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Health Watch: Study Finds Wine Drinking Leads to Healthier Sperm | Health News | News & Features | Wine Spectator

The role lifestyle choices play in human reproductive health is an area of considerable debate in scientific literature.
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Guide to Wine Bottle Sizes

Guide to Wine Bottle Sizes | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it
See an accurate picture wine bottle sizes for still wines and learn the proper terms for the most common wine bottle sizes.

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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, November 23, 2013 7:13 AM

Wine Bottle Sizes Chart

  • 187.5 ml Piccolo or Split: Typically used for a single serving of Champagne.
  • 375 ml Demi or Half: Holds one-half of the standard 750 ml size.
  • 750 ml Standard: Common bottle size for most distributed wine.
  • 1.5 L Magnum: Equivalent to two standard 750 ml bottles.
  • 3.0 L Double Magnum: Equivalent to two Magnums or four standard 750 ml bottles.
  • 4.5 L Jeroboam (still wine): Equivalent to six standard 750 ml bottles. (see champagne size[link])
  • 6.0 L Imperial: Equivalent to eight standard 750 ml bottles or two Double Magnums.
  • 9.0 L Salmanazar: Equivalent to twelve standard 750 ml bottles or a full case of wine!
  • 12.0 L Balthazar: Equivalent to sixteen standard 750 ml bottles or two Imperials.
  • 15.0 L Nebuchadnezzar: Equivalent to twenty standard 750 ml bottles.
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Big Bottle Names...

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Red Grapes, Blueberries May Enhance Immune Function

Red Grapes, Blueberries May Enhance Immune Function | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it
In an analysis of 446 compounds for their the ability to boost the innate immune system in humans, researchers discovered just two that stood out from the crowd—the resveratrol found in red grapes and a compound called pterostilbene from...
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In analyzing of 446 compounds for their the ability to boost the immune system in humans, researchers from the  Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, found only two of these that stood out. 

 

These are resveratrol, a compound found in grapes, and 

pterostilbene, a compound from blueberries.

 

These compounds, are classified as stilbenoids, compounds produced by plants to fight infections, and in human biology appear to affect some of the signaling pathways that allow vitamin D to do its job, researchers said. It appears that combining these compounds with vitamin D has considerably more biological impact than any of them would separately, which is crucial since one-third of the global population is vitamin D deficient.

 

Findings do not prove these benefits would occur as a result of dietary intake, since findings were made in laboratory cell cultures.  As such, it has not been proven that similar results would occur as a result of dietary intakeaccording to a study published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research.

 

Resveratrol has been the subject of dozens of studies for a range of possible benefits, from improving cardiovascular health to fighting cancer and reducing inflammation.

 

This summary was written by FoodieDoc, Anna Resurreccion, PhD. CFS

 

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http://www.foodproductdesign.com/news/2013/09/red-grapes-blueberries-may-enhance-immune-functio.aspx

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Be the first one! - Le Marche Bespoke Experience

Be the first one! - Le Marche Bespoke Experience | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it

This is a great opportunity for you to discover and live, even if for a short time, authentic values and experiences in the Le Marche region by tasting local products at the farms and by bringing home tangible memories of your holidays. For the organizers it is valuable to obtain feedbacks which will help them gather ideas and give you the best possible experience.
Their aim is to provide a bespoke experience, where you have the chance to propose alternative or additional ideas to the trip.

Dinner in a typical local restaurant in town, wine experience, light trekking and walking around ‘Monte Conero’, social pizza making or cooking competition, shopping in the shoe district...

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Geek Techinique on How to Taste Red Wine

Geek Techinique on How to Taste Red Wine | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it

This method contains the fundamental parts of how to taste red wine. In essence, there are about 4 things to do when you actively taste wine. You can apply this method You can apply this method to anything you eat or drink and you’ll find that it makes you incredibly more aware of what’s in your food. So, let’s get started! Click on the Photo


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The Science Behind the Taste Test

Got your taste profile number handy? 


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I am happy to see this videoclip on the "Taste test" -- scientifically referred to as sensory evaluation, and my area of research expertise  for three decades. 

 

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An easy way to figure out your prefernce

 

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How to Taste a Perfect Pairing

How to Taste a Perfect Pairing | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it

Pairing wine and food happens all the time, but perfect pairings are rare. 

Take a bite of food and chew.Sip wine with food together in your mouth.Wait for the magic to happen.

A “perfect pairing” occurs when both food and wine components make an even better flavor together in your mouth. 

5 Tips To Better Wine Pairings

Chefs use the concept of taste balance with food. The same rules apply to wine, but it’s also important to not overshadow the wine (especially if it’s expensive!). Keep the following tips in mind when having wine with food.

Having Salad? Your Wine Should have Higher AcidityThe Wine Should Match the Color of The MeatMatch Earthy Wines with Earthy FoodsNeutralize High Tannin Wines with Rich Meaty FoodsFor Dessert, The Wine Should be Sweeter


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