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Welcome to your source for Wine Information and Tasting Notes!

Posted by Admin on 2005-07-21 16:53:23 (23945 views)

[News]
[Louisiana]
Welcome to the LaWineClub.com web site!

This system is being built from the ground up to provide the online community with a comprehensive, searchable, flexible database of wine tasting notes, and will also serve as a local portal for wine enthusiasts. We want to embrace and work with all the other popular wine sites online and serve as a "central database" of tasting notes. Also be sure to visit our new Messageboards.

While this is a local wine portal, we happily encourage users from all around the world to register for free and add your Tasting Notes to the database!

Be sure to sign up and get on the weekly mailing list to be notified of news, wine tastings and other special events going on.

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Why Does Wine Sometimes Make People Feel Bad?

Posted by Mike P. on 2017-06-11 22:55:25 (451 views)

[News]
Drinking too much alcohol can give anyone a terrible hangover. But some people get sick after just a single glass of red wine, with symptoms ranging from an itchy rash and a wheezing cough to a pounding migraine headache. What makes wine so different?

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Evidence Suggests Price Does Not Always Equal Quality

Posted by Mike P. on 2017-01-04 10:13:34 (941 views)

[News]
When it comes to wine, for some, the price tells them that a wine is good. But after crunching the numbers and analyizing trends, is this really the case? An investigative journalist looks into the weird world of wine..

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Herbicide Found In Tested Samples Of 10 California Wines

Posted by Mike P. on 2016-04-18 15:28:25 (1372 views)

[News]
[California]
A study released today revealed that after testing, ten major California wines contained the chemical Glyphosate, the "active" ingredient in the popular weed killer "Roundup" by Monsanto as well as other herbicides. This does not bode well as some of the wines were actually labeled "organic."

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Stephen Colbert Reviews The Wines of Foghat Cellars

Posted by Mike P. on 2016-02-17 18:23:24 (1335 views)

[News]
[Paso Robles]
During his appearance on Thursdays "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Fred Armisen chatted with Colbert about assorted topics, including a hilarious segment where they sampled the wines produced by Foghats drummer...

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Major Study Shows Red Wine Improves Cardiovascular Health

Posted by Mike P. on 2016-01-22 10:55:35 (1477 views)

[News]
A glass of red wine every night may help people with type 2 diabetes manage their cholesterol and cardiac health, according to new findings from a two-year randomized controlled trial (RCT) led by researchers at BGU. Additionally, both red and white wine can improve sugar control, depending on alcohol metabolismgenetic profiling. In this first long-term alcohol study "Effects of Initiating Moderate Alcohol Intake on Cardiometabolic Risk in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes", just published in the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine, the researchers aimed to assess the effects and safety of initiating moderate alcohol consumption in diabetics, and sought to determine whether the type of wine matters. People with diabetes are more susceptible to developing cardiovascular diseases than the general population and have lower levels of “good” cholesterol. Despite the enormous contribution of observational studies, clinical recommendations for moderate alcohol consumption remain controversial, particularly for people with diabetes, due to lack of long-term, randomized controlled trials, which are the "holy grail" of evidence-based medicine.

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How Climate Change May Alter The Future Of Wine

Posted by Mike P. on 2015-12-17 19:58:59 (1557 views)

[News]
Global warming has its markers, such as melting ice caps and rising sea levels. Its impact on the worlds vineyards is another, lesser known issue. And so its fitting that the COP21 conference on climate change is currently being held in Paris, and that Tuesday’s topic of discussion was agriculture.

"The vine is indeed a perennial plant that allows scientists to make comparisons from one year to another," says Herve Quenol, a researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research and a scientist with the International Organization of Vine and Wine. "Also, this plant has well-defined stages of growth that are directly related to temperature, whether its budding, flowering, the formation of clusters or, of course, the harvest. The consequences on these stages have been widely visible for several years."

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Fun with wine delivery trucks

Posted by Mike P. on 2015-06-28 11:32:18 (2002 views)

[News]
An amusing image we had to share :)

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Wines Cited As Having High Arsenic Levels

Posted by Mike P. on 2015-03-23 15:48:33 (2541 views)

[News]
[California]
83 bottles of wine cited in a lawsuit this week as having dangerously high levels of arsenic came from 28 California wineries and were bottled under 31 different brand labels. Some of the labels included several different types of wine, such as merlot, chardonnay, burgundy, rose, etc.

Here is a list of the labels and wine types...

