Wine in moderation releases content on wine & diet

Wine in Moderation introduces information on wine and diet in www.wineinmoderation.com website. 
Wine in Moderation has updated the programme’s central website with a new section featuring relevant, science based information on wine and a balanced diet. The new website section will provide consumers with information on calories, drinking units and sugar in wine. This information is already available in six languages and will be continuously updated with more useful tools and infographics.

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Nederland | Verhoging verbruiksbelasting van alcoholvrije dranken

Verhoging verbruiksbelasting van alcoholvrije dranken

De verbruiksbelasting van alcoholvrije dranken wordt verhoogd. De tarieven voor vruchtensap, groentesap en mineraalwater (thans € 5,70 per 100 liter) en voor limonade (thans € 7,59 per 100 liter) worden vervangen door één tarief van € 8,83 per 100 liter. Ook wordt het laagste tarief van de bieraccijns met dit tarief gelijkgesteld.

Does the same wine tastes different when you’re on a plane?

Good wine on sea level, doesn’t necessarily mean that the wine is good wine at altitude level.

According to Delta’s Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson – “Your senses are dulled at altitude, making it difficult to appreciate the complex scents and flavors wine has to offer,” she said. “In addition, the lower atmospheric pressure — versus tasting on land — means those flavor molecules are jetting past your sensory receptors so fast, you miss a lot.”

http://uk.businessinsider.com/why-wine-tastes-different-on-a-plane-2015-8?r=US&IR=T

European Parliament Resolution calls for new EU Alcohol Strategy

29 April, Brussels – Today, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a Resolution calling on the European Commission to present a new EU Alcohol Strategy to tackle health harm for 2016-2022.

The European Parliament Resolution calls for a new Strategy, emphasising the importance of better labeling of alcoholic drinks including ingredients and nutritional information with special focus on calories, and the need to raise awareness across the EU of the dangers of drinking during pregnancy and drink driving.

For more information, please visit the Eurocare website.

SCREWCAP TRIUMPHS IN MATURATION TEST

A selection of top Australian wines matured under both screwcap and cork led to “ground breaking” results during a blind tasting at this week’s Vinitaly.

“These wines have the potential to break down prejudices, as this tasting has demonstrated,” commented Stelzer. He also noted that overcoming the “misconception” that screwcaps are inferior formed part of a wider challenge for Australian of building a global following for its top wines.

Reacting to the result, Venice sommelier Annie Martin-Stefannato admitted: “we will have to change our mindset”. Meanwhile Panama wine expert Fabrizio Cezzi expressed his surprise at the outcome, saying: “I did not expect that they would age so well – even better than under cork, it really surprised me.”

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PARKER: BORDEAUX PRIMEURS ‘LARGELY DEAD’

In an exclusive interview with the drinks businessearlier this month – just before Parker announced his decision to stop scoring Bordeaux en primeur – the world’s most influential wine critic said that Bordeaux had destroyed its futures market by overpricing poor vintages, and needed to be held accountable for its approach.

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Save or consume? Research suggests wine makes a poor financial investment

https://theconversation.com/just-drink-it-why-wine-investing-usually-isnt-worth-it-35713

Just drink it: why wine investing usually isn’t worth it

Investing in fine wines has become increasingly popular over the past few decades as many in the viticulture industry have promoted fermented grapes as a way to boost returns and diversify a portfolio. The rapid rise in public interest has been accompanied by a growing body of economic literature. The evidence suggests it may not be wise to buy wine as investment instead of for drinking. Investing in common stocks yield higher returns in the long run – and is less risky.

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Put a cork in it? Or maybe you prefer a screwcap?

https://theconversation.com/corks-seal-a-wines-fate-aging-under-natural-vs-synthetic-closures-35135

Corks seal a wine’s fate: aging under natural vs synthetic closures

Most foods are best as fresh as possible. I remember picking peaches at my grandfather’s ranch in Northern California and eating them on the spot. What a taste! But the exceptions to this rule are the many wines that actually need some aging to taste their best. Winemakers know this, and work to control the aging process including decisions they make about how to bottle up their product.

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