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  • Drinking an extra glass of wine 'will shorten your life by 30 minutes'

    04/13/2018 4:37:45 AM PDT · by vannrox · 121 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Fri 13 Apr 2018 07.09 BST First published on Thu 12 Apr 2018 23.30 BST | Sarah Boseley Health editor
    Drinking will shorten your life, according to a study that suggests every glass of wine or pint of beer over the daily recommended limit will cut half an hour from the expected lifespan of a 40-year-old. Those who think a glass of red wine every evening will help keep the heart healthy will be dismayed. The paper, published in the Lancet medical journal, says five standard 175ml glasses of wine or five pints a week is the upper safe limit – about 100g of alcohol, or 12.5 units in total. More than that raises the risk of stroke, fatal aneurysm...
  • Basketball Launches The Stoudemire Wines Collection, Featuring Wine Produced in Israel

    Amar’e Stoudemire is both a big-time Israel supporter and big-time basketball legend. Amar’e Stoudemire has been an NBA (National Basketball Association) All-Star 6 times during his basketball career in the United States. Stoudemire, a US citizen, signed a 2-year contract with Jerusalem’s basketball team Hapoel, in 2016. At a press conference before the basketball star headed to Israel he said, “The Scripture speaks about Jerusalem as a holy place, and I can feel that whenever I’m in the city.” During his first season with Hapoel he helped his team win the Israeli Basketball League Cup by beating the rival Maccabi...
  • World’s earliest evidence of wine-making found in Georgia

    11/14/2017 6:38:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | November 14, 2017 | Staff
    he world's earliest evidence of grape wine-making has been detected in 8,000-year-old pottery jars unearthed in Georgia, making the tradition almost 1,000 years older than previously thought, researchers said Monday. Before, the oldest chemical evidence of wine in the Near East dated to 5,400-5,000 BC (about 7,000 years ago) and was from the Zagros Mountains of Iran, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a peer-reviewed US journal.
  • Wine Country Fires Leave Undocumented Workers Searching for Aid, Hope

    10/30/2017 9:29:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 30, 2017 | By Gabriel Thompson
    By 11 o’clock in the morning, as smoke billowed down a nearby hillside, Tesorito began to wonder if he ought to be in the vineyards. It was Monday, October 9, and he was harvesting wine grapes near the town of Sonoma. “My rent’s due soon and I don’t have it,” Tesorito told me. The 37-year-old is short and stocky, with broad shoulders and callused hands. Lalo is 58, though he looks at least 10 years younger. Collectively, the friends have spent more than two decades in California’s famed Wine Country, part of an immigrant workforce that props up the state’s...
  • Multiple Fires Burn In Sonoma County, Napa County; Evacuations Ordered

    10/09/2017 7:07:09 AM PDT · by exDemMom · 68 replies
    Fridley Patch ^ | 10/9/17 | Maggie Avants
    SONOMA COUNTY, CA — Multiple wildfires were burning early Monday in Sonoma and Napa counties, threatening homes and businesses and prompting mass evacuations as well as school cancellations and power outages. A fire in Santa Rosa crossed Highway 101 at about 2 a.m. and ignited structures west of the freeway in the area of Kohl's Department Store on Hopper Avenue, according to the Santa Rosa Police Department.
  • Napa wine tour operator killed by police on I-80 in Emeryville

    09/29/2017 8:19:06 AM PDT · by ptsal · 15 replies
    Napa Valley Registrer ^ | Sept 28, 2017 | Registrer Staff
    A man who died after exchanging gunfire with police officers on Interstate 80 in Emeryville on Wednesday has been identified as 45-year-old Demilo Hodge, owner of Excursion Limousine Service based in Napa. Hodge grew up in the Bay Area and owned and managed the Executive Excursion Limousine Service, offering wine tours in the Napa and Sonoma areas.*snip*Hodge was wanted in connection with the killing of 68-year-old William Freeman in the 800 block of Sunset Court in Fairfield on Dec. 10, 2015, according to Fairfield police.
  • Wine maven Kurniawan, convicted of fraud, loses bid for freedom