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The guide to pairing wine with halloween candy

Posted by Mike P. on 2014-10-30 06:27:03 (2894 views)

[News]
Nobody likes messing up their food and wine pairings. It can ruin your food, your friendships, and worse yet, your wine.

With Halloween just around the corner, we know you're stressing about pairing wine with candy. No worries, we've got you covered.

With this easy-to-use infographic, you can find out which wines work with which candies, so you know just the wines and candies to indulge in this October.

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More Studies Confirm Health Benefits Of Red Wine

Posted by Mike P. on 2014-09-27 14:13:00 (3135 views)

[News]
Whoever said no news is good news was wrong. Turns out drinking red wine is better for you than going to the gym! How?s that for good news? Jason Dyck and other science researchers in the University of Alberta in Canada found that red wine, nuts and grapes have a complex called resveratrol which improves heart, muscle and bone functions; the same way they?re improved when one goes to the gym. Resveratrol proved to be an effective antioxidant when tested on rodents which is why scientists are planning on testing it with diabetics. If results are positive for the benefits of the complex, patient?s heart health could be improved just as much as it does when they work out vigorously.

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How To Tell If Wine Has Gone Bad

Posted by Mike P. on 2014-06-29 12:57:41 (3354 views)

[News]

"Let The Buyer Beware!" You have heard the old adage time and time again, and sometimes a good deal really is too good to be true. Two emails caught my attention this week, so I thought I would share some wine knowledge with you.

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Oldest Wine Cellar Unearthed

Posted by perle0 on 2013-11-22 19:23:45 (4348 views)

[News]
[Israel]
A group of archaeologists digging in northern Israel announced that they have found the remains of what may be the oldest and largest wine cellar found to date, containing the remains of approximately 3,000 clay jars. Chemical analysis of the shards confirm that the wine once held in them contained some of the usual elements added to wine in the day.

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Upcoming Wine Tastings in the NOLA area

Posted by Mike P. on 2013-09-30 10:14:09 (5469 views)

[News]
More tasting events are scheduled at Martin's Wine Cellar - see the full schedule.

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New Study On Wine And Cancer

Posted by Mike P. on 2013-04-09 12:24:34 (5021 views)

[News]
The study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology was led by Polly Newcomb, head of the Cancer Prevention Program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, Seattle.

Dr Newcomb said: 'Our findings should be reassuring to women who have breast cancer because their past experience consuming alcohol will not impact their survival after diagnosis.

'This study also provides additional support for the beneficial effect of moderate alcohol consumption with respect to cardiovascular disease.'

The study was based on data from almost 23,000 women who participated in the Collaborative Breast Cancer Study, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute.

About 5,000 participants were sent a follow-up questionnaire between 1998 and 2001 about their alcohol consumption habits after diagnosis.

A glass of wine a day will NOT affect a woman's chance of beating breast cancer

Modest wine consumption can actually increase chance of survival

Cuts risk of dying from heart disease risk by 15 per cent

But beer or spirits do not have same effect, nor does heavy drinking

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Study: Climate Change Will Threaten Wine Production

Posted by Mike P. on 2013-04-09 12:19:37 (8600 views)

[News]
Vino connoisseurs, take note: Your next fine wine might come from Yellowstone or Canada. Climate change is quickly making it harder for some of the most famous wine-making regions in the Mediterranean to produce grapes, according to a new study published Monday.

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Announcing the 2012 New Orleans Food & Wine Experience

Posted by Mike P. on 2012-02-03 13:31:06 (7151 views)

[News]
[USA]
What began as a small, intimate, one-day gathering of wineries and chefs 20 years ago has grown into a grand celebration of wine and food attracting more than 10,000 people each year over a 5-day weekend, and giving back to the community through support of various organizations. The 20th Anniversary of the New Orleans Food & Wine Experience, which takes place May 22-26, 2012, includes Wine Dinners hosted by more than 30 New Orleans area restaurants; Vinola, NOWFE's premium tasting event; the Royal Street Stroll sponsored by Rouses, NOWFE's signature event, a definitive evening event set in the heart of the French Quarter; and exciting Culinary Seminars which will fill the days and nights with all things wine and food. The weekend culminates with Grand Tastings on Friday and Saturday in true grand fashion with more than 175 wineries showcasing over 1000 wines and 75 chefs serving culinary delights from our region.

