Carnival in Rio De Janeiro is truly a great wonder of the world. It is full of color, live action and some of the most amazing costumes you have ever seen. Did I mention the amazing people you will meet there. The foods, drink and culture of Carnival is an experience we all should enjoy at least once. However, there is a reason behind this most famous parade and celebration.
Although there are over 500 festivals going on all over Brazil during Carnival, this originally started as a Samba competition. Samba, which is the focal dance and at the heart of Carnival, was believed to be born in Brazil in the early 17th century. Pedra do Sal is the site of a former slave market. It became popular to the Afro-Brazilian culture as a meeting place and socialization hangout. Here it is believed that the first Samba, which is a ritual Candomble dance, was composed. It uses mostly drums and handclaps.
As a result, Samba instruction and teaching schools were created. Most of the students originally came from the poor to middle class citizens. They competed with other Samba schools to see who had the best Samba dance. They made elaborate costumes and floats. Everyone from the smallest child to the oldest adult was in full makeup and costume. The featured dancers, or more experienced dancers, rode on the floats. The others would literally dance down the street all around the float to represent their school.
As the word spread about this amazing phenomenon, more and more people would attend to watch the beautiful schools show their costumes and floats parade down the street. Once the word got out, more and more schools attended this competition. Carnival in Rio is a 40-day event. There are multiple festivals going on all over Brazil. However, the focal point is the parade of dancers.
The schools are categorized. According to their level, they will then be placed on which day they are to perform their routine. Each category can take up to 2 days to finish. Judging is done throughout the event. However, the champion is not announced until the day AFTER Carnival is over.
Origins of Carnival
The origins of Carnival date back as far as the 1600’s. The Natives would have elaborate celebration in honor of the Greek God of wine. YEP, you heard correctly. Carnival started out as a festive for the grape harvest to honor the Wine god!! See a great wine factors into every major celebration all over the world in every era!!! Dionysus is the god of wine and pleasure. Trust me, if you drink a truly fine wine, it is a great pleasure to be had!!
Over the years, Portuguese rituals blended in with the original celebration to include structured dances and competitions. Food and wine has always been the focus. In the 1800’s, the First RIO masquerade took place. This was the tip of the iceberg. After that is just got bigger and bigger and other influences added to the festival. In the early 1900’s, the Samba dancers had a major impact on the festivities. Since then, that has been the focal point of the amazing Carnival Rio de Janeiro.
Did you know the over 2 million people are on the streets constantly during Carnival? So you can imagine the security they would need to police that many people. People book hotels and reservations years in advance. Everyone comes there knowing they are going to have a blast. With a Mardi Gras type atmosphere, every culture is represented.
Fun fact #2: There are over 500 different festivals going on during Carnival. Every province has their own celebration. Even ethnic groups as well as cultural group will have their own party or parade. So, when you go, check out the locals and see which group you would be more comfortable partying with.
Fact #3: Did you know that there is a QUEEN crowned every year for Carnival? There is also a king called King Momo.
#4 Fact: There is a facility that was built so you can attend and watch the Samba schools compete. It is a huge stadium type area. There you can purchase a ticket and go have a seat, order concessions and watch all the beautiful floats and costumes in relative comfort. However, it has been reported that the schools don’t find this quite as fun as they assumed it would be. They miss the interactions with the crowds and other party goers. However, there is an ordinance in affect concerning parades. Well not the parades but the block parties that are widely spread during Carnival.
This is the best part of Carnival to me…the food. I can just imagine all the various types of food you can find at Carnival. With all the various cultures spread throughout Brazil as well as economic situations, I bet you will find a plethora of food types.
Here are some more traditional foods that you can find while experiencing Carnival:
Feijoada (slow-cooked pork and beans with rice),
Moqueca baiana (a fragrant fish stew)
Carurú (a dish similar to gumbo made with shrimp and toasted nuts)
PÃO DE QUEIJO – Brazilian Cheese Bread
CHURROS – well we all know where we can get some of those!!!
BOLINHOS DE BACALHAU – Salted Cod, veggies and spices rolled into a ball and deep fried
BRIGADEIROS – a dessert made with condensed milk, butter and cocoa. Then sprinkled with your choice of topping!!!
