The Grapevine

Wine Stories Worth Sharing – June 1, 2017

June 1st, 2017

A reality check on claims of wine’s health benefits, secrets to ordering great wine, and stories about fighting counterfeit wines and ways to decapsulate your wine. I’m not even sure that’s a word … [level-members]

The old “correlation is not causation” problem: it may not be the case that a glass of wine with dinner each night is good for your health, but that people who are able to have a glass of wine with dinner each night are a healthier group than the general population. A bummer for sure, but we’ll stick with our “medicinal” beverage regimen.

And if you’re going to be drinking wine even though it’s not a miracle cure, at least be sure you’re drinking the real thing. This CBS News piece shows the efforts being made to stamp out counterfeit wine.

Are you a “foil mohel?” Fun article encapsulating, ahem, attitudes toward capsule removal. I seem to be in the minority, as I favor twisting it off with my hands, though that can be a challenge on older bottles where the capsule may be adhered to the bottle. Be sure to click the link through to the old SNL bit. Very funny.

Finally, we have Six Secrets to Ordering Great Wine. Since it’s from the Robb Report, secret #0 might be, “Amass enough wealth to afford great wine.”