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Chemicals In Red Wine Get Second Look

Posted by Mike P. on 2012-02-03 13:30:58 (6872 views)

[News]
Resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine and dark chocolate, may work differently in the body than first thought, a new study suggests.

"Resveratrol has potential as a therapy for diverse diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and heart disease," said lead study author Dr. Jay Chung, chief of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's laboratory of obesity and aging research in Bethseda, Md.

People would need to drink about 667 bottles of red wine to get a meaningful treatment dose of resveratrol, a researcher says.People would need to drink about 667 bottles of red wine to get a meaningful treatment dose of resveratrol, a researcher says.

"However, before researchers can transform resveratrol into a safe and effective medicine, they need to know exactly what it targets in cells," he added in a release.

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World's Oldest Champagne Found

Posted by perle0 on 2010-07-17 23:50:45 (6165 views)

[News]
[Europe - other]
Divers exploring a shipwreck found recently in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland had even more reason to celebrate when they found that the ship contained up to 30 bottles of what is now the world's oldest drinkable Champagne.

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Wine Spectator Honors Fake Restaurant

Posted by perle0 on 2008-08-25 18:28:56 (4811 views)

[News]
[USA]
Last week, Wine Spectator magazine, that expert voice on wine and fine dining everywhere, presented an award of excellence to Osteria L'Intrepido of Milan, Italy. And this is news why?

Only because the restaurant doesn't exist. It's just a website with a menu and a wine list. And apparently, that may be all it takes to get on WS's list of excellence.

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New: The Wine Bar at Cork & Bottle

Posted by perle0 on 2007-11-02 17:31:18 (4376 views)

[News]
[Baton Rouge]
Cork & Bottle in Baton Rouge is proud to introduce The Wine Bar @ Cork & Bottle, a fully functional wine bar featuring wine tastings, wines by the glass, wine flights, classes and much, much more.

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"Celebrate the Grape" Contest

Posted by perle0 on 2007-10-01 16:29:37 (3877 views)

[News]
[Europe - other]
The Center for Wine Origins is sponsoring a sweepstakes offering 3 trips to a European wine center.

Three grand-prize winners will win a getaway for two to Champagne, France; Porto, Portugal; or Jerez, Spain.

Simply take their little quiz on the wines of these three famous regions to enter the contest. (Looks like you don't have to be right to win.)

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Wine Store Shuffle in BR Revives Marcello's

Posted by perle0 on 2007-09-21 14:48:20 (6759 views)

[News]
[Baton Rouge]
If you think back to the days before Katrina, you may remember Marcello's Wine Market, or maybe even Marcello's Wine Warehouse, which closed down first. Well...they're baa-aack! Or at least, they're on their way.

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Elio's Sale Ongoing While Supplies Last

Posted by perle0 on 2007-09-21 14:09:36 (3903 views)

[News]
[New Orleans]
Some very nice wines are being offered at Elio's Wine Warehouse at reduced prices, starting September 21 and lasting as long as the wines do....

Beringer Private Reserve
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2002
Retail: $99.99
Sale: 79.99/750ml
450.00 case of 6

And more below....

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Some French AOC Wines a Sham?

Posted by perle0 on 2007-09-07 16:11:56 (3874 views)

[News]
[France]
According to a French consumer group, roughly one in three of all wines marketed under France's regional appellation system do not deserve it. In France's wine classification system, wines from some 470 regions are recognised as an "appellation d'origine controlee" (AOC).

These appellations are supposed to ensure that regional wines follow strict standards, such as using grapes from specific areas or only using specific grape varieties. The AOCs are intended to be marks of quality and traditional wine-making.

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Disney Dumps Rat Wine

Posted by perle0 on 2007-07-31 19:22:15 (4896 views)

[News]
[USA]
Our old pals at Disney...they're always good for being a little bit uneasy about wine, when they're not sponsoring huge tasting events themselves. So what made them think that it would be a good idea to make a wine linked to its latest animated film, Ratatouille?

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Awesome Power of Great Wine Foils Robbery

Posted by perle0 on 2007-07-16 17:28:53 (3754 views)

[News]
[USA]
So what do you do when your dinner party is winding down, and you've just broken out a very special bottle of Bordeaux for those last few close friends, and a hooded man sneaks into your back yard and puts a gun to the head of your 14-year-old daughter and threatens to shoot her unless you hand over some cash?

Why, you offer him a glass of wine, of course.

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Stay Sharp--Have a Glass!