As you can see, so many different treats and foods to enjoy. Best yet, you can enjoy a cold beer or a great wine with either of them. Although during Carnival, beer is the drink of choice. However, as you experience Carnival at home, you can enjoy your own favorite wine with one of the amazing foods.
Join us on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 on our Wine and Dine show to see some amazing foods cooked by our club members as we travel to Carnival Rio de Janeiro in our own homes and Kitchens.
8:30 pm EST, 7:30 pm CST, 6:30 MST, 5:30 PST. See you there. Just follow the link below to join us. Bookmark this link so you can join us every Wednesday in the month of March to experience a different Theme and food and wine pairing. See you there!!
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The PGN platform incorporates many different programs. So that you are already a part of. However, this particular platform allows you to not only join these programs but also make money while you use them. Let me explain the most recent additions to this program.
Tipping Circle is basically GoFundme and PayPal rolled into one and on steroids. With Tipping Circle, you can createtipping buckets that allow you to create all sorts of fundraisers,gift programs, and organizational funding programs that you can market anywhere. This platform also allows you to send and receive money to individuals as well as organizations. Tipping Circle is a secure network that takes away all the guess work and allows you to let the program do the working. All you have to do is set it up and watch it run. When the allocated time is up, then you just move the funds into the designated account that you want to cash it out to. It is really that simple. But tipping circle is a whole lot more that just collecting, sending and receive money. Anyone that signs up to use your tipping circle will enable you to make commissions on their usage. So you get to make money by helping others make, send and receive money. Unheard of concept, right! But so easy to join. Just a few easy steps to have access to this free program.
Yep, you heard me correctly. You can now get rid of your cable TV and start streaming cable. It is so much cheaper that your current cable TV. With BlendTV, you can stream most of your currently favorite TV shows. I know a lot of the programs that I was paying extra to use on my DirectTV, I can now get with this monthly subscription at a significantly cheaper price. With a 30-day free trialand for only $49.95 a month afterwards, I have access to programs like:
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Say what?! I did not stutter. With this innovative chat platform, you can get paidfor chatting. How often a day do you chat or text? More that you talk on the phone if you are like me. Well now you can sign up for this program, invite your friendsto do the same. Then you will have created your own chat network. When you chat within your network, you will get paid for your chat time. As with anything, you have the free version and the paid version. The paid version allows you to chat with anyone, not just your circle that you create. However, inviting them into your chat circle and signing into the program will only add to your monthly compensation. So yes, now you can get paid to chat and text. The way this program is growing I wouldn’t be surprised to see it include talking in the very near future.
Do we have any gamers out there? Did you know that there is a league of professional gamers who get paid to game? Tournaments are hosted throughout the worldfor gamers to be invited to attend. You get to put your skills to the test to some of the best gamers from around the world. However, most people are not aware of this. You practice at home or with your friends on your gaming systems, but to what end? Just for bragging rights. Why not put your stills to use. This gaming platform will allow you to hone your skills, battle others from all over the world and create your own teams and clans. As you skill level increases, you will have the potential to be recognized within the gaming community. Who knows, you may get an invite to one of these professional gaming tournaments. A perk to this platform is that they host their own virtual online gaming tournaments. You and your team or clan can compete and earn money or tokens based on your outcome. As a result, your dreams will finally come true. You will be able to earn a living by becoming a professional gamer. So what do you have to lose. Download this free program and start gaming! Some of the games you are currently playing may already be available to you. Then all you have to do is get your team together and start gaming.
This is a totally new and innovative idea. However, it is gaining ground in the business and marketing world. Did you know that everything electrical emits some type of energy and is just floating around in space? Did you know that this energy can be converted into Bitcoin if captured and harnessed? Until this point, there was not a way to do that. Well, I have found a company that has developed such a device – Helium Hot Spots.
