Malbec has to be one of the best luxuries that the Europeans brought over to Argentina. The grape that put Argentina on the map as a valuable winemaking region, Malbec grows better in that region of South America than anywhere else in the world. These prize-winning wines, particularly from the Mendoza region, have become as ubiquitous as Chardonnay from California - but more interesting.
If you’re in a wine store near the Chile section, it’s hard to ignore all that Sauvignon Blanc. That may be because it’s the second largest wine from Chile after Cabernet Sauvignon and recently, Chilean Sauvignon Blancs have received acclaim from the toughest wine critics. But with all those beautiful labels staring at you, it may be easy to wonder: what’s so great about these wines?
Recently, a team of scientists at GlaxoSmithKline, led by Harvard geneticist David Sinclair, have found that synthetic versions of resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine, may effectively slow the aging process and illness, muscle wasting, cataracts, and skin conditions. Tempranillo, our featured wine of the month, just got a whole lot more attractive!
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