Posted by perle0 on 2007-06-11 19:27:33 (3507 views)

[News]
[Italy]
Add one more study to the ranks showing that moderate wine-drinking is good for you. But you already knew that, didn't you? This time, a study in Italy showed that light to moderate daily wine use helps to delay the onset of dementia, that milder form of forgetfulness and confusion that can continue down into Alzheimer's.

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Wine Glasses for Sharing

Posted by perle0 on 2007-04-23 20:29:10 (3717 views)

[News]
[England]
It's always nice to share a couple of glasses of wine with a friend. But how much can you really share? Designer Jim Rokos has come up with a pair of wine glasses that ensure that you and your drinking partner truly appreciate the wonders of sharing.

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You Can't Handle the Cheese!

Posted by perle0 on 2007-04-03 00:39:48 (4078 views)

[News]
[England]
Oh, you've seen live webcams. Some of them weren't even porn...there were baby pandas to watch, Swiss Alps to check weather conditions on, even live executions in dangerous parts of the world that you really wish you hadn't seen. But you've never seen this kind of live webcam before. It's so suspenseful...so shocking...that you might just not be able to handle this much excitement.

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Martin Wine Cellar Offering Burgundy Futures

Posted by perle0 on 2007-04-03 00:03:28 (3902 views)

[News]
[New Orleans]
If it's Burgundy you're after, Martin's can help you to scratch that itch.
"Our Burgundy offer is early this year, but the excitement about the vintage was such we could not wait any longer. The wine press is already calling 2005 the greatest vintage in the modern era of Burgundy. Quantities however on many wines are very small, but our offer this year is more extensive than in the past. A salesperson at one of the stores will be happy to assist you in placing your order."

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Slimy Wet Dresses Made from Wine? Magnifique!

Posted by perle0 on 2007-03-19 14:30:22 (7295 views)

[News]
[Australia]
Yes, in case you were wondering when the armageddon would hit, here's a sign that it will soon arrive: seamless dresses created by fermenting wine. The only drawback: for now, you have to keep these garments wet, or they'll tear. That, and they look like they're made from exactly what they're made from: a bacteria-created film found collecting at the top of wine vats.

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Vending Machine Wine? We're Close!

Posted by perle0 on 2007-03-12 10:48:51 (5053 views)

[News]
[England]
Maybe you enjoy a nice glass of wine. But the hassle! Opening the bottle (screw cap for ease, of course), preparing the glassware, all that strenuous pouring...it's exhausting. Well now, if you live in the UK, you can skip all of that and go straight to drinking your low-level wine!

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The Language of Wine

Posted by perle0 on 2007-03-06 13:10:28 (3439 views)

[News]
[USA]
An article in The Capital Times of Madison, WI explores the difficulties of communicating about wine without a truly shared vocabulary. An example:

One of the biggest challenges facing wine drinkers is adequately describing the "texture" or "body" of the wine they enjoy. A wine that's medium-bodied will seem heavy to some drinkers, and light to others. For the sake of convenience, Dahl often equates the body of a specific wine with the way milk feels in the mouth.

"A light-bodied wine will feel like skim milk," she says, "while a medium-bodied wine feel more like two-percent. Wines with a heavier body are more like whole milk."

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Nanotechnology Looms: Wine Programming and More

Posted by perle0 on 2007-02-26 19:00:43 (3650 views)

[News]
[England]
Imagine the wine purchase of the future: you hand over your money (or your credit card, or your bar code tattoo), and receive a bottle of clear, tasteless, odorless liquid. When you're ready to drink it, you program the elements you want in your beverage, and wave your microwave transmitter over the bottle. Instantly, infinitesimallly small nano-capsules filled with a variety of substances release their contents into the water, creating a made-to-order wine with exactly 13.7% alcohol, the flavor of red wine but the color of white (to prevent stains), and the perfect mix of flavors you prefer in wine. They even release substances to create the perfect nose and ratchet up the levels of healthy polyphenols.

Welcome to the brave new world of nanotechnology.

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Mmmm....Chicken Wine!

Posted by perle0 on 2007-02-26 19:00:24 (3342 views)

[News]
[India]
Okay, it's not really wine. But it really does have real chicken in it!

To make this Indian traditional "chicken wine," they take a dressed chicken, remove the legs and head, make a slit in the middle and empty out the liver, intestine and the stomach. Ghee and garam masala are stuffed into it before wrapping it a fine cloth. It is then brewed in a special container called Fonshi, which is otherwise used to brew Rakhsi, the local beverage.

