Wine kills germs that cause sore throats and dental plaque, says awesome study


Yet another reason to pour yourself a glass.

We already know that wine is one of the greatest things in life, but did you know that it could actually keep you from getting sick? Yup, apparently wine is a fantastic disinfectant for bad mouth germs, which is just another reason why we should all be drinking more of the good stuff.

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7 things you didn’t know the world was running out of

Helium is a highly necessary commodity in the modern world.

Almost everyday we are told about the unsustainable pressure we’re putting on our natural resources. And while it prompts visions of oil, fresh water, and coal, you’d be surprised at how many of our creature comfort commodities are dwindling just as quickly.

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Scientists develop ‘electronic tongue’ to rival sommeliers in wine tasting

wine tasting

The ‘electronic tongue’ may have a commercial use and could eventually replace the teams of experts needed in each bodega.

Spanish scientists have developed an “electronic tongue” that promises to rival the work of the traditional sommelier and identify different grades of the Spanish sparkling wine, cava. The electronic device has been developed by the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) and uses electronic sensory systems with “advanced mathematical procedures” to analyse different varieties of the Catalan alternative to champagne according to taste.


The Taste Test – Expensive and Inexpensive Wines Taste the Same


The Taste Test

University of Hertfordshire Psychologist Prof Richard Wiseman has revealed the results of The Taste Test.  The Taste Test is a large-scale experiment to discover whether expensive wines are good value for money. The experiment involved over 400 members of the public tasting either an expensive or inexpensive wine.   Then they tried to tell which was which.  The experiment was carried out as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.


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Self-Service Wine Pumps Coming to U.S. Supermarkets


The 500-liter Self-Serve Wine Vendor.

It seems like we get everything from automated vending kiosks these days, from cash to DVDs to postal service to gasoline. The French have simply taken the next logical step. Putting a modern (and greener) spin on an old way of doing business, a French vendor has begun selling wine by volume from 500- and 1,000-liter vending pumps in French supermarkets. All customers need is a container.


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Health Concerns Impact Alcohol Consumption


Wine is generally perceived as a healthier alcoholic drink.

Health concerns have impacted alcohol consumption in Europe with perhead consumption peaking in 1975 and falling subseuently. Boozing has fallen in France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, the UK, as well as Japan and many other countries. The trend is likely to continue for the next five years according to a new report, “Innovations in Healthier Alcohol Drinks: Healthy Positioning Strategies, Case Studies and Future Opportunities” released by Research and Markets.

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