Many of our interviewees didn’t see alcohol as only a bad thing and had complex reasons for their relationships with alcohol.
How can something be bad for you one day, and good for you the next? This study highlights the problem of correlation and causation.
Berries are a good source of flavonoids.
Flavonoids are a compound found in many foods that are shown to reduce inflammation and slow cell damage.
The overall goal in natural wine production is to have as little human intervention as possible in the journey from the vineyard to the wine.
To explain the difference between vegan and non-vegan wines, I first need to walk you through the basics of conventional winemaking. So top up your glass and let’s begin.
A lot of of chemistry and physics are behind how you perceive a sip of wine.
Researchers would like to find a way to relate the human perception of dryness to the chemical and physical properties of the wine.
‘To gut microbes.’
We found that drinking red wine is linked with an increase in gut bacteria diversity.
Blueberries contain anthocyanins, which might reduce your risk of heart disease. If you eat 150-300 in a day, that is.
We often hear eating specific foods can help prevent disease. But these claims are best taken with a grain of salt (or turmeric). The benefits are likely only if we eat them in really huge quantities.
Some Napa and Sonoma Valley wineries are worried about the China tariffs.
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While the proposed tariffs would have little effect on US wine sales in the short term, their long-term impact could be much more problematic.
Some research studies have found light to moderate drinking to be protective of heart health; others have found long term drinking to be damaging.
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Is a glass or two of red wine good for your heart? What about your cholesterol and blood pressure? Our experts explain the controversies.
Pourquoi si sain?
Red wine may not explain the French paradox but chemicals within it do have a positive effect on health.
Resveratrol is found at only trace levels in red wine.
You would need to drink over a thousand bottles of red wine per day to get the amount of resveratrol - the compound said to have many health benefits - needed to even have an effect.
South Africa is one of the top ten wine producing countries in the world.
It takes a lot of electricity to produce wine. If the industry wants to remain sustainable, it must place more emphasis on reducing energy use.
Gauging the pressure to make changes to the law.
The most ardent supporters of alcohol must admit it causes an immense amount of harm.
Save or consume? Research suggests wine makes a poor financial investment.
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The grape escape.
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