Half the container is filled with Janr (millet beer) and tightly closed. The contraption is then heated by placing it on a wooden fire. The Janr evaporates and condenses once it hits the upper part of the Fonshi. The condensed liquid collects inside another vessel called Odhan. This distilled fermented liquid soaks in the chicken and more Janr is added. The chiken wine or Kukhra-ko-Rakshi is ready.

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Ozone Preservative Has Multiple Benefits

Posted by perle0 on 2007-02-13 13:46:05 (3422 views)

[News]
[Spain]
Researchers in Spain have found that exposing grapes to ozone was 90% as effective as sulphur dioxide in preventing decay. This could benefit wine-drinkers who are allergic to the sulphites currently used for this purpose.

Ozone-treated grapes also contained up to four times more antioxidants, the team said in a peer-reviewed article in the Journal of the Science and Food of Agriculture.

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Sports Fans and Wine: A Natural Combo?

Posted by perle0 on 2007-02-12 12:46:17 (2885 views)

[News]
[USA]
With wine consumption steadily rising in the U.S., sports fans are doing their part to support the trend. A study by market researcher Nielsen found wine consumption among U.S. sports fans increased to $81.40 per household in 2006, which was up $14.60 from 2005.

But the increase in wine consumption wasn't evenly distributed across sports. Some sports, it seems, are more wine-friendly than others. Which sports are the wine-drinkingest of them all?

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Huge Wine Heist in CA a Sign of the Times?

Posted by perle0 on 2007-02-01 15:24:46 (4502 views)

[News]
[California]
In the affluent Silicon Valley town of Atherton, one of the most wealthiest areas in the country, a single theft of over $100,000' worth of rare and expensive wines taken from a private home has wine-lovers abuzz. Even the New York Times has taken notice.

The thieves ignored electronics, jewelry, and lesser wines to hit the basement wine cellar and zero in on the good stuff: the average value of each stolen bottle was $3000. The haul included a magnum of '59 Petrus with an estimated value of $11,000. Because of their focus on high-value bottles, it's clear that the thieves knew their wine.

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United States Drinks Itself Out of Wine Glut

Posted by perle0 on 2007-01-30 19:02:51 (2504 views)

[News]
[USA]
By consuming a record-setting 300 million cases of wine in 2006, U.S. wine-drinkers have helped to remedy a six-year glut of excessive wine supplies. This return to a more normal equilibrium of supply and demand should be good for wine-makers, but could mean slightly higher prices for wine-drinkers.

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Elio's Wines of the Week 1/8/07-1/13/07

Posted by perle0 on 2007-01-09 12:36:29 (2466 views)

[News]
[New Orleans]
This week, Elio's Wine Warehouse is offering specials on select Fetzer and Stag's Leap wines.

And is wishing you a happy new year!

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Mass Wine Streaking Nixed in China

Posted by perle0 on 2006-12-24 21:50:13 (6257 views)

[News]
[China]
Chinese wine-makers wanted to highlight a campaign against excessive packaging with a huge "nude run" in the city of Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province on Christmas Eve (now, that's a happy holidays for you). Sadly, local authorities failed to issue a permit for what would have surely been a memorable event. Apparently, they considered the event "immoral." But hey...at least they were going to screen the runners to ensure they were easy on the eyes!

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The Latest Hot Investment: Wine

Posted by perle0 on 2006-12-18 23:25:00 (2571 views)

[News]
[USA]
A recent study by economists at the University of Wyoming found that high-end wine has been an investment with very low relative risk and reliably high returns.

Looking at red Bordeaux auction prices over a period from 1996 to 2003, they found that the average annual return on investments in Bordeaux was between 7.5 percent and 9.5 percent higher than would have been predicted by factors that account for risk, making it a better investment choice than almost any other option. The best investment found in the study was the 1966 Haut-Brion, which posted an average monthly return of about 7.5 percent during their sample period. Still, 75 wines studied were found to have average monthly returns in excess of 1 percent per month.

That's one free-flowing bottle.

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Aging Wine Electronically--You Choose

Posted by perle0 on 2006-12-11 21:17:55 (3854 views)

[News]
[Japan]
The New York Times ran an article in its Magazine section discussing the creation of Hiroshi Tanaka, a Japanese inventor. It's a machine that uses electricity to "age" wine the equivalent of years of cellaring in only a few seconds. His invention uses electricity to break up the water molecules in the wine, allowing them to bond more completely with the other molecules...the ones that make wine different from water. In theory, at least, that's also what aging can take 10 to 20 years to accomplish. Tasters say that the machine can make a noticeable difference on a young, tannic wine in need of mellowing.

