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The Truth About Resveratrol

Monday, July 12th, 2010

The source of red ’s benefits has been up for debate for some time now. Is it the alcohol, is it the , or is it some magical blend of all its components?

There are more and more health studies piling up showing the powerful effects of Resveratrol. As we noted over 3 years ago (The Human Elixir), there are companies, such as Sirtris, in existence specifically to synthesize this molecule into an anti-aging drug. Supposedly Resveratrol helps the production of more efficient mitochondria, whereas most antioxidants only neutralize free radicals in the system. This is like creating a more efficient engine that pollutes less vs. sequestering carbon. Beyond this, there have been numerous tests showing Resveratrol’s ability to kill forms of cancer, help with caloric restriction, increase life expectancy through diminished probability of contracting diseases like Alzheimer’s and diabetes, and many say it is the reason for the famous French Paradox. As a result of all this press and consumer awareness, the market is flooding with Resveratrol pills and supplements, claiming to extend life and end all ailments.

However, interestingly enough, there is evidence that suggests that it is not the Resveratrol that gives red wine its health benefits…

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How to Drink Enjoyably During a Recession?

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

With the way the economic status of America is heading, extra indulgences in life are far from being enjoyed. Amongst this is of course . As we all know is not cheap. If you are able to get a cheap bottle then drinker beware, for most of what is out there is not great quality. I have found myself drinking more South American and Australian. These wines, you are going to find affordability as well as drinkability. If you want a French or Italian then you just need to know what you are looking for.

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Angels, Thieves, and Winemakers

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Angels, Thieves, and Winemakers is a collection of poems by Joseph Mills with the focal point on . It takes a true lover to be able to get inside Mills head as he takes you through the themes of Religion, Life, and Relationships. Mills approaches with wit and creativity, making this an easy, quick, enjoyable read. Thankfully, he stays away from abstract ideas, which cause the world to believe that drinkers are crazy and over analytical. It is true that we are crazy but do we really need documented proof?

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Au revoir à Paris with a Cremant d’Alsace

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Crement in ParisWell my time here in is over and what better may to go than with sparkling , a Cremant d’Alsace. Cremant goes through the same process, as except there is one difference, location. In and all of Europe for that matter, wine cannot be legally called unless it is in fact from . Sparkling wines from outside in France will usually go by Cremant. Of course there are going to be slight differences in taste due to the terrior. Sparkling wine is popped during times of . This is the end of a great three months and the start of something new as I move to Long Island’s wine country.

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I chose this wine because with the unofficial start of summer Alsace is perfect. The white wines here are well known with the Rieslings and Gewurztraminers, and their sparkling wines prosper as well. Another key point is these wines are not expensive at all. Alsace is respected but it doesn’t have the same prestige as Champagne, Burgundy, or Bordeaux. This is great for you. In the US a typical bottle will be between $12 to $20. (more…)

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2006 Collioure, Appellation Collioure Controle

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

2006 Collioure, Appellation Collioure ControleWith my stay in coming to an end I decided it was time to revisit old favorites. Relaxing in parks and gardens that took complete control of my senses, walking the streets that I fell in love with, going to that local cafe or creperie that made me feel at home, and of course drinking the that expanded my palate. Taking chances is what is about. You won’t know unless you try it once. I can certainly say that there are wines I would be reluctant to try again, but of course I will because who knows, I might have caught it on a bad day. A bad day can happen to even the best

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