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Personal Wines

Wine: there's no harm in a bit of winespeak … but does it actually say anything?Wine is the last genuinely exciting consumer product on the market--the sole remaining example of a product in which infinite variety in quality is correlated with total arbitrariness in price.

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The Myth of wine lists: restaurants can offer bargain discoveriesNot all wine lists are created equal. Some aren't created at all, in fact; the wines on them are more or less distributed. By that I mean more than a few restaurateurs know heaps about food but only a pittance about wine.

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Liquid assets: thinking of investing in wine? A discerning mind is just as important as a discerning palate when considering your optionsIN THE FILM Sideways, Virginia Madsen's character describes wine as "constantly evolving and gaining complexity." Sure, but is it constantly gaining value? Is it a good investment?

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Sunset's western wine awards: a toast to our favorite people, places, and bottlesThe West has its jaw-dropping mountains, its breathtaking coastline, and its wine--some of the best in the world. Awesome human talent applied to just the right soils and climates produces the likes of elegant Willamette Valley Pinots, concentrated Napa Valley Cabs, and powerful
Dry Creek Valley Zins.

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Wild west wine: Good Pinot Noir is hard to make, but two mavericks have unlocked its secrets. Want the best Pinot? Here's where to go and what to buy—in every price range

At Au Bon Climat winery on California's Central Coast, the bottling line is rattling, forklifts are zipping here and there, and a motley crew of bartenders, Aussie winemakers, and overtalented pizza-parlor employees are perched on planks over open-top fermenters.

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Wine & Health

Wine, alcohol and health research: an in-depth look

Every month, new, valid research findings on alcohol, health and social issues are being published in peer-reviewed journals.
Buy, sell or hold: wine country real estate trends

Kendall-Jackson To Sell 900 Acres; Mondavi Puts 1,500 Acres And Two Wineries On the Market; Coppola Pays A Record $350,000 Per Acre For Napa Vineyard.
U.S. funds grant for wine/health study

In an unprecedented breakthrough, the U.S. government's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provided the first major multidisciplinary programmatic grant to study the effects of moderate wine consumption on cardiovascular health to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
Wine slightly better than beer for cardiac health

A recent article in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis determined that drinkers of wine benefit from its cardioprotective effects, more so than those who drink beer or other spirits, and wine drinkers may also live longer.
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Christmas Recipes Cakes Tarts No of Mincemeat Marzipan Tart - Christmas recipe serves: 8 calories per serving: 780 preparation time: 1 hour and chilling cooking time: 45 minutes suitable for freezing after step 4 Christmas recipe ingredients: * white flour, plain 225 g (8 oz) * salt, a pinch *.

A View Of The Mediterranean Diet Pyramid - The food pyramid we're most familiar with is based on portion size and does not take into account the different qualities of food sources.

Do you know these smart shopping tips for healthy eating - Any healthy eating plan begins at the grocery store.

The French Press Coffee Maker Connoisseur Equipment - Ask any connoisseur how he likes his coffee.

Christmas Recipes Main Dishes No of Turkey Meatballswith Cranberry - Christmas recipe serves: 4 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Calories per serving: 875 Suitable for freezing after step 3.