece entitled “Mayor Doesn’t Always Live by His Health Rules, the Times reported yesterday on Mayor Bloomberg’s diet. To the tape: HE dumps salt on almost everything, even saltine crackers. He devours burnt bacon and peanut butter sandwiches. He has a weakness for hot dogs, cheeseburgers, and fried chicken, washing them down with a glass of merlot. Whoa–talk about impossible food-wine pairings!! Surely we can do better for the Mayor?
WHY WINE BLOG [Health] Why Wine: Joeshico Wine Review; Fox Run Gewurztraminer 2007
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2009
Owner Scott Osborn is a strong advocate of the place of wine in a healthy life-style, and he appreciates the health benefits of garlic as well. One of the problems with bringing home lots of wine from a Finger Lakes wine tour is deciding which ones to try first. Shirley helps make that decision easier by planning some meals ahead of time or by just giving me a warning of what's on the menu for the night. Sometimes though, it can be challenging choosing the right wine for the meal.
WINE TASTING GUY [Health] wine shields cancer patients from radiation side effects
| SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2009
Tags: wine health breast cancer
WINE TASTING GUY [Health] wine shields cancer patients from radiation side effects
| SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2009
Tags: wine health breast cancer
WINE TASTING GUY [Health] wine shields cancer patients from radiation side effects
| SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2009
Tags: wine health breast cancer
WHY WINE BLOG [Health] How to Decant Wine
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009
While it is not bad for your health to drink the sediment, it may taint the taste of the wine. Re-post from August, 2008 Last post was a little bit of History of the Decanter. Now let's talk a bit about "How to Decant Wine" Simply put, "decanting wine" is pouring wine from the wine bottle into another container. Two reasons for decanting wine is to remove sediment from the wine you are drinking and to aerate the wine.
WHY WINE BLOG [Health] Decanting Wine History
| MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009
While sediment, (crystals of potassium bitartrate, commonly known as cream of tarter), formed from the fermenting of the wine will not hurt your health, it does have a gritty taste and may affect your taste of the wine. Re-post from January, 2009 In the case of wine, pouring the wine into the cara fe from the wine bottle, also assists in the decanting of the wine.
DR. VINO [Health] Rose, excise tax, logistics and Hermitage signs - sipped and spit
| MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2009
The Senate finance committee considers raising the federal excise tax on wine (and beer) –and introducing a tax on other beverages, such as soda–in the name of funding health reform. SIPPED and SPIT: rosé! Controversy continues to swirl around the proposed changes in the EU to allow blending rather than bleeding.
WINE TASTING GUY [Health] Drink a Little Wine, Live a Little Longer
| FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2009
Tags: wine health drinking wine leadds to longer life swine flu
DR. VINO [Health] Wine giveth years; meat taketh away
| THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009
Tags: tasting sized pours wine and health
VIGNA UVA VINO [Health] Wine May Guard Against Lymphoma Recurrence
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009
Further analysis by the Yale School of Public Health team revealed that patients who drank wine for at least 25 years before their diagnosis had a 25 percent to 35 percent reduced risk of relapse, secondary cancer or death. The findings need to be replicated before any public health recommendations are made, but the study offers further evidence that moderate consumption of wine has health benefits, wrote first author and doctoral candidate Xuesong Han.
DR. VINO [Health] Wine editorial as advertisement - from France to the US?
| TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009
Also, in another decision last year, a court fined the newspaper Le Parisien €5,000 for a champagne review article claiming that it was no different than an advertisement and should run the disclaimer: “Alcohol abuse is dangerous to your health.. For enophiles, one of the great travesties of the past few years has been the rise of a new puritanism in France.
DR. VINO [Health] Randall Grahm - the way back is the way forward - part II
| THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009
A thorough profile in Inc magazine last summer indicated that, in close succession, he became a dad and had health problems that led to what they call a “do over. Randall Grahm is one of America’s most fascinating winemakers and winery owners. From his base in Santa Cruz, he rose to fame (and a good bit of fortune) by following the path of grape varieties traditionally from the Rhone and Italy–with a dose of Zinfandel.
WINE TASTING GUY [Health] Headaches from Red wine
| TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009
Tags: wine health red wine headache sulfites
DR. VINO [Health] France, Illinois, minimum pricing, Sting - sipped and spit
| MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009
The increasingly powerful health lobby was pushing the bill but, in the end, the health minister, Roselyne Bachelot, was able to prevent some promotional wine tastings from inclusion as well as striking down a proposed ban on wine advertising on the internet. SIPPED: sanity! French winegrowers feared that a bill making its way through the legislature could prohibit free tastings at the vineyard/winery, often an important sales channel (and one that can offer fantastic prices too).
