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Study: Moderate drinkers healthier because of lifestyle

20/05/2010 Jozef Schildermans 0

Moderate drinkers are healthier than teetotalers, but alcohol has nothing to do with it. According to a French study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition moderate drinkers are more optimistic, less stressed and leaner than teetotalers. They studied 150,000 men and women. The researchers split the group into four categories: abstainers, moderate drinkers (less than 10 grams of > Read more …

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New Pinot Noir fraud in South of France

19/05/2010 Jozef Schildermans 1

In southern France, a new case of fraud with Pinot Noir has been discovered. The chairman and director of the cooperative winery of Coursan Armissan near Narbonne will appear Friday before the criminal court of Narbonne, reports the Midi Libre. The cooperative has distributed 10,000 hectoliters of forged Pinot Noir in the French market. The cooperative also sold false Merlot, > Read more …

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2007 M. Chapoutier St. Joseph Les Granits

18/05/2010 Jozef Schildermans 0

2007 M. Chapoutier St. Joseph Les Granits – France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph (4/17/2010) Animal blood, steel, black fruit, leather and tobacco in the aromatic nose. On the palate ripe black fruit, liquorice, fruit syrup, citruslike acidity, minerals, chocolate, tobacco, … a lot of material; primary, but already quite tasty. Very balanced, also very clean. (93 pts.)

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Wine fraude in Burgundy

18/05/2010 Jozef Schildermans 0

Last year, a “well-known” vigneron from Burgundy let 2500 hectoliters of Burgundy-wine for a total value of 2.135 million euros disappear from his accounts, according to the customs authorities of Burgundy. The fraud was discovered on May 18 last year at a customs inspection of the accounts of the vigneron. The regional Director of customs reported the fraud to the > Read more …

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Suffering from allergies? Drink less wine!

07/05/2010 Jozef Schildermans 0

It’s the season of allergies. If you are currently sniveling and sneezing, trying to get through the day, it might be a good idea to abstain from wine and other alcoholic beverages, according to scientific research. The problem lies not so much with the alcohol, but with the amount of histamine in your favorite beverage. Histamine is the chemical that > Read more …

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2007 Anna Maria Abbona Dolcetto di Dogliani Papa Celso

07/05/2010 Jozef Schildermans 0

2007 Anna Maria Abbona Dolcetto di Dogliani Papa Celso – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Dolcetto di Dogliani (4/3/2010) Sour cherries, milk chocolate, violets and a whiff of alcohol on the subdued nose. The palate is dominated by cherry fruit and other red berry fruit, refreshed by cherry-like acidity and supported by sweet spices and a hint of chocolate. Fresh and tasty. > Read more …