Tag Archives: Grape juice

• Red Wine: Your Next Defense Against Nuclear Radiation?

Red Wine: Your Next Defense Against Nuclear Radiation?

  This might just be the best excuse for heavy drinking we’ve ever heard.   Scientists may start recommending red wine consumption to defend against radiation exposure, the Telegraph reports. The natural antioxidant found in red wine, resveratol, may protect cells from damage. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine team believes that administering resveratol […]

• Who Drinks Wine With Food & Who Doesn’t

Who Drinks Wine With Food & Who Doesn’t

Survey reveals that frequent consumers don’t need food to enjoy their wine. A new survey of top wine drinkers contradicts industry assertions that most wine is drunk with food. The study of high-frequency wine drinkers by Wine Opinions reports that while an average of 41% of wine is consumed with meals, the majority—59% —is not, […]

• East coast wine grape growers aim to be competitive & profitable

East coast wine grape growers aim to be competitive & profitable

The ground beneath vineyards and what grows there — in addition to grape vines — could play a role in making wine grape growers in North Carolina and elsewhere along the East Coast more competitive and profitable. That is the thinking behind a North Carolina State University study of the way wine grape growers produce […]

• What does "punching down the cap" & other winemaker phrases mean?

What does "punching down the cap" & other winemaker phrases mean?

Every niche in society has their own unique phrases, and winemakers are no different. Some of their wording can make you wonder what’s going on. Punching down the cap, and must ~ when grapes leave the crusher the slurry is now called must. The fermentation process begins when yeast is added to a bin of […]

• Grappa – not just for lighters anymore

Grappa – not just for lighters anymore

“Lighter fluid”. That’s the way I used to describe grappa. Between getting better stuff and my taste developing, I’ve really come to really  love it. If anyone is at a loss of what to buy me for a birthday or Christmas present there is always that answer. I really don’t know why it should be […]

• Manischewitz Anyone? Turning Welch's Into Wine In 48 Hours

Manischewitz Anyone? Turning Welch's Into Wine In 48 Hours

I’m taking the last sip of home-brewed purple liquid. It’s sweet yet balanced, fizzy yet quenching, smooth yet these words look a bit blurry. It tastes like a dangerously well-mixed drink. And just 48 short hours ago, it was Welch’s. Yes, good old Welch’s Concord Grape Juice. And something about enjoying the beverage in such […]