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Resveratrol, Procyanidins and Sirtuins

Now most of us know that feeding worms enormous amounts of resveratrol (an antioxidant found mostly in red wine), not only extends their lives dramatically, but also increases their activity level, etc. The only problem seems to be that to obtain the same amount of resveratrol for a human, it would take several cases of Read more…

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Pretty and Pink from the Penedes

The Penedes wine region in the Spanish province of Catalonia is that nation’s epicenter of art, literature, philosophy, gastronomy and culture.  More importantly, for wine drinkers, it’s where Spain’s famed cavas are made. Cavas, named for the caves within which they are aged.  I recommend the Marques de Monistrol MPX Brut Rose’ Cava. While this Read more…

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The Power of Diversity

Only a few wineries consistently produce a wide variety of great wines at great prices year after year.  One to mention is the Peter Lehmann Winery, in Australia’s Barossa Valley. Given my affinity for red blends, it’s no surprise that I’ve been a huge fan of Lehmann’s Clancy’s for many years. A bold, robust mix Read more…

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Al Lageder Rocks

Last week I had the great pleasure of meeting Alois Lageder, famed Italian winemaker.  He makes over 20 different wines in the highlands of the Dolomites. He carefully chooses which grape will be planted at which particular site, reaching such decisions by considering the whole terroir, the complex and total array of all of the Read more…

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Plumbing the Depths

Sometimes when you’re clutching at straws, desperate to find something real to grab hold of, you fall flat on your face. You want a sure-shot fancy-schmancy respectable sparkling representation of a wine, but you’re unwilling to pony up for fine French Champagne. There’s lots of ersatz bubbles out there misrepresenting itself as Champagne.  In fact, Read more…

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Go for the Gold

While the trend in California chardonnays is towards more tropically flavored wines, featuring dominant pineapple/mango/guava/citrus notes, the big trophy chardonnays still reign supreme. Think Kistler, Far Niente, Newton Unfiltered, Grgich Hills, Rombauer, Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch.  On the other end of the spectrum are the “new chardonnays” of Central and Southern California.  Many chardonnays, especially from Read more…

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