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Did you know that wine is the #1 alcoholic beverage here in the US? How often to you open up a bottle? It is great with a meal, dessert or just to have a glass to relax with at the end of the day. With everything going on with the COVID-19, getting your favorite beverage can become somewhat of an ordeal. But what if you had it delivered to your door every month? Well with your own wine of the month club, you get have just that. Select your own reds or whites or a combination of both and get them shipped directly to your home. No more need to run out of your favorite beverage. Also, what goes perfectly with wine, some great cheese. All ready for you at the click of a button.
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The Cigar – The Gentleman’s Calling Card don’t you think? I think it so sexy to see a man relaxed with a glass of wine and a great cigar. He appears distinguished and refined and at the same time like he has the world at his feet. It is a look that screams sex appeal.
A good premium cigar is like a fine wine – it goes well with anything. To me a cigar speaks of quality and elegance. Premium cigars are about quality and not necessarily price. Nothing looks as sexy as a man or woman socializing with a great cigar and fine glass of wine. It looks both relaxing and sexy at the same time without looking obscene or trashy.
Cigars are about the only socially accepted form of smoking allowed. Even Vaping is becoming sort of an outcast in the smoking community. The Cigarette has long been ostracized from the social scene for all the health issues caused by this long-standing product. A lot of classy and elegant events feature a fine wine selection as well as a great cigar selection.
Good Cuban or Havana cigars are among the world’s best made and highest quality. You have the long, skinny, short, fat, and even flavored.
Taste and Flavor
Good Cuban or Havana cigars are among the world’s best made and highest quality. You have the long, skinny, short, fat, and even flavored.
Each brand and type of cigar has its own unique taste. Whether a cigar is mild, medium, or full bodied does not correlate with quality.
Among the factors which contribute to the scent and flavor of cigar smoke are tobacco types and qualities used for filler, binder, and wrapper, age and aging method, humidity, production techniques (handmade vs. machine-made), and added flavors. Among wrappers, darker tend to produce a sweetness, while lighter usually have a “drier”, more neutral taste.
Cutting and Lighting
Yes, there is an art to cutting and lighting a cigar. You cannot pull, puff and inhale on a cigar. The smoke will KILL you!!! You will have a coughing fit to beat the band.
The Cutting of the Cigar
Some cigars come with the ends twisted, banded and some even have the ends sealed with a type of sealer to keep the tobacco intact. As a result, these ends need to be cut and removed in order to enjoy the cigar.
The basic types of cigar cutter include:
Guillotine (straight cut)
V-cut (a.k.a. notch cut, cat’s eye, wedge cut, English cut)
The Lighting Of The Cigar
The “head” of the cigar is usually the end closest to the cigar band, the other the “foot”. The band identifies the type of the cigar and may be removed or left on. The smoker cuts or pierces the cap before lighting.
The cigarshould be rotated during lighting to achieve an even burn while slowly drawn with gentle puffs. If a match is used it should be allowed to burn past its head before being put to the cigar, to avoid imparting unwelcome flavors or chemicals to the smoke. Many specialized gas and fluid lighters are made for lighting cigars. The tip of the cigar should minimally touch any flame, with special care used with torch lighters to avoid charring the tobacco leaves.
A third and most traditional way to light a cigar is to use a splinter of cedar known as a spill, which is lit separately before using. The thin cedar wrapping from cigars with one may be used.
A perfectly constructed cigar is made to burn slow and cool in order to impart flavor in a steady progression. While there are no set laws as to how long a cigar should last, we believe that a five-inch cigar should last you at least 45 minutes. If you’re sucking down a five-inch Robusto in 10 minutes, you’re treating the cigar like a cigarette, and that’s a big mistake. Puffing every 30 seconds to a minute should be an appropriate interval.
Keep in mind that smoking too slowly could have a negative consequence as well. Puff too infrequently, and your cigar will go out, meaning you’ll have to relight it over and over again. Constantly lighting an extinguished cigar could introduce unpleasant flavors of char, carbon, sulfuric fumes and bitterness. But don’t sweat a relight now and then.
Leave the ash on for as long as you can. The ash serves as a temperature regulator and minimizes contact between the air and the lit tobacco, thus keeping it cooler. Great cigarsare made of whole leaves, not chopped up tobacco. Those leaves have structure, and will hold an ash of a size that’s surprising to a novice.