DR. VINO [Health] Wine on the web, Bordeaux, values, Parmigiano - sipped and spit
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009
The French Parliament recently debated a bill that included “a ban on free wine tasting, more specific health warnings on bottles, and the legality of mentioning wine on the internet. [ Decanter ]. SPIT: the French Paradox! The consumption of alcohol, and especially wine, is discouraged,” state new government guidelines. Where? France! Sacre bleu! The National Cancer Institute has a new brochure out that also discourages consumption of red meat, charcuterie and salt. [
WINE TASTING GUY [Health] Wine Tasting Guy » “resveratrol-enhanced” wine
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
WINE TASTING GUY [Health] “resveratrol-enhanced” wine
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
I was speaking with an industry contact today about wine’s health benefits and resveratrol in particular. And amongst the things that came up were the scientists working on a pill form and how many glasses it is said humans need to drink to reap the health benefits of resveratrol from wine (more than is humanly [.]. Tags: Resveratrol wine health
WINE TASTING GUY [Health] Drinking wine can improve your sex life
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2009
Tags: erectile dysfunction wine health Israel Wine
DR. VINO [Health] 60 Minutes on red wine, 1991
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2009
In 1991, the CBS show “60 Minutes ran an influential segment of possible health benefits of red wine. Tags: wine and health Entitled “The French Paradox, correspondent Morley Safer looked at how on earth the French could eat high fat food, such as cheese, and have low rates of heart failure. Research concluded the key variable was not only the type of fat but also red wine.
DR. VINO [Health] Resveratrol binge: Strange Cru, part 2
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2009
Advertisement: Tags: wine and health Remember resveratrol and it’s life extending qualities, guilt-free gluttony and cardiovascular-improving sloth in laboratory mice? Oh yeah, that was if had the equivalent of 35 bottles of red wine a day. Such is the premise for a hysterical essay in the “shouts and murmurs column in the New Yorker. The author, Noah Baumbach, pretends to go on a bender with his mouse and the drunk dialing, sloth-inducing binge is well worth the read.
WINE TASTING GUY [Health] Red Wine & Beef - A Match made in Heaven
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2009
Tags: heterocyclic amines cancer Wine Industry wine health Steak happy hour
WHY WINE BLOG [Health] DECANTING WINE HISTORY
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2009
While sediment, (crystals of potassium bitartrate, commonly known as cream of tarter), formed from the fermenting of the wine will not hurt your health, it does have a gritty taste and may affect your taste of the wine. In the case of wine, pouring the wine into the cara fe from the wine bottle, also assists in the decanting of the wine. Decanting is the process of removing sediment from the original wine bottle by pouring only the clear wine into a serving container.
DR. VINO [Health] Screwcaps, scores, riesling, the Loire, Cali cab: John Gilman part two
| MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2009
To my palate I can taste the McDonald’s mentality at work in most of these wines- engineering the flavors and aromatics to hit just the right sweet spot out of the blocks, and if it ends up being bad for the long-term health of the wine, who cares, because “we just need to move the new vintage through the pipeline”. We’re back with Part Deux of our interview with John Gilman, author of the newsletter A View from the Cellar ( part one is here ).
WINE TASTING GUY [Health] Healthy “GRAPES” & light pre-natal imbibing
| SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2008
Countless studies have declared the health benefits of red wine, citing compounds such as antioxidants, resveratrol, polyphenolic compounds, etc. But for the most part it seems these benefits are said to come from wine, and often red wine in particular. Well now (in a recent article in Wine Spectator online) I read that there are
ALICE FEIRING [Health] Turning Water Into Wine Posting #9
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2008
Health Services, Food & Drug In this chapter, Alice confronts the spectre of adding water to wine What do you want to do about the alcohol? My stomach churned as it digested the question that would lead me to harsh reality. All I had to do was accept the word do. But did we have to do anything to the On the New York Times a commenter named Emilio questioned the legality of this practice in the United States.
WINE TASTING GUY [Health] Wine and Pregnancy
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2008
I spent the afternoon today with some guys I have been friendly with for about 20 years (damn I’m getting old). We went out to the suburbs and enjoyed a football Sunday. But this was not your typical “guys, beer & football afternoon. Today included wives & kids (of which I have neither…yet). (Of Of import
ALICE FEIRING [Health] Alice Feiring - In Vino Veritas
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2008
Health Services, Food & Drug Branch ([link] "no water in excess of the minimum amount necessary to facilitate normal fermenation" was interpreted to mean no water in excess of that needed to prevent a fermentation from sticking, but that goes to complete dryness within a reasonable time period under normal winemaking conditions."
WINE TASTING GUY [Health] Wine after workout
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2008
Having recently read a Wine Spectator Health Q & A question regarding drinking wine after a workout , I thought I'd share. I hope that all who celebrated had a nice Rosh Hashana holiday, filled with fabulous wine & great food. I know I did! So much food & wine that I was compelled to hit the gym last night after returning home from 48+ hours of overeating. A good workout & I felt a whole lot better.
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK [Health] BIODYNAMICS: MAKING SENSE OF THE PRECIEVED MYSTICISM
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2008
In Europe in the 1920's farmers where worried about the future health of their crops. In 1924 in Steiner gathered with the farmers in what is now Poland and proceeded to give eight lectures on how to revitalize crops and maintain the health of ones livestock and soils. Using what is available in one's ecosystem to help maintain the health of soils and livestock sounds pretty organic to me. This is very interesting.
DR. VINO [Health] Dr Vino's wine blog » Pot, selling wine, health drink, cartoon critics, lighter bottles – sipped and spit
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2008