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$6 Grocery Wine Among the Best in the World

Malbec sold in UK subsidiary of Walmart is tops in under-$21 category

(Newser) - Have $6 laying around? You can taste some of the best wine in the world, according to "the world's largest and most influential wine competition," per the Independent . La Moneda Reserva Malbec, a Chilean wine selling for $6.29 at Asda , a British subsidiary of Walmart, received... More »

How Citrus and Red Wine Could Improve Your Sex Life

Flavonoid-rich foods come with a lower risk of erectile dysfunction

(Newser) - Up to half of all middle-aged and older men are affected by erectile dysfunction, and the answer may not be a little blue pill. Men who eat foods rich in flavonoids are less likely to suffer from the condition, and that risk is even lower if they also exercise regularly.... More »

Your Wine May Have More Alcohol Than You Think

Nearly 60% of wines tested have, on average, 0.42% more alcohol than labeled

(Newser) - If you've ever woken up surprised by how badly you feel after a couple of glasses of wine you so innocently sipped the night before, scientists may have at least a partial explanation. Reporting in the Journal of Wine Economics , University of California researchers say that among the nearly... More »

More Proof That Glass of Red Wine Is Good for You

Study finds real benefits among Type 2 diabetes patients

(Newser) - A glass of red wine a day might indeed keep the doctor away—at least that could be the case for those suffering from Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study . It suggests red wine in moderation helps patients manage cholesterol and improves cardiac health. Researchers set out to... More »

There's Arsenic in Your Red Wine

But levels aren't dangerous if considered alone

(Newser) - Red wine may help fight cancer , but it may also help bring about the disease if you don't watch your intake and diet. Scientists tested 65 US wines and found all but one contained arsenic in levels that exceed the 10 parts per billion permitted in drinking water, according... More »

How Red Wine Helps Fight Cancer

Chemical resveratrol fights adverse effects of other booze, says study

(Newser) - Overindulgence of alcohol in general may raise your risk of cancer, but a University of Colorado team explains how red wine in particular could fend that cancer off. A study published in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology says that although alcohol has been linked as a risk factor for... More »

Sipping Red Wine for Your 'Health'? It's a Myth

Resveratrol's benefits overhyped, researchers say

(Newser) - Researchers still don't know why the red wine-loving French have such low rates of heart disease despite their fatty diet—but they're now pretty sure it doesn't have much to do with an ingredient in the wine. Researchers tracked around 800 Italian villagers over nine years and... More »

White Wine Drinkers Pour With a Heavier Hand

Study found participants poured 9.2% more white than red

(Newser) - If your wine of choice is Sauvignon Blanc rather than Cabernet Sauvignon, watch out: A new study shows you're likely to serve yourself more generously. Iowa State University and Cornell researchers had study participants pour a "normal" glass of wine into a clear glass. (Normal, by the way,... More »

New Fountain of Youth: Red Wine Pills

GlaxoSmithKline developing drugs based on resveratrol

(Newser) - You've no doubt heard that drinking red wine is good for your health. But scientists and Big Pharma alike are getting excited about putting the health-boosting essence of red wine in pill form. GlaxoSmithKline is working on a slew of new pills that do just that, the Daily Mail... More »

Scientists Zero In on Red Wine's Health Secrets

Resveratrol boosts cell power, says study

(Newser) - Scientists have unlocked the mystery of a special ingredient in red wine that could increase lifespan and promote health in humans. The organic compound resveratrol aids the body by jump-starting the activity of mitochondria—the power suppliers of cells, reports the Daily Mail . Resveratrol, which occurs naturally in red wine,... More »

To Stay Slim, Try Nuts, Wine, Sleep

New studies address weight issues

(Newser) - A wealth of findings offer some new tips to keep off the pounds. Looks like tree nuts, red wine, and plenty of sleep can all help you stay fit.
  • Researchers found that nut eaters weighed less and had a lower waist circumference and BMI than those who don't eat
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Sedentary Lifestyle? You May Want to Drink Red Wine

Resveratrol helps fight side effects of sedentary lifestyle: study

(Newser) - An ingredient in red wine makes it a healthy treat for astronauts, according to a new study that could have some earth-bound implications. Scientists found that resveratrol, long considered a "healthy" ingredient in red wine, helps fight some of the negative side effects of being weightless—and possibly of... More »

Forklift Drops $1M Worth of Red Wine

Australian shiraz reduced to boozy mess

(Newser) - There's no use crying over spilled milk, but spilled wine? That's another story. Especially when it's $1 million worth. An unsteady forklift dropped a container full of fine Australian wine, smashing most of the bottles. Sparky Marquis of Mollydooker Wines tells the AP that when workers opened... More »

12 Little-Known Wines Worth Trying

You may not have heard of them, but they're 'thrilling'

(Newser) - Ready to move beyond familiar cabernet sauvignons and chardonnays? Eric Asimov of the New York Times suggests a dozen little-known but “thrilling” wines to explore:
  • Assyrtiko: This white wine grape from the volcanic island of Santorini “produces dry, deliciously minerally wines” that pair well with seafood.
  • Frappato: These
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Take the Mystery Out of the Wine List

Riesling, Oregon, Costieres de Nimes, and Kermit Lynch are your friends

(Newser) - Ordering wine in a restaurant can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. "Quit being afraid of wine!" wine blogger Nilay Gandhi writes for The Awl . "There's one truth to that wine list you're so terrified to negotiate: it's full of baloney." You can't go... More »

Forget the Gym, Ladies—Wine Makes You Thinner

Study: Women who drink red wine pack on fewer pounds

(Newser) - What women who keep slim in middle age have in common isn't a brutal gym routine or an raw-vegetable diet—it's a glass or two of wine a day. So claims a new study that followed the weight fluctuations of almost 20,000 middle-age women over 13 years and found... More »

Sorry, Weekend Boozers: Daily Drinking Is Healthier

A few glasses of certain red wines each day helps your heart

(Newser) - Every week there seems to be a new study showing how wine protects against cancer…or can kill you. The one thing most researchers seem to agree on: Red is better than white. But which red, and how much? Will Lyons tackles the question in his Wall Street Journal column,... More »

French Nailed for Selling Fake Pinot to Gallo

E and J Gallo unwittingly sold fake Red Bicyclette

(Newser) - French winemakers have been convicted in a massive scam to dupe unwitting Yanks by passing off 18 million bottles of a cheaper wine as Pinot Noir. The French producers sold the wine to major US buyer E and J Gallo for its popular Red Bicyclette brand. By calling a cheaper... More »

Spoiled Wine Used to Generate Electricity

Scientists turn wine waste into energy

(Newser) - Scientists have found a way to turn bad wine into good energy, a step, they hope, toward a new, cost-effective way to treat wastewater generated by wineries. The process, currently being tested in Napa, uses a common bacteria to turn unwanted vinegar and sugars into electricity and hydrogen. This should... More »

White Wine Hurts the Choppers

Experts recommend eating cheese to reduce effect on tooth enamel

(Newser) - White wine is a lot worse for teeth than red, according to German researchers who studied human teeth soaked in various kinds of wine. The acid content of white wines like Reisling destroys enamel much faster than reds like Rioja, say the researchers. They recommend white wine fans drink while... More »

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