Who’s Your Daddy?: Nebbiolo

For this edition of “Who’s Your Daddy?”, we’ll be taking a closer look at the Italian grape, Nebbiolo. http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/rcaucino/rcaucino0709/rcaucino070900007/1565343-big-red-grapes-wainting-for-the-harvest-nebbiolo-variety-italian-vineyards.jpg Nebbiolo, which sometimes goes by the names Spanna, Picutener, or Chiavennsaca, is an Italian grape variety that most often comes from…

Red Wine: The New Midol?

Sticking with the theme of women’s health for the week, today’s post reviews an article that was recently published in the journal, Endocrinology, by a group of researchers in China led by Shih-Min Hsia.  Using a rat model, the group…

Light Drinking During Pregnancy Does Not Impair Socioemotional or Cognitive Abilities of Children

http://www.primehealthchannel.com/ wp-content/uploads/ 2010/12/Fetal-Alcohol-Syndrome-picture.jpg It has been well documented that drinking alcohol heavily during pregnancy can have dangerous consequences to the developing fetus and throughout the life of the child.  These consequences include fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), which may develop…

Who’s Your Daddy?: Sangiovese

Happy Monday to you all!  Since I am finishing up writing a rather research- and labor-intensive guest post on another site (I’ll post the link once it’s live!), I’m going to start the week off lightly on The Academic Wino. …

Grape Residues or Pomace as a Meat Preservative?

Today’s post looks at the remnants of grape bits that might otherwise be tossed away after pressing, and one possible new use for them. So, wine industry residues:  can they be used as a meat preservative?  (eww?) http://media21.onsugar.com/files/2011/01/04/2/192/1922195/05e4ca2929eb3874_chicktn.larger/i/ Fresh-Chicken-Better-Than-Packaged-Other-Food-News-From-Web.jpg Meat…