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To Fight Bone Loss, Drink Wine!

Move over, milk, there’s a more fun drink that helps keep women’s bones healthy as they get older: wine. Drinking the equivalent of two small glasses of wine each day helps post-menopausal women retain old bone, making their bones stronger overall and helping to fend off osteoporosis, according to a new study. Read more…

10 Recipes For Summer Sangria We Want To Sip Right Now

Question: is there anything better than a glass of sangria on a summer night? Answer: no, of course not. Sangria is delightful to drink and shockingly easy to make–whether you’re into white wine or red wine, citrus, berries, or tropical fruits, we found 10 sangria recipes guaranteed to look gorgeous and taste amazing. Click on the photo above if you’re in need of some serious summer refreshment…

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Yes, Wine Is On Your Diet

Wait. I hate the word “diet.” Let me try this again. Wine can be a happy part of your daily calorie intake if you choose for it to be. Everything is about moderation and alcohol is no exception. Just to be sure I’m not overdoing it on my wine, I’ll practice alcohol portion control with the 100-Calorie Wine Glass. Hey, it’s better than those giant glasses that hold an entire bottle. Or, if it’s one of those nights, I can fill this glass four to five times. I’ll play it by ear. [$10, 100 Calorie Wine Glass]

Weekend Project: Red Wine Fudgesicles

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Based on a very unscientific opinion survey, approximately 90% of people think red wine fudgesicles are proof of divine intervention, while the other 10 percent (ahem, Julie) gags at the thought of them. If you’re part of the majority who would love a refreshing lick of wine and chocolate on a stick, check out the recipe here. Cheers to summer! [A Beautiful Mess]

Wine Expert Gary Vaynerchuk On What Wine Goes Best With Taco Bell

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A little Syrah with your Taco Bell?

Sometimes you want a little bit more than Diet Coke with your Taco Bell. Sometimes you want to class it up, go fancy, you know? Which is why wine expert Gary Vaynerchuk very helpfully answered an age-old question: What wine goes best with a Taco Bell Crunch Wrap Supreme? Vaynerchuk recommends a Syrah, but one specifically from Chile, because it reminds him of “purple Nerds candy” and “a little bit of charred barbecue top of baby back short ribs.” It, he explains, “dances a perfect dance” with the Crunch Wrap. Okay then. [YouTube]

Zombie Apocalypse: Singer Maynard Keenan Weighs In On Wine Pairings For Human Flesh

Everybody’s talking about the “Zombie Apocalypse,” and even those in fine dining are having a laugh with it.

Take Maynard James Keenan for example. To the public eye, he’s the frontman for the rock bands Tool and A Perfect Circle. In his off time, he’s a winery owner — and today he answers the age-old undead question: What wine goes best with human flesh?

He recently offered wine recommendations to would-be zombies who want to wash their down their brains with something besides blood, at the behest of the Miami News Times. Read more …

Drew Barrymore Wades Into The Wine Biz

Celebrities seem to be practically required to launch their own alcohol lines these days, and Drew Barrymore is the latest to enter the game. Her Barrymore 2011 Pinot Grigio, already available in California and coming to New York next month, won a gold medal earlier this month at France’s biggest international wine competition, reports the New York Post—which also helpfully reminds us that Barrymore was an admitted alcoholic at the age of 13. Read more…

Drink Your Wine In The Wilderness

As I might have mentioned (too many times to count), I am not an outdoorsy woman. I love my running water, flushable toilet and nightly glass of wine. But The Climber Pouch may inspire me to go camping for the first time. Or at least to drink outdoors more often. The park? The beach? Baby steps. This all-terrain wine transporting system allows you take your wine with you into the wilderness. Not only that, but the innovative packaging makes it as easy on the environment as it is on your palate. Each pouch holds the equivalent of two bottles of wine — so there’s 90 percent less waste — and has a spigot that keeps oxygen out for up to a month after opening. I’ll drink to that. Pouches up!

Why You Shouldn’t Bother Splurging On Fancy Wine

Ever wondered why you can’t quite detect those hints of vanilla and cardamom touted in a pricey bottle of wine? A new study finds that wine experts—like the wine writer who likely informed you of that cardamom in the first place—simply have a better sense of taste than most of the rest of us. Hundreds of wine drinkers sampled a chemical that gauges a person’s reaction to bitter tastes, and the wine experts were found to be around 40% more sensitive than casual wine drinkers, NPR reports. Read more

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