Standards of quality are determined by appearance, combustion, aroma and flavor. A highly aromatic, flavorful tobacco that is pristine in appearance and elastic to the touch is going to be more expensive than a coarse leaf that doesn’t have much smell or taste.
Some tobaccos also take longer time to age and ferment for maximum performance. That process will also end up raising the cost of your cigar—the longer the cycles, the longer the tobacco has to be stored in a warehouse, and that costs money.
The tobacco could be a low-yielding varietal, meaning that the crop was not large in the field, yet the small amounts produced were outstanding. This could also make your puros a little pricier. Sometimes it’s merely a question of supply and demand.
As with a fine, premium wine, The Cigar also has it processes, varietals, techniques and pricing differences that appeal to a variety of people. You have the novice who is just getting his basics to the aficionado who knows all the ends and outs of a great Cigar. As with the Wine connoisseur, the Cigar aficionado studies and researches his cigars in order to have the best experience in any situation.
So if you want the look of being a Gentleman with refinement, skill and sex appeal, then the art of the Cigar – the Gentleman’s Calling Card is a great study. But going hand in hand with that look is a glass of a fine, premium wine, a great personality and a suave, debonair, devil-may-care look.
But men, the women are fast becoming the upstarts on the Cigar life. Look over your shoulder and you may see a few of the ladies with a sophisticated look about them with a glass of their favorite wine and holding a long, slim Cigar. Talk about mysterious and dangerous.
Wine and Chocolate – The Perfect Match for any dessert. Are you a chocolate lover or a connoisseur of fine wines? Then you have found the perfect place to indulge all your chocolate cravings and wine delights.
The origins of chocolate can be traced back to the ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations in Central America. ‘Theobroma cacao’, meaning ‘food of the gods’, was prized for centuries by the Central American Mayan Indians, who first enjoyed a much-prized spicy drink called ‘chocolatl’, made from roasted cocoa beans.
The Aztecs introduced cocoa to the Spaniards, who took it back to Europe in the 16th century. However it was very expensive, so only the rich could afford it. Chocolate was exclusively for drinking until the early Victorian times when a technique for making solid ‘eating’ chocolate was devised.
Dionysus is the god of the grape-harvest, winemaking and wine, of fertility, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, and theatre in ancient Greek religion and myth. Rituals and festivals in his honor were legendary and lasted for days and even weeks. This god was known for his fine wines and food that was readily available during his many parties.
Wine in the days of the Greeks and Romans was the only thing you could drink without getting sick. During those times, the water was so polluted that it was unsafe to drink. Wine was the accepted drink for all classes in the social hierarchy. It was socially acceptable then as it is now. Needless to say, wine went with everything.
Chocolate and Wine is Divine
So even back then chocolate and wine were highly coveted by the common man and royalty. Several tons of chocolate are consumed yearly. Wine It is heavenly. Having a piece of chocolate after a meal, divine. A piece of chocolate with a glass of fine wine enhances the taste. Sometimes, we do not need a reason to eat chocolate, We just do!!!
The next time you eat a piece of chocolate, you may not have to feel so guilty about it. Despite its bad reputation for causing weight gain,a number of health benefits may be associated with this delicious treat.
Chocolate is made from tropical Theobroma cacao tree seeds. Its earliest use dates back to the Olmec civilization in Mesoamerica. After the European discovery of the Americas, chocolate became very popular in the wider world, and its demand exploded.
Chocolate has since become a popular food product that millions enjoy every day, thanks to its unique, rich, and sweet taste.
But what effect does eating chocolate have on our health?
Fast facts on chocolate. Here are some key points about chocolate.
Chocolate consumption has long been associated with conditions such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, and hypertension.
Chocolate is believed to contain high levels of antioxidants.
Some studies have suggested chocolate could lower cholesterol levels and prevent memory decline.
Chocolate contains a large number of calories.
People who are seeking to lose or maintain weight should eat chocolate only in moderation.
Does chocolate have any health benefits?
Chocolate receives a lot of bad press because of its high fat and sugar content. Its consumption has been associated with acne, obesity, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and diabetes.
