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 processor is powered by a glass of red wine with two electrodes in it that … Read more

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 Stellenbosch University, South Africa, may have the answer. Their research, The Vineyard Yeast Microbiome, a Mixed Model … Read more

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 also used in some wines. The news comes from a study by the University of Minnesota drug-design expert … Read more

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 a “Glass of Wine a Day Could Increase Breast Cancer Risk” and the Daily Mail reports that “Red Wine Ingredient Protects Against … Read more

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 Council (CSIC) looked at the chemical reaction in the skin when hit by UV rays from the … Read more

Can Drinking Wine Help You Think Better?

A Norwegian study has found that light to moderate wine consumption was associated with better cognitive function. – in other words a glass of wine a few times a week could keep your brain in trim! The research in the Tromsø Study in northern Norway, published in Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, studied the drinking habits of 5,033 … Read more

Nano Wine

Have you ever wanted to turn water into wine? Believe it or not the technology is available to do so. It sounds like something from Star Trek but Nanotechnology is at our doorstep.  Nanotechnology is the precision engineering of substances at molecular and atomic level. The Observer and The Guardian ( have recently reported on … Read more