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Headaches By the Glass: Why Wine Isn’t Always a Pleasure (Globe article)

Wine drinking allergy sufferers there’s hope! I found this article in the Globe and Mail written by Beppi Crosarial the resident wine monger there.

“Wine is synonymous with pleasure, yet it’s a source of pain for many frustrated drinkers. Allergic reactions, including headaches, skin rashes and runny noses, affect as many as 8 per cent of wine drinkers, according to some estimates.

Now, recent news out of Denmark could spell hope for many sufferers. Scientists have isolated molecules in wine that may be the source of a large number of these allergies. And here’s the twist. They are substances unrelated to such usual – and often falsely accused – suspects as sulphites, tannins and pesticides. The discovery could lead to new winemaking techniques that would reduce or remove the culprit molecules, ushering in an era of headache-free merlots and pinot grigios for those with sensitivities. Continue reading

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What a smart idea! Whole Foods First Ever Twitter Wine Tasting

I just read Mashable which listed Whole Foods along with Starbucks (History Channel and a few others as well) as being at the forefront of using social media to create conversation and drive sales. I LOVE this idea….and will be tweeting and tasting!

Whole Foods Market® unwraps its Top 10 Holiday Wines

AUSTIN, TX (Nov. 4, 2010) – ‘Tis the season to stock up on your favorite sparklers, winter whites and ripe reds to take the winter chill off without breaking the holiday budget. Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFMI) has once again scoured the wine world to find some of the best wines for around $20 or less for its Top 10 Holiday Wines program.

Whole Foods Market invites shoppers and wine enthusiasts to taste and tweet some holiday cheer during its first-ever Twitter Tasting on Wednesday, November 17.  Starting at 7 p.m. EST, national wine buyers Doug Bell and Geof Ryan will taste six wines from the Top 10 Holiday Wine list, providing tasting notes and insights about the wineries and winemakers.  In addition, Whole Foods Market and Snooth.com are partnering to offer a contest to win a VIP trip to California wine country. Continue reading

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