Archive for the ‘Health and Wine’ Category

Jul 4, 2007

The Battle To Define Down the Meaning of Abuse

A new study shows that at some time in their lives "30.3 percent of adults have abused alcohol or suffered from alcoholism at some point in their lives." That’s all? Just 3 in 10 have abused alcohol? I find that hard to believe. But wait, what does "abuse" mean? According to those who wrote up the study over at the  "National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism", the term "abuse" is defined as "those whose excessive drinking leads to personal…

Mar 8, 2007

Pitching Advertising Services to Ernest Gallo

When I was growing up mine was a "Sebastiani House", rather than a "Gallo House". That’s not to say my mother and father were wine drinkers, but just that the jug of wine my mother always kept on hand was Sebastiani. However, there are some people, many people (millions?) in fact, that were and are "Gallo Homes". I suspect its not just the folks in the wine industry who stopped for a moment of reflection at the news that Ernest…

Mar 5, 2007

Does A God Of White Grapes Exist?

What is moral?Does free will exist?Is there a God?Why are there white grapes? Thanks to geneticists it seems we have an answer to the last question. But I wouldn’t be surprised if it was geneticists that answered the first three questions, with perhaps a little help from theoretical physicists. According to research conducted by CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) white grapes developed 1000s of years ago only after the rare occurrence of two genes having mutated to create…

Dec 6, 2006

The Wine News I’ve Been Waiting For

THIS is the information I’ve been waiting for. Wine Business.com reports that sales of red wine have increased significantly since the release of the results of a Harvard study that demonstrates that out of shape mice fed high doses of Resveratrol don’t seem to suffer from their unfit state. Resveratrol is a naturally occurring compound found in grapes and wine. The report of this study showed up EVERYWHERE, including the high circulation newspapers and magazines. It follows a more than…