Archive for the Tag 'Alcoholic beverage'


Wine Market Council Announces Details of 2016 Consumer Research Conference in Napa

The Wine Market Council has announced details of 2016 Consumer Research Conferences, which are taking place on Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Yountville, California. The Wine Market Council is a non-profit association of grape growers, wine producers, importers, wholesalers, and other affiliated wine businesses and organizations. This year’s conferences include the following presentations: John Gillespie, […]


Compound found in red wine causes conflicting changes in dogs’ immune systems

I just got an E-Mail, with no link to the video or any content at all, but obviously someone was very excited. So, I went looking to see if the subject title was accurate or another spammer. (I get about 250 spam emails a day. It’s exhausting to filter and delete such nonsense.) The title […]


LYTEshow replaces electrolytes after enjoying wine

LYTEshow replaces electrolytes after enjoying wine… And you deserve to know about it. Electrolytes… From Discovering Health: “Electrolyte is a “medical/scientific” term for salts, specifically ions. The term electrolyte means that this ion is electrically-charged and moves to either a negative (cathode) or positive (anode) electrode:” Continuing…. Electrolytes are important because they are what your […]


Wine & Health ~ It’s Not News Anymore, But It Continues to Make the News

I’ll never forget that cheery day, years ago, when new customers entered the tasting room. I was fresh off reading The French Paradox and couldn’t wait to share all that I’d learned. The couple stepped up to a bar, and we began to talk about wine. We got into it so much that I easily […]


What’s a Non Profit Wine Group to Do? Thoughts From an Executive Director

Weekly Holidaze Drawing: Just leave a comment on any wine-blog entry this month, to win gifts this December: As I read a wine writer’s newsletter with a story from a guest commentator, it really got me thinking… It was a story about how many wine groups there are, and it came from an outsider… not […]


Autumnal Offerings ~ Cider Apples Fermented by Farnum Hill

When people find out that I’m from Maine, the first question is always, “Do you miss it?” I used to answer that I miss “the people,” because I left all of my family and friends behind, and no amount of sunshine and Mediterranean climate can replace people. Nearly 17 years later, it’s much deeper than […]


Wine Tax Against Grape Growers Fails

This was just sent to me by Assemblymember Pedro Nava. It’s a huge relief to have someone within the Assembly watching out for wine grape growers during these very difficult economic times: Assemblymember Pedro Nava Votes Against Winery Tax Increase… Sacramento – Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara & Ventura) voted against Assembly Bill 1019, a […]