22nd February – Study Finds Not Drinking Shortens Your Life

Genetic analysis has shown that some “noble” grapes are less aristocratic than many people thought NO OENOPHILE needs reminding that grape varieties can make all the difference between divine wine and plain plonk. But the genesis of those varieties is frequently mysterious, even in Europe where … [Read more...]

20th February – Alcohol Beats Alzheimers

20th February 1673 - 1st recorded wine auction held (London) REPEAL OF THE 18TH AMENDMENT 20th February, 1933: A majority of the house had voted for the repeal of the 18th Amendment, which had prohibited the sale and distribution of all alcohol. This occurred after the entire U.S. nation had … [Read more...]

1st February – Slow News Day in the Wine World

RED WINE POLYPHENOLS BOOST VASCULAR HEALTH: RAT STUDY Dietary supplementation with polyphenols from red wine may slow the decline in vascular function associated with age, suggests a new study with rats. Animals fed red wine polyphenols were found to have less dysfunction of the endothelium – the … [Read more...]

17th December – Not Necessarily Correct News Day From An Oz Wine Perspective

Healthiest Wines Are Old World Wines - Wines made in south western France and Sardinia are better for your health than Australian, South African or US wines, scientists say. According to research conducted by Queen Mary University, London, and the University of Glasgow, tannic wines from the Nuovo … [Read more...]

12th February – Cocaine Cheaper than Wine in UK Today 2009

12 Feb 2009 - The Home Office has admitted that the street price of both cocaine and heroin has fallen by nearly half in the last ten years, making the most dangerous illegal drugs cheaper than they have ever been. Based on reports from police forces, the Home Office said that cocaine is now being … [Read more...]

1st February – Red Wine is Good for You (and Rats)

Dietary supplementation with polyphenols from red wine may slow the decline in vascular function associated with age, suggests a new study with rats. Animals fed red wine polyphenols were found to have less dysfunction of the endothelium – the cells lining blood vessels – as well as an improved … [Read more...]

17th December – French Wines Healthier than Aussie Wines????

I would seriously question this, but... Healthiest Wines Are Old World Wines - Wines made in south western France and Sardinia are better for your health than Australian, South African or US wines, scientists say. According to research conducted by Queen Mary University, London, and the … [Read more...]