Best Healthy Wines

Red wine can be a healthy beverage if you drink moderately
Some say that no more than one or two 5-ounce glasses daily is okay because it has more polyphenol antioxidants than other alcoholic beverages. Polyphenols are known to have cardiovascular benefits, blood sugar improvement and even cancer prevention. Select those red wines that have high levels of polyphenol.


Madiran Wine For Procyanidin

The ingredient polyphenol procyanidin may provide cardiovascular benefits as it inhibits blood clots and inflammation. It relaxes and dilates blood vessels, improving blood flow. Procyanidin is the most potent polyphenol for improving cardiovascular health and is highest in the Tannat grape, according to researchers of a study published in the journal “Nature” in 2006.

According to the American Heart Association
There is insufficient evidence to recommend to people who do not drink to start drinking red wine as a protective measure for their cardiovascular health. The health benefits of red wine may be influenced by other factors such as genetics, physical activity, smoking, social life and environment. Discuss moderate drinking with your physician if you are a cardiac patient.

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WineGlass App uses CellarTracker

WineGlass Makes You an Expert Sommelier. There’s a time-tested strategy for navigating wine lists: the ol’“second cheapest” trick. But alas, as with most tricks, this one’s already been figured out.

Pick yourself up, betrayed wine (semi) enthusiasts: You’ve now got the expertise of a master sommelier at your fingertips with the WineGlass app, an iPhone app that helps you pick the best wines at any restaurant in seconds.

WineGlass App
Next time you’re out to dinner, open up WineGlass and scan the wine menu. The app runs the bottles through CellarTracker, the biggest online wine review community, and comes back with a report that’ll make you look like a regular Robert M. Parker, Jr.

WineGlass not only gives you ratings and reviews on every bottle, it also tells you pricing information (so you can see what’s marked up) and recommended food pairings (you know, for the rest of the menu).

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How To Remove Wine Bottle Cork Without Cork Screw

Every once in a while we’ll pack up a basket with cheeses, fruits, some brie and crackers etc. and select a great bottle of wine to enjoy out on a picnic or rendezvous somewhere.  One of the biggest disappointments is laying out your blanket under a nice shady tree, setting out all your goodies and suddenly realize you forgot the cork screw to open your wine.

If you ever get caught in this situation, here’s a great way to to not only open that bottle of wine and keep that special someone happy but there’s a good chance you’ll also impress the heck out of them too. I’m really glad I found this tip to share with you and I hope it comes in handy one day. Make sure you share this with your friends, we’ve all been there!

 How to open a bottle of wine… without a cork screw.

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Stages of Sparkling Wine Production

Did you know that in the 18th and 19th Centuries, a good bottle of sparkling wine could contain up to 200 grams of sugar? That’s more sugar than eating an entire box of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes! Here’s a great chart breaking down the classification and stages of different sparkling wines in regards to their overall sugar content.  The chart includes production as well as bottle placement.

Stages of Sparkling Wine Production

Infographic Courtesy of: DesignInfographics

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Cheese – Wine’s Best Friend

A cracker to clear the palate, some sweets or candy to pair with the desert wine, but it seems like cheese is the most commonly paired food that goes best with any and all wines.  Why cheese? Why not? Different cheese’s paired with the appropriate wines can accentuate the flavors in both the wine and the cheese.


The chart above will help you to determine which cheese’s go best with which white or red wines, but keep in mind that there are no rules.  Likes, taste, and desire is and always will be about personal preference.

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Wine Pairing Made Easy

This wine goes best with…

and you’ll want to have a Cabernet if you’re having…

and fish is always best served with chilled…

If you’re like me, you really have no clue what wine goes best with what food or meal unless you have an expert to tell you, or a guide to simplify the guessing and tasting game.  Now you can make Wine Pairing easy and fun.  Use this guide for pairing wine and food.

Of course it’s always ultimately about an individual’s personal experiences, choice, and taste buds. This is just an additional tool to hopefully help you determine those three preferences. Sin Sin Salute! 🙂

 

 

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Drinking Wine on a Budget

Everyone knows that wine prices can range from very low to very high.

The cheapest most inexpensive bottle of wine (which many refer to as “Two-Buck-Chuck” from Trader Joe’s) runs just a couple bucks, but the most expensive wine ever sold was a bottle of 2004 Penfolds Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon going for a purchase price of $168,000.00.

Some Master Sommelier wine sleuths gathered together and suggest some of their favorite, inexpensive, well-known wines.  They also reveal some of the tricks they use to find these affordable wines.

Drink Wine on a Budget

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All Different Types of Wine

When most people think about wine, the first types and most popular that come to mind are Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot, and Zinfandel etc. Here’s an eye opener of the variety of different wines that are available. It’s almost a certainty that you’ll discover a new type of wine after viewing this chart.

Different types of wine

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Thanks to WineFolly.com for sharing this. Check out their Wine Basics Beginners Guide.

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The New Kitchen Medicine Cabinet

This is just way too cool to not post and share. It was sent to us from a friend and though we are not sure where this home is located, the fact that it exists is really awesome. To say we are slightly jealous would be an understatement.

“As we’ve gotten older we have found that our little medicine cabinet in the bathroom is too small.  Also, we’ve learned that there are certain medicines you want to keep close for quick access.  So…. we are installing this in our kitchen.”

PS – Don’t miss the simple, old fashioned cures at the bottom.

Disease & Wine Daily dose

Allergies — Médoc 1 glass
Anemia — Graves 4 glass
Bronchitis — Bourgogne or Bordeaux > ( + sugar and cinnamon ) 3 cups
Constipation — Anjou blanc electricity . Vouvray 4 glass
Coronary arteries — Dry Champagne 4 glass
Diarrhoea — Beaujolais Nouveau 4 glass
Fever — Champagne sec 1 bottle
Heart — Burgundy , Santenay Rouge Two glass
Uric acid gout — Sancerre , Pouilly Fume 4 glass
Hypertension — Alsace , Sancerre 4 glass
Menopause — Saint Emilion 4 glass
Depression — Médoc 4 glass
Obesity — Burgundy 4 glass
Obesity — Rosé de Provence 1 bottle
Rheumatism — Champagne 4 glass
Excessive weight loss — Côte de Beaune 4 glass

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