Wine And Health

  • Nasty plastic residues in wine, elitism, and the real cost of an MW

    … I’d planned, today, to write about fine research led by Dr. Pascal Chatonnet and company at the French Laboratoire Excell demonstrating disturbingly high phthalate residues in some older French brandies, at least some level of plastic residue contamination in all of the French spirits and many wines they tested, and laying out some really…

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  • Winebits 349: Wine ingredients, 60 Minutes, wine judging

    …. The International Food & Wine Society website has a short piece discussing the “60 Minutes” episode, with a clip. Can it really have been 23 years ago? Have wine’s health benefits really done a 180 since then? • Keep it in context: Dan Berger adds welcome perspective to the debate about wine judging with this article. Unfortunately, given the size…

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  • Winebits 345: Sipping wine, wine in China, cheap wine

    … giving that advice away for free; I never was much of a businessman. • Bring on the cheap wine: This is not news here, of course, but is worth noting since it’s a health item, and how often does one see cheap wine and health linked? (And also why it gets an exemption from the blog’s ban on wine and health news). A British cardiologist says cheap…

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