But there's another way....

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The Wine Diet--No, Really!

Posted by perle0 on 2006-11-29 01:54:32 (3548 views)

[News]
[England]
A researcher in England named Roger Corder is suggesting that a healthy diet should include fresh foods, especially fruits, reasonable amounts of other foods (even fatty ones), a glass or two of red wine a day, and regular consumption of dark chocolate. Finally--a diet we can all get behind!

Despite what you might think, this diet is not the product of wish fulfillment, but rather of research into longevity in Europe. Doctors have noticed that people die younger in countries that focus on beer and liquor consumption, while the longest-lived Europeans are the French. Investigating further, Professor Corder found that people living in the mountains of Sardinia, an area with the highest concentration of centenarians in Europe, ate neither a low-fat diet nor the traditional "Mediterranean diet" of seafood and olive oil. They did, however, drink wine on a regular basis.

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Freezing Temperatures Mean Ice Wine Harvest

Posted by perle0 on 2006-11-28 12:47:20 (2847 views)

[News]
[Okanagan Valley]
Looking at temperatures of -17 C (1 F), wineries in the Okanagan Valley in Canada broke out the gloves, extra socks, and thermoses of hot coffee. The conditions are perfect for ice wine, a sweet dessert wine made from frozen grapes. Unfortunately, the conditions were not perfect for harvesting, with wind chills bringing temperatures down to -27 C (-17 F), meaning that the pickers would have a chilly night in the vineyard, risking frostbite to exposed skin. However, such hardships are the norm in the high-risk, high-reward game of ice wine.

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Want More Wine Enjoyment? Try a Bath

Posted by perle0 on 2006-11-28 11:57:33 (2780 views)

[News]
[Japan]
In Japan, they've come up with a new way to celebrate the release of the Beaujolais Nouveau...bathe in it.

A hot spring spa near Mount Fuji has decided to mark the arrival of the wine (which has become a popular fad in Japan) by pouring 12 bottles a day into one of its open-air pools. Bathers enjoy trying to catch the wine as it's being poured in for a quick slurp.

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Danger, Will Robinson--That Cheese Doesn't Match

Posted by perle0 on 2006-11-23 23:59:07 (2583 views)

[News]
[Japan]
Researchers in Japan have developed a robot wine sommelier. This nifty gadget can "taste" a wine, identify it by brand and type, and suggest a good cheese or hors d'oevre to accompany it. The robot, a prototype, would currently cost as much as a car and can only be programmed to identify a few dozen wines, but that's still more than many humans can manage. It can be personalized to suit an owner's taste in wines, and can also perform other useful analysis, like determining the relative sweetness of a piece of fruit.

There are a few kinks to be worked out, though. The robot becomes less accurate once a wine has had a chance to breathe, since that process changes its chemistry somewhat. It also has an odd habit of identifying humans as prosciutto or bacon. (I suppose chemically, we're not too different, especially if we've been sweating a bit so we're nice and salty.)

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Study: Red Wine Negates Health Effects of Being Fat

Posted by perle0 on 2006-11-14 22:35:25 (3112 views)

[News]
[USA]
A new study published in Nature magazine shows that resveratrol, a substance found naturally in red wine (and to a lesser extent, white) may help the overweight to avoid some of the most common ill effects associated with excess pounds. You may still get fat, but at least you'll be fat and healthy (or sufficiently tipsy that you won't care either way).

In the study, three groups of mice were given different diets. One group ate a healthy, low-fat diet. Not surprisingly, these mice were trim and healthy.

A second group ate a high-fat diet with plenty of calories. Again not surprisingly, these mice got fat. They also suffered from many of the same ailments that obese humans are prone to, including diabetes and heart disease.

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NY Wine and Liquor Suppliers Pay Big for Payoffs

Posted by perle0 on 2006-10-31 12:37:20 (3412 views)

[News]
[New York]
A group of 15 national suppliers of wine and liquor have paid $2.3 million to settle a New York investigation into illegal use of incentives to get retailers and restaurants to favor their beverages. Apparently, these alcohol mavens geve out $9 million in rebates, gifts, etc. between 2003 and 2005 alone to encourage stocking their beverages instead of someone else's. (That's $3 million a year, folks! And you wondered why you find the same wines no matter where you shop!)

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