Are sulfites good for wine? Yes. Are sulfites responsible for wine headaches? No. Are sulfites the cause of allergic reactions to wine? No, science has yet to prove otherwise. Once we understand what is known about sulfites and its love affair with wine, hopefully it will allay our fears of labeling protocol, as we frolic […]
According to the CDC, we’re currently in the middle of one of the worst cold and flu seasons in recent memory. Chances are, you or someone you know has the bug right now, and since this year’s strain of the flu vaccine doesn’t seem to be helping all that much, you’re probably looking for relief […]
Now is always the time that our typical holiday overconsumption guilt sets in. We start to question whether or not those few extra drinks were really necessary during that rousing New Year’s Eve party, and what damage we did to our bodies while eating all that turkey, ham or Chinese food during Christmas.
Vin Tonique Mariani à la Coca de Peroum, known simply as Vin Mariani, was a ’tonic wine’ that debuted in 1863 and shortly thereafter became a worldwide sensation. Invented by French chemist Angelo Mariani, who hailed from Corsica, the tonic came about due to his fascination with Paolo Mantegazza’s recent studies of the coca plant […]
A headache can bring a screeching halt to an enjoyable evening, and, as we’re clearly in favor of imbibing, we feel it’s our duty to not only aid you in preventing these headaches, but also cure them once they begin. Before we go over potential cures, however, we want to clear up one common misconception […]
More great news for wine drinkers! In a recent study conducted by researchers from Brock University and McMaster University in Ontario, it was found that both red and white wines halted the spread of lung cancer. And if you happen to have a preference for red wine, there is even more to be happy about, […]
I have the hardest time sitting still. In fact, relaxing makes me anxious. It’s been true my whole life and I guess in the long run it’s worked out just fine. I tend to justify it as “productivity.” But through it all I’ve found that there’s always one place, one situation, one continuing memory that […]
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to give up or cut back on one’s alcohol intake. If you have a serious alcohol abuse problem, that’s definitely a good idea. For the rest of us, it’s a bit more complicated.