Category Archives: Science

Wine Glass Shape and Wine Colour Can Influence How Much You Pour

Researchers from Iowa State and Cornell Universities have discovered that the shape of your wine glass and colour of wine can have an unintentional effect on how much you drink. Their study found that that drinkers poured larger servings when … Continue reading

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Wine Powers More Than You Think!

I have often recharged my batteries with a decent glass of wine but now it appears that wine is actually powering a new processor at Intel! It was developed by Intel’s Interaction and Experience Research Director Genevieve Bell and the … Continue reading

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Why Can Identical Bottles of Wine From The Same Vineyard and Vintage Taste Different to One Another?

Have you ever wondered why identical bottles of wine can taste different to one another even if they are from the same vineyard and vintage? New research by Mathabatha Setati and colleagues D Jacobson, U-C Andong and F Bauer from … Continue reading

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Celestial Wine – New Wines from Mars . . . and the Moon: Essence de Lune and Extrait de Mars

You might think that wine from Mars or the Moon is a crazy publicity stunt but two world-renowned meteorite hunters from Poligny in the Jura wine region have embarked on a serious wine making adventure. Bruno Fectay and Carine Bidaut … Continue reading

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New Food Scare Implicates Wine

The press in the USA have been reporting on the news that the buttery flavouring used in microwave popcorn, Diacetyl, may trigger Alzheimer’s disease. What caught my eye is that the articles have gone on to say that Diacetyl is … Continue reading

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Wine From Out Of This World – Literally

Having written about wines inspired by the end of the word I have spotted a story about a wine at is out of this world – literally. Astronomer Ian Hutcheon has created a wine with a 4.5 billion-year vintage. Originally … Continue reading

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Is Wine Good For You . . . Or Bad?

The pros and cons of drinking wine yo-yo up and down every time a new study hits the press and it can all be very confusing. Two studies have been published recently that make my point. Marie Claire reports that … Continue reading

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Introducing the Sommelier Robot with the Electronic Tongue . . .

Well we have had Water Sommeliers, Beer Sommeliers, Tea Sommeliers and even Italian Sommelier Poilce but now we have a Robot Sommelier. The Robot Sommelier comes in the form of an electronic tongue which was created by researchers at the … Continue reading

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Could Drinking Wine Help Stop Sunburn?

The Telegraph is reporting that drinking wine or eating grapes could protect you from sunburn, according to a new study that found a chemical in the fruit can limit cell damage. The University of Barcelona and the Spanish National Research … Continue reading

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The Most Expensive White Wine in the World – 1811 Chateau d’Yquem, The Comet Vintage

A 200-year-old bottle of 1811 Chateau d’Yquem has set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s most valuable bottle of white wine, after it was sold for £75,000. The bottle was bought by wine connoisseur and private collector Christian … Continue reading

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