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We drink it with a nice dinner. We covet it after a long day. When we gather for a celebration, it always finds its way to the table. Yes, we’re talking about wine. Wine is the center of happiness. It relaxes our mind and brings smiles to faces. Beyond the mental happiness, drinking alcohol can be good for your physical health when it comes to moderate wine consumption. We’ve all heard that a glass of wine here and there is good for you, but how exactly does it contribute to your health? The ways seem almost endless. New studies appear to be constantly backing up the health...

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Wait, Red Wine Grapes Have Clear Juice? Indeed! It’s actually the grape skin that creates the color of the wine. When the skins are soaked in juice, anthocyanin (color pigment) is released, literally staining the wine as a result. For that reason, we can have such things as rosé (limited skin contact) and white Pinot Noir(zero skin contact–made like a white wine.) Though, like most things in wine, there’s an exception to the rule. It’s near impossible to make a white Syrah or Cabernet Sauvignon as the skins stain the juice almost immediately, consequently creating a not white wine. Included in this group of “always red” wines...

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 Photo Credit: Klaus Vedfelt / Getty Images Let's hope that your wine never tastes like cocktail sauce, that zippy red stuff that comes with shrimp appetizers and raw oysters on the half shell. But let’s also use those two words — cocktail and sauce — individually and completely unrelated to the zippy red sauce, to get to the bottom of when and how the wine you drink can reach its full potential. Is your wine at its best as a “cocktail” or a “sauce”? Sometime in the 1980s, wine started wedging its way into the consciousness of American nightlife revelers....

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What's the real difference between dark, milk and white chocolate? Is "bean to bar" legit or just an excuse to charge more? Let an expert guide you through the world of craft chocolate and how to pair it.

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A 15-year study finds a daily drink can increase longevity. Plus, researchers find that wine can improve heart health in diabetics and may prevent tooth decay

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