Strange Carafes by Etienne Meneau


Wanting to keep warm, people prefer to drink mulled wine, it is believed that red wine is good and warms the blood and does not freeze. Perhaps these associations, as well as performance, such as hot red wine slowly diverges through the veins and blood vessels, giving the body heat, and the head – lightness, … Continue reading

Discovering the Tastes


RED BARBERA plummy and cherryish undertones of sweet vanilla The high-in-acid BARBERA grape of north-western Italy is a chameleon-like grape which changes considerably according to yield. As an everyday variety, it is a juicy glugger but it can metapmorphose into a concentrated, rich, plummy and cherryish wine with undertones of sweet vanilla and spice when … Continue reading

How Red Wine May Shield Brain from Stroke Damage


Two hours after feeding mice a single modest dose of resveratrol, a compound found in the skins and seeds of red grapes, the scientists induced an ischemic stroke by essentially cutting off blood supply to the animals’ brains. They found that the animals that had preventively ingested the resveratrol suffered significantly less brain damage than … Continue reading

The unfathomable set of rules for wine


Wine, perhaps more than any other perishable consumer good, is hidebound by an often unfathomable set of rules. By far the largest reader response was received for an article which suggested that we chill our wines too much. In the height of summer, it can get stiflingly hot and one craves a chilled glass of … Continue reading


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