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White Wine—Not Red—Is Apparently Horrible For Your Teeth

First the bad news: Opting for white wine over red is not the answer to saving your pearly whites, says a recent study by the British Dental Association. White wine is far more acidic than its red sister, and high amounts of acid wear down tooth enamel. If you’re a regular sipper of Chardonnay, your teeth may even be susceptible to enamel loss. While this is clearly unhealthy for your chompers, it can also cause aesthetic repercussions. When the enamel wears down, your teeth become more susceptible to stains from the traditional culprits—coffee, dark beverages, food. If you’ve previously had your teeth whitened, it can also mess with your brightened color. Keep reading »

In One Region Of Spain, Women Dominate Winemaking

Spanish women in the Rías Baixas region are making a name for themselves producing the area’s speciality wine, Albariño. Albariño is a white wine with heavily fruited undertones, and some in the wine industry insult the female winemakers, saying Albariño is a women’s wine. But winemaker Luisa Freire Plana thinks “it’s a wine too complex for men.” The area is the only in Spain that produces solely white wine, and women run more than half of the region’s wineries. (Women have been becoming a force in other winemaking regions, such as the hamlet of Barolo, as well, so their dominance in the Rías Baixas region has nothing to do with the fact that the area specialized in white wine.) Albariño is actually made from the same grapes as simple table wines, so might assume that women winemakers are doing so well in this particular region because the wine they create is basic; however, the women use special techniques to create more complex wines from them. They’re taking something simple and making it more complicated, which men often say we do about everything, but in the case of Albariño, that’s not a bad thing. [WSJ]
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