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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday Briefs

Tuesday BriefsResveratrol, the wonder component found in red wine, nuts and berries, is now believed to help protect the liver, the Wine Spectator reports. Researchers at the University of South Florida found that a combination of resveratrol and ethanol reverses the accumulation of fat in the livers of mammals. Pass the Pinot Noir, please....

Sineann winemaker Peter Rosback was in town this past weekend and brought a few of his low-production wines with him, including a Syrah and a Grenache made from Columbia Valley grapes. Don’t expect him to start making Rhône-style blends anytime soon, but definitely do be on the lookout for his Merlots. We tried three — one from Napa and two from Columbia Valley (one was made from grapes sourced from the Horse Heaven vineyard) — and they were all excellent.

All of the bulk apples and pears sold at Marsh Supermarkets are now certified organic.

Costco is the top retailer of wine in the United States, according to The Wall Street Journal. The giant retailer sold more than 75 million bottles of wine for a total of $1.1 billion in the fiscal year ending August 31.
J. Silverheels Gray, 10:56 AM


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