    09/19/2017 4:08:15 PM PDT · by ptsal · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept 18, 2017 | Jonathan Stempel
    *snip*The convicted Indonesian wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan on Monday failed to persuade a U.S. judge to set aside his 10-year prison term for counterfeiting an estimated $30 million of wine. ...Judge Richard Berman rejected Kurniawan’s argument that his trial lawyers represented him ineffectively by failing to demand hearings to suppress evidence ...The Manhattan judge said he would not second-guess the lawyers’ “strategic decision” not to demand hearings...
  • Researchers Discover Italy’s Oldest Wine in Sicilian Cave

    09/03/2017 5:30:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Residue from pots found in a Sicilian cave show grape wine was produced 3,000 years earlier than thought 6,000-year-old wine storage jars found in a Sicilian cave. (Dr. Davide Tanasi, University of South Florida) By Jason Daley SMITHSONIAN.COM AUGUST 31, 2017 99024091.3K Barolo, Barbaresco, Brunello—Italian wines are some of the best in the world. And there’s a reason for that: They've been making it for thousands of years. Now, a new find suggests they've been at it even longer than people thought. As Lorenzo Tondo at The Guardian reports, researchers have found traces of 6,000-year-old wine in a Sicilian cave....
  • A Wine Snob Gives Boxed Vino a Try and (Kind of) Likes It

    08/20/2017 10:20:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    It will not surprise you to know that I am a wine snob. I can't help it. It just goes with the territory. But being a snob does not mean that I am not willing to expand my horizons from time to time and try something about which I may have preconceived notions. Lately, I've been hearing a lot of good things about boxed wine - not all boxed wine, mind you. There are certain brands you won't find in my fridge anytime soon. But certain reputable producers are funneling their wine into 3-liter bag-in-box packaging instead of bottles, and...
  • Napa County receives $250,000 from state for farmworker housin

    06/30/2017 7:59:55 AM PDT · by ptsal · 14 replies
    Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed a state budget that includes $250,000 that Napa County has long sought to help keep its farmworker housing program financially afloat. Napa County has three migrant farmworker centers that house a total of 180 men. Money for operations comes largely from a $10-per-acre annual assessment on vineyards and $13-a-day rent paid by lodgers. ==== That one-time state contribution of $250,000 will allow the county to catch up on maintenance and capital improvements at the centers, county Supervisor Alfredo Pedroza said.
  • Even moderate drinking could harm the brain

    06/07/2017 12:42:36 PM PDT · by Mariner · 115 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 7th, 2017 | By ASHLEY WELCH
    Heavy drinking can lead to a number of serious health problems, including increased risk of cancer, heart disease, and dementia, but consuming even moderate levels of alcohol could be dangerous, as well, new research suggests. The study, published in The BMJ, finds that moderate drinkers were three times more likely to experience a decline in mental skills than people who drank no alcohol at all. For the study, researchers analyzed data on weekly alcohol intake in 550 healthy British men and women over a period of 30 years. The participants had an average age of 43 at the start of...
  • Wine 2.0 Released, Lets You Run Microsoft Office 2013 on Linux

    01/24/2017 1:26:33 PM PST · by markomalley · 75 replies
    OMGUbuntu! ^ | 1/24/17 | Joey Sneddon
    A brand new stable release of Wine, the Windows compatibility programme, is now available to download.Wine 2.0 — yes, 2.0 — follows more than a year of development effort and marks the start of a new timed-based release cadence.Various miscellaneous changes make up Wine 2.0, ranging from support for Unicode 9.0; better HiDPI scaling; improved clipboard behaviour; an updated Gecko engine; and adjustments to joystick button mapping and force feedback effects.For gamers Wine 2.0 implements, fixes and polishes a slew of Direct3D 10/11 features, including more shader instructions, sRGB read/write support, array textures and so on, plus there are tweaks to DirectX support.On the audio side...
  • Wine country looking more like cannabis country in California

    05/11/2017 9:58:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 11, 2017 | BY ANGELA HART
    The grapevines that line rolling hillsides and sweeping valleys in Northern California’s wine country have become iconic – a symbol of the region’s rustic charm that helped California earn its reputation as a world-class wine and food destination. But winegrapes have new competition: weed. California’s legalization of recreational marijuana has led to the beginning of a major transformation of wine country. It’s been just seven months, but already investors are snapping up property where wine was once produced. Vineyard operators are developing expertise in cannabis cultivation. New, specialty marijuana businesses are sprouting up in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. And farmers...
  • The wine industry’s battle with climate change

