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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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Biodynamic, Diet, Healthy, Histamine, Safe Wine, Sulfites -

Sulfites are a big subject of discussion in the wine world. While they're essential to winemaking and give wine its shelf life, they're demonized for wine related headaches to rashes, shortness of breath and a range of other ailments.  It's commonly thought that sulfites are the primary cause of headaches when drinking wine. This may be true for a tiny percentage of people but it's been largely disproven. Tannins, Alcohol, Latent Histamine  and even the placebo effect are all more likely culprits.  The truth is that the jury is still out on the total health effects of sulfites. They're used in...

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$30, biodynamic, Bordeaux, Casa Wallace, Deals, Gavi, Monferrato Rosso, Organic, Peybonhommes, Quintessence, spring, summer, Tenuta San Pietro -

Here's a fascinating article from Bloomberg Markets Magazine. The article explores Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, the the world's most expensive wine maker and Biodynamic property. The Burgundy Chateau is world renowned for astounding wine prices, low yields, and other worldly quality. Bottles fetch north of $15,000 and some older vintages can call for $1,000-$2,000 an OUNCE.  All of the hysteria around Romanee-Conti stems from their quality; truthful expressions of terroir, obsessive grape selection, intentionally low yields, and stringent biodynamic farming principles simply make for the best wines.  While not all of them fetch $15,000 per bottle, one thing that Biodynamic vineyards have...

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allegretti, beef, Chili, pairing, red, spring, winter -

This winter has been a wild one! From heaps of snow in the North East, Thunder Snow in Midwest, and near freezing temperatures in downtown Los Angeles, it’s been nasty one! Spring is here but winter's trying to hold on. Let's nip it in the bud with our family's favorite chilly weather chili!  This is one of my favorite recipes from my Grandmother, "Grammy". It's a snap to make, tastes better every day, and pairs beautifully with our Allegretti Rosso da Tavola from Chianti! A match made in Heaven and Italy Ingreditents: 1-1.5 Pounds Ground Beef 2 Cans Dark Kidney...

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