Wine And Health

    • Medicinal Wines

      “wine mixed with herbs or spices that are considered medicinal or therapeutic in nature” Historians debate where the first medicinal wine was discovered. Naturally, every country or culture claims its own history of first creating and then extensively using medicated wine. While recent discoveries in Egypt of medicinal wine in earthen jars have been making some headlines bec ...

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

    … of their perennial banes. What if MWs were involved in helping to advocate for this sort of change? What do MW’s have that PhDs in enology don’t? Highly public profiles. Broad, international wine industry knowledge. Extraordinarily strong networks. Often excellent communication skills (sporadic among scientists, unfortunately). Lots and lots of prestige. It’s…

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

    … • Ewwwwww: The Wine Curmudgeon has long advocated ingredient labeling for wine, despite intense opposition from the industry (including many of my friends, who tell me I’m crazy). Still, as the blog’s travel and resort correspondent recently emailed me: “I was offered a glass of wine from a box, from which I happened to read the fine print…

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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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