However, according to a review of chocolate’s health effects published in the Netherlands Journal of Medicine, it’s not all bad news.The authors point to the discovery that cocoa, the key ingredient in chocolate, contains biologically active phenolic compounds.
This has changed people’s views on chocolate, and it has stimulated research into how it might impact aging, and conditions such as oxidative stress, blood pressure regulation, and atherosclerosis.
Chocolate’s antioxidant potential may have a range of health benefits. The higher the cocoa content, as in dark chocolate, the more benefits there are. Dark chocolatemay also contain less fat and sugar, but it is important to check the label.
It is important to note that the possible health benefits mentioned below came from single studies. More research is needed to confirm that eating chocolate can really improve people’s health.
In addition, chocolate bars do not contain only cocoa. The benefits and risks of any other ingredients, such as sugar and fat, need to be considered.
Risks and precautions
Chocolate may have health benefits, but it can have some negative effects, too.
In 2017, Consumer Lab tested 43 chocolate products and found that nearly all cocoa powders contained more than 0.3 mcg cadmium per serving. This is the maximum amount recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).
All in all, eating chocolate can have both health benefits and risks. As ever, moderation is key.
Light vs. dark chocolate
Manufacturers of light, or milk, chocolate, claim that their product is better for health because it contains milk, and milk provides protein and calcium. Supporters of dark chocolate point to the higher iron content and levels of antioxidants in their product.
The darker the chocolate, the higher the concentration of cocoa, and so, in theory, the higher the level of antioxidants there will be in the bar.
However, nutrients vary widely in commercially available chocolate bars. This also depends on the brand and type you choose. It is best to check the label if you want to be sure of the nutrients.
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7 Awesome Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate
Protection from Disease-Causing Free Radicals.
Potential Cancer Prevention.
Improved Heart Health.
Good for Overall Cholesterol Profile.
Better Cognitive Function.
Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Aid.
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Wine is the Perfect complement to chocolate
Did you know that wine, especially red wine, also has some healthy benefits.
A glass of red wine contains the following plant-based, healthy compounds:
Terminology aside, why exactly is red wine good for you? What does it do inside the body, and how are its effects good for you in the short and long-term? Research has a lot to reveal when it comes to answering the health benefits of red wine:
Improves cardiovascular health:
Balances blood sugars: The resveratrol compounds common in red wines are shown to prevent insulin resistance and related metabolic disorders, shielding against diabetes or moderating post-meal blood sugar levels. Because of their imbalanced insulin production, adults with Type 2 diabetes are two to four times as likely to develop cardiovascular complications or heart disease. With diet as the leading factor in managing diabetes and blood-sugar levels, moderate consumption of quality red wine could be a welcome mealtime addition for those exploring diet-based diabetes solutions.
Prevents certain types of cancers:
Decreases cognitive impairment:
Maintains healthy weight and fights against obesity: Due to a chemical compound known as piceatannol, red wine has been linked with reducing the ability for fat cells to grow and generate in their early stages. Piceatannol blocks these immature fat cells from binding with your body’s insulin, meaning fat cells can’t communicate properly to signal the start of their growth cycles. What’s more, piceatannol can also shut down certain gene reactions that, when triggered, cause fat formation and storage across your body.
Chocolate and Wine Pairings
With all the special occasions on the horizon, what better way to cover all your bases than with some mouth-watering chocolates and a fine, exclusive wine in a romantic setting. Especially if they come from your own clubs.
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Here are some great ideas for Chocolate and Wine Pairings
Cabernet Sauvignonand dark chocolate = a match made in heaven! It works because the chocolate mellows the tannins in the wine, but rich, dark Cabernet Sauvignon has enough fruit and structure to withstand the boldness of the chocolate. This is the ultimate classic pairing!
Cabernet Franc, its lighter counterpart, pairs with milk chocolate. This red is a bit more approachable — and since milk chocolate is arguably the most approachable form of this sweet, this is a perfect pairing!
Chocolate caramel is higher in sugar than regular chocolate (let’s face it: the caramel’s chock-full of the stuff), so you need a wine with higher RS to stand up to the gooey goodness. The only option? A bold dessert wine, like a port!
