Many of us knew and loved Morley Safer of 60 Minutes fame who died in 2016. What you might not remember is what a fan he was of wine and how his love of wine contributed to America’s love of, or at least consumption of, wine. In this article, I’ll review Morley Safer’s wonderful wine stories. [Read more…]
Pop open a bottle of Champagne or Sparkling Wine, and you’re in for two treats. First, you get the incredibly fun, celebratory experience of drinking bubbly. Second, you get the health benefits of Champagne. Really? Really!
I always get happy when I read stories about wine’s health benefits. Two recent articles inspired me to look for more healthy wine news. I hope you enjoy what I found.
I just read an article about the sad fact that Mavericks player Amar’e Stoudemire is no longer taking wine baths. According to the NY Daily News, his 40-minutes baths — a mixture of red wine and water — were “a rejuvenation … [allowing him to] create more circulation in [his] red blood cells.” A red wine bath? I was intrigued. So I did some serious googling to learn more. [Read more…]
Today’s topic is Asian Flush, the experience many Asians (and a handful of non-Asians) get when drinking wine or other alcoholic beverages. Asian Flush is that very uncomfortable feeling of extreme heat and redness that is something other than a hot flash ☺
I can remember being at a party in my early 20s and having my Asian friend Ken lodge himself into the freezer to cool off. We all got a kick out of seeing him do this, and we talk about the experience even to this day.
But why did Ken need to get into the freezer? That is the big question. [Read more…]