Kim O'Donnel: Hello August, goodbye summer. The only solace in the changing of the seasons is that produce is in high gear at the moment. Jewels of the earth are everywhere -- tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, stringbeans, melons, peaches, plums
Every second year thousands of wine professionals from all over the world gather at the Bordeaux-Lac center in Bordeaux, France, to attend Vinitech, the leading international exhibition for enology and viticulture.
Educated wine collectors know that it takes much more than a few racks in a room to safely preserve fine wine so that it appreciates in value. It takes knowledge of how to achieve and maintain the conditions that allow wine to age properly without spoiling.
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).
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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