Monthly Archives: November 2008

Shrimp Scampi Made Simple


     Looking for an easy-to-prepare, yet amazingly flavorful, main
dish? This one takes just 10 minutes to prepare, serves 4 to 6, and
matches beautifully with Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc.

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

The Mealybug News in Oregon Is Mixed

    A single scale insect discovered in an Oregon vineyard last month was determined by scientists at Oregon State University not to be the harmful and highly invasive pest vine mealybug.

     Although the exact species of the exemplar is yet to be defined by DNA testing, it was most likely a ground or obscure mealybug. Testing was performed in collaboration with the University of California at Berkeley.

     This does not mean that Oregon grape growers are off the hook, however. Vaughn Walton, horticultural entomologist at…

Posted in Wine Buzz

Industry Leaders Join Sharpshooter Fight

    California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura has appointed two new members to the Pierce’s Disease/Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board: Marilyn Wolf of Constellation Wines US/Robert Mondavi Woodbridge, and Jim Ledbetter of Vino Farms, the Lake County News reports.


     “Both of these candidates came very highly recommended, both by local growers and producers and by statewide industry representatives,” said Secretary Kawamura. “Marilyn and Jim share the board’s aim to improve and accelerate research efforts toward a…

Posted in Wine Buzz

Red Wine May Help Fight Breast Cancer

    A new University of Guelph study has seemingly pinpointed why consuming red grape juice or wine has the potential to help fight off breast cancer, according to a university media release.

     Professor Gopi Paliyath, of the school’s department of plant agriculture, and Professor Kelly Meckling, of its human health and nutritional sciences department, have learned polyphenols in red grapes can inhibit cancer cells from establishing by suppressing the expression of certain genes that lead to tumor development.

     The results of their research are to be…

Posted in Wine and Health
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