Ask the Farmer - Resveratrol!
Resveratrol! It is good for the heart and liver. Prevents obesity, sunburn & melanoma. It enhances chemotherapy; fights type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. It even slows down aging”. Sounds like an old western snake oil salesman’s pitch, right? Well, resveratrol - an anti-oxidant chemical compound found in wine as a result of the fermentation of the skin and seeds of winegrapes (especially reds) - is playing a big hand in research to cure or prevent the above diseases and others as well.
All About Barrels
Chris Cameron, answers the question, "What's the difference with all these barrels?" Learn about forests in Europe and how different wood characteristics are imparted into wine.
The Hills & Dells of Santa Cruz & Santa Clara
Visitors to this region can enjoy many small family owned wineries and have a better chance to meet and talk with the winemakers than in other regions. On the west side, dense redwood forests overlook the Pacific Ocean, while the east side looks down upon Santa Clara and what is known as Silicon Valley.
Ask the Farmer - Wine & Your Weight
Doggonit, I am gaining weight. It must be the wine” Well, actually you can drink wine, gain all the health benefits, and not necessarily gain weight. Wine has no fat, cholesterol, sodium, and it is low in carbohydrates. There have been many studies showing that drinking a couple of glasses a day shouldn’t cause you to gain weight.
The Rare Scheurebe Grape
Scheurebe is a white wine grape variety created by Georg Scheu in Germany in 1915 as a cross between Sylvaner and Riesling. In Austria it is known as Sämling 88 as well as Scheurebe. It is responsible for many of Germany's sweet wines and one California wine made by Joseph Phelps.