Mass merchants press for wine every day: consumers respond to bargains on every levelMass-market retailers continue to popularize wine in the United States even if U.S. imbibers still don't consume wine in the everyday way many Europeans do. Yet, from dollar stores to warehouse clubs, they are making wine more affordable, convenient and comfortable to buy.

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The full fruit of red Burgundy is ideal with the flavours of late summer - wine clubAs the summer ends, the question of the vegetable patch acquires a new urgency. What do you do with those crafty French courgettes that hid beneath the leaves long enough to become coarse English marrows?

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Wine: from port to Pinot Noir, Waitrose caters to every shade of middle-class tasteLike cyclists, hunt-followers and Wagnerians, wine merchants share an inscrutable solidarity and a defiance of the surrounding culture. Their competition is genial

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Wine Club 101I'd been selling wine for almost 20 years before it finally hit me, like a ton of bricks, that very few of my female friends knew anything about wine," remembers Cecile Giannangeli. This owner of shops in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and McLean, Virginia, decided it was time for a change. The solution?

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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.