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Have acne? Drink wine to get rid of it

October, 02, 2014 Have acne? Drink wine to get rid of it

(TheHealthSite) - If you have acne, here’s another reason to have some wine. According to a recent study published in the journal Dermatology and Therapy, resveratrol, a key antioxidant present in red wine, inhibits the growth of acne-causing bacteria. Researchers at the University of Califor...

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Wine Beats Yogurt in Health Stakes

October, 01, 2014 Wine Beats Yogurt in Health Stakes

(Wine-Searcher) - Probiotic levels in wine beat more traditional dairy sources of good bacteria, a new study in Spain reveals. Yet more good news for wine lovers, after scientists announced that healthy probiotics bacteria have been discovered in wine and may be beneficial for people's health. Th...

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Languedoc hit by worst floods in 60 years

October, 01, 2014 Languedoc hit by worst floods in 60 years

(Decanter) - Two months of rainfall in just three hours has caused extreme flooding in France's Languedoc region, prompting concerns about damage to vineyards during the 2014 harvest. Officials have declared 73 communes in the Herault area of Languedoc, near to Montpellier, as disaster zones aft...

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UK: DRUGS AND SEX SPEND TOPS BEER AND WINE

October, 01, 2014 UK: DRUGS AND SEX SPEND TOPS BEER AND WINE

(TDB) - The UK spent more on illicit substances and prostitution last year than it did on wine or beer according to the first set of official findings released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). At just under £11bn for wine and beer, sales of both in the UK through...

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California plastic bag ban signed, setting off sweeping changes

October, 01, 2014 California plastic bag ban signed, setting off sweeping changes

(SanLuisObispo) - Time to invest in a reusable shopping bag. Concluding the long odyssey of one of the most contentious bills of 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation phasing out the single-use plastic bags that grocery stores and other retailers use to package products at the check...

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DNA Tests Defeats Wine Barrel Fraud

October, 01, 2014 DNA Tests Defeats Wine Barrel Fraud

(Wine-Searcher) - French scientists have made tracing the exact origin of a winery's barriques, foudres and demi-muids easier. Precision winemakers and fraud inspectors just got a helping hand from French researchers decoding the oak genome: they can now trace the origins of the oak used for wine ...

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Winemaking taint smoked out

October, 01, 2014 Winemaking taint smoked out

(Phys) - Winemaking methods influence the degree of smoke taint in wines made from smoke-exposed grapes, new research suggests. Smoke taint can have a significant economic impact on winemakers in bushfire-prone areas, and its prevention could represent major savings for producers, with flow-on ben...

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Weather Causes Havoc at Languedoc Harvest's End

October, 01, 2014 Weather Causes Havoc at Languedoc Harvest's End

(Wine-Searcher) - The elements show they still have a sting in the tail as storms lash the south of France. Vineyards in parts of Languedoc were damaged and vast swathes of land left underwater after six months' worth of rain fell in a day in the Hérault department on Monday. The affect...

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