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$30, 4 bottles, bag in box, barbecue, bbq, box wine, charcoal, Deals, grill, Healthy, Inspiration, intruso, monastrell, pairing, picos de garay, pork, spain, spanish, summer, Under $30, Wine -

Barbecue Season is Here: Stock Accordingly In my lengthy experience as a backyard barbecue enthusiast I have always struggled to find the perfect match for the glorious charcoal infused fruits of my labor. Beer is always a solid choice but I want more from my meal and I want it delicious and I want it priced right. Well, this fun-time-grilling-guy has found his cookout darling.  3 Liters of Monastrell Magic   Not only fully certified Organic, this wine comes packed in a BPA free, recyclable bag-in-box that carries FOUR bottles worth of wine. Even the spigot is 100% BPA free...

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biodynamic, bordeaux, conventional farming, decanter, Diet, education, health, Healthy, illegal, Organic, pesticides, Safe Wine, science, spray, test -

Pesticides/Herbicides/Fungicides... The traditional knowledge popularized since WWII has been that you can't live without 'em. Used in all areas of agricultural production, treatment with strong and largely experimental chemicals has been status quo. Nowadays we're beginning to realize you can't live [a full, healthy, or responsible life] with 'em.  Image Courtesy: Ethicalwine.com A recent study by the EXCELL Laboratory in Bordeaux has found pesticides or fungicides in 90% of 2009 and 2010 wines tested. Ranging from a single type of chemical compound to up to nine unique chemicals, there is damning evidence of mismanagement in the vineyard.  "Vineyards represent just 3%...

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Alessandro Costantini, Exporter, italian, milan, wine, wine o'clock, wineoclock -

Alessandro Costantini, Organic Cellar Italian Exporter, hard at work with his new employees It takes great people with a lifetime of experience to source wines from a country like Italy. It's a country with more individual wine makers, regional wine denominations  dialects, and grape varietals in production than any other country in the world. Alessandro Costantini does it with style and grace. Alessandro, founder of Wine O'Clock in Milan, is our man on the ground and most trusted advisor. His experience as head of marketing for Ruffino Wines in the 1990's and 2000's gave him access to a world of wine knowledge and connections that...

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fruit flies, health, organic, pesticides, research, Ria Chhabra -

A load of new research from an unlikely source has captured the interest of scientists and health nuts around the world. Ria Chhabra, a 16 year old Sophomore Student from Texas, has been working under an SMU Professor for the past three years on what was originally a science fair project. The project studies the lives of fruit flies who live entirely on either conventional or organic diets and the results are startling.  "By nearly every measure, including fertility, stress resistance and longevity, flies that fed on organic bananas and potatoes fared better than those who dined on conventionally raised produce."...

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Clean, Mouth, Orabrush, Taste, Tongue, Tools -

Your mouth is a temple, especially in terms of wine. It's where wine goes to live, to be enjoyed, and then, to die. Maximizing that short experience with the sweet grapey nectar of the gods should be as important as choosing a good bottle.  We've know that essentially and flossing are the core essentials to a clean and healthy mouth, but they essentially leave out the tongue. Your tongue is the most important tool for enjoying wine and it gets DIRTY. This is where the Orabrush comes in. My resident hypochondriac, my younger sister, gave me one for Christmas and it has changed my tasting game...

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