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What’s the Difference Between Red Wine and White Wine?

Wait a minute! That sounds like an answer from the “Stupid Questions” category on Jeopardy. Of course, the obvious answer is the color, but perhaps not so obvious is how the colors come to be. It all begins with the

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Tricks for Avoiding a Wine Headache

Nobody likes to be in pain, especially when that pain can be avoided. We certainly don’t want to deal with pain that’s caused by something as inherently enjoyable as drinking wine. Obviously, the best way to avoid a wine-induced headache

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Counting Calories: Why Red Wine Drinkers Should Not Fret

We are almost through the second month of the year, but that doesn’t mean everyone has broken their New Year’s Resolution to lose weight. That means a lot of people are watching their calories. The good news for lovers of

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10 Reasons to Pair Wine With Garlic

Ten years ago this month, we featured a recipe that is sure to appeal to anyone who loves garlic. Back then, I simply enjoyed the flavor of garlic and how it elevated so many types of food that I love

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How to Cut Calories Without Cutting Wine

This is the time of the year when we’re inundated with advertising that’s designed to make us feel bad about ourselves — under the guise of helping us feel better about ourselves. Oprah expounds on the benefits of Weight Watchers.

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Counting Calories? Have a Glass (or Two) of Wine

This is the time of the year when most of us start to count calories — and some of us have trouble counting that high! From tapping (okay, stealing from) the kids’ Halloween candy stash to scarfing down the Thanksgiving

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The Connection Between Wine and Health

Tomorrow is World Health Day, and there is good news on the health front for wine drinkers from Neurology Now magazine. Studies have observed that small amounts of wine increase levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or “good” cholesterol), and reduce

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Can Champagne Help Prevent Alzheimer’s?

According to research conducted at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, the answer to the question posed in the above headline is: it’s possible. The University of Reading is ranked among the top 1 percent of universities in

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Dealing With Hangovers — Before and After

Wine is not a beverage that one binges on. We don’t “shoot” wine, like some consume whiskey, tequila or other potent potables. Rather, most people sip wine, or enjoy it as part of a meal. As a consequence, wine hangovers

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Advice on ‘Moderation’ from an Expert

Who better to speak to the health benefits of wine than a wine producer who also works as an emergency room doctor? Food & Wine magazine’s Ray Isle introduced us to Dr. Laura Catena — who has been called “the

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