    05/01/2017 9:30:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    High Country News ^ | May 1, 2017 | by Emily Benson
    Winery owner Brent Helleckson’s hands flew among his budding grapevines, pruning off bits of cane as a spring breeze ruffled the plastic tape keeping the vines trellised to wires. On the other side of Western Colorado’s North Fork Valley, snow lingered on mountain peaks, a reminder of the wintery weather that circumscribes the vineyard’s operations. “In theory we’re done with frost now,” Helleckson said. “But I wouldn’t bet on it.” In a warming West, areas where wine grapes are growing at the limit of their cold tolerance may see a respite from frigid, plant-damaging winters. Warmer areas, meanwhile, including parts...
  • Wine bar owners sue Trump over unfair competition from his Washington hotel

    03/10/2017 7:22:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 9, 2017 | Joseph Tanfani
    The owners of a Washington wine bar have sued President Trump over what they claim is unfair competition, saying he is using the power of the presidency to lure business to his luxury hotel near the White House. The action, filed in District of Columbia Superior Court late Wednesday, is the latest legal attempt to pressure Trump over the unprecedented potential conflicts presented by his worldwide business holdings — including the Trump International Hotel, in a former Post Office building that Trump is leasing from the federal government.
  • A Boycott of Wegmans for Selling Trump’s Wine Has Seriously Backfired

    02/18/2017 11:28:47 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 39 replies
    Grub Street ^ | February 17, 2017 | Clint Rainey
    Earlier this week, Wegmans became the latest company to face a backlash for carrying Trump-owned products. The supermarket chain sells five different Trump Winery wines at its ten stores in Virginia, where the vineyard is located, and a local chapter of the National Organization for Women called on its notoriously loyal fanbase to boycott Wegmans unless it agreed to remove the products from stores statewide. The company responded that it bases inventory “solely on how well [a product] sells,” and welcomed shoppers to “demonstrate their convictions.” Seeing that as an encouraging sign, a group called Stop Trump Wine materialized with...
  • Stores around Washington selling out of Trump Wine

    02/15/2017 8:48:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/17 | Judy Kurtz
    There’s a run on Trump Wine, with stores in the Washington region selling out of bottles bearing the president’s name. Mike Mackie, co-owner of The Wine Cabinet in Reston, Va., says the brand is flying off his store shelves quicker than he can restock it for multiple reasons.
  • Feminists Boost Sales of Trump Wine in Virginia at Wegmans

    02/17/2017 10:59:14 AM PST · by Mozilla · 21 replies
    Daily Headlines ^ | 2/17/17 | By Steven H Ahle
    The popular grocery chain, Wegmans has ten stores in Virginia, where feminists are pushing a boycott of Trump wines and Wegmans for selling it. But don’t expect Wegmans to fold anytime soon. Since the boycott began the sale of Trump Wines has skyrocketed. Two stores are totally out and the other eight are almost totally out and Wegmans warehouse does not have a single case left.
  • Wegmans facing boycotts for carrying Trump products

    02/17/2017 5:55:22 AM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Syracuse Post Standard ^ | 2/17/17 | Geoff Herbert
    Wegmans is consistently named one of the best companies to work for, recently scored the second-best corporate reputation in America, and has had a cult following among fans for years.So why are customers suddenly threatening to boycott the Rochester-based grocery store chain?The Democrat & Chronicle reports Wegmans is facing boycotts for carrying products with President Donald Trump's name on them. The company has 10 locations in Virginia that sell bottles from the Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Va., drawing the ire of the National Organization for Women and other groups."Certainly if Wegmans is carrying Trump wines, I personally will not shop there," Terry O'Neill,...
  • Wegmans faces boycott over Trump wines

    02/15/2017 1:28:39 PM PST · by detective · 26 replies
    MSN Money ^ | February 15, 2017 | Todd Clausen
    Wegmans Food Markets is the latest retailer to face political pressure for carrying products connected to President Donald Trump. The Gates-based grocer is being called on to remove Trump Winery products from its Virginia stores, where it sells 237 different wines from 58 wineries in that state. The Stop Trump Wine group has asked Virginians to boycott grocers, retailers, restaurants and other organizations doing business with Trump Winery.