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Archive - April 2015

Keep Drinking Your Favorite California Wines

We here at Winedom are not scientists, but it’s likely you can believe us when we say that the chances of you dying of arsenic poisoning from drinking California wines are about as likely as being visited by a unicorn this evening. So what’s all the fuss about?

What it comes down to is a pretty basic business plan. Yes, a simple business plan. We’ll get to that later on – for now, let’s look at the current fear around wines. Where did it come from? Why hasn’t anything happened? And how come none of us have yet ended up hospitalized, or worse, due to our exposure to arsenic?

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Good News, You Probably Dont Have A Sulphite Allergy

Food allergies are a terrifying thing – the idea of a child’s throat swelling up from touching a desk where a peanut butter sandwich previously sat, or going into anaphylaxis from a bee sting at recess – but research is showing that the “sulphite allergy” many people assume they have is likely not the case.

For decades, wines in America (and for a lesser time, wines in Europe) have come with a notice stating that they contain sulphites. Sulphites are an organic salt released as a byproduct during fermentation. Many wine drinkers lament that they cannot enjoy a glass of red due to a sulphite allergy or that they have to stop after one glass in order to avoid a headache from the sulphites. Some will ask sommeliers for sulfite-free wines. These wines do not exist. The good news? Chances are that sulfite allergy is not actually a sulphite allergy.

Here are five things most people don’t know about sulphites and sulfite allergies and the truth behind why many people think they have one:

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Wine And The Fight Against Alzheimer’s

As Easter and Passover approach in the Christian and Jewish faiths, some interesting information is being discovered about Israeli wine and its possible role in helping find a cure for Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s, a progressive disease that destroys memory and impairs other brain function, is a crippling disease that has had a tremendous impact on families as they watched their loved ones slip into its grips. It turns out that Resveratrol, a compound found in grapes that scientists have found to fight acne and some believe to have benefits from anti-aging to cancer prevention, may also hold the key to helping fight Alzheimer’s. This isn’t too much of a surprise considering recent studies showing that red wine can help improve seniors’ memory.

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