It’s hard to think of a combination featuring white wine and traditional chocolate that actually works, but luckily white chocolate’s here to save the day. Instead of dark flavors, it focuses on cream and sugar — so while a dry white would taste bitter, a sweet one boasts enough sugar and enough oomph to take care of business.
In terms of indulgence, Shiraz is pretty much where it’s at in wine. To find its chocolate partner, we turned to truffles; the insides of these yummy chocolates are denser, so they pair beautifully with the spice and depth of flavor in Shiraz.
Chocolate in all its forms is delicious and heavenly on the palate. Mixed with your favorite red or white wine is a recipe for romance. However as with all things, it should be indulged in moderation. So, have a piece or two with a glass of wineand then take a walk with your spouse, significant other or laze away in the hot tub or bath and enjoy each other.
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The modern technological revolution is here. Have you noticed?! With all the new gadgets and gizmos available, there is nothing that the mind cannot create. Do you have what you want?
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With the holidays here, we all have the same troubles, EATING TOO MUCH!!! There is no way to get around this. We visit friends and family and there is always food and drink. It would be rude to not at least have a taste of anything that is offered. Guess what comes with all this good food – here comes the pounds!!!
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The the holiday season fast approaching we all endeavor to do our best to please all our friends and family with the best gifts possible. How about a great fine wine and better yet from your own personal wine club.
Not only would you have access to fine wines from exclusive vineyards from our own back door but also from around the world. But with this amazing wine club, you also have the opportunity to make money and get free wine!!!
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Whether you drink wine socially or just enjoy it with a great meal or to help you relax, this is a great opportunity to essentially have your wine and get paid to enjoy it. You can be a customer or a brand partner. Either way the opportunity is there for you to have these amazing fine premium wines for free. Go here to watch this video that will explain how it all works.
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Fine Wines are just a few clicks away! Now you don’t even need to leave your home. They come right to your door. And you get the benefit of amazing Experiences with each and every glass!
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Direct Cellars handles the call from wine novices to wine enthusiasts with unbelievable Customer Service and something that is priceless – a reach and selection of fine wines – and offering a new selection each and every month.
Whether you are one that enjoys Reds, Whites, or one that enjoys both (Or maybe the Misses likes the Whites, and you prefer the Reds) there is a solution for you here with Direct Cellars.
Fine Wines are created around the Globe. You owe it to yourself to be trying them. And while going to get them in person is the best experience, the next best thing is having them being sent directly to you. That is what you get with Direct Cellars.
Health Benefits of Wine
Did you know that a fine red wine could be healthy for you in the right consumption ration? However not all wines are good for you. With all the added sulfates to the mass produced wines, some can be more harmful that good for you.
Before we talk health benefits though, let’s talk pour size. It can be hard to gauge what an appropriate pour size is given the varying sizes and shapes of wine glasses. While we may love our oversized wine glasses, medical experts don’t consider that a proper pour.
A proper glass of wine is a 5-ounce pour. And when we say “moderate drinking”, that means what is clinically considered to be healthy. For women, it’s one glass a day and for men it’s two – I know ladies, we get the short end of the stick. Wish more meant better, but that’s life.
Now that we got that straightened out, let’s get to the fun part. Pour yourself a glass, and take a look at the ten ways wine benefits your health.(1)
1. IT CONTAINS ANTIOXIDANTS.
Wine is full of antioxidants that attack free radicals when they come lurking around. When choosing your wine for antioxidants, go with white.
2. IT BOOSTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.
While you probably shouldn’t stop taking your daily vitamins, drinking a glass of wine daily can give your immune system a boost. Moderate alcohol consumption can ward off infections and keep your immune system in check.
Don’t get too carried away, though. Excessive consumption can lead to negative effects that defeat the whole purpose or drinking wine for an immunity boost.
3. IT INCREASES BONE DENSITY.
As we get older, our bones get more brittle. You could increase your calcium intake by drinking milk, or you can do yourself a real favor and sip on a relaxing glass of wine.
Red wine has high levels of silicon, which is great for your bone mineral density. It increases the density and reduces the chance of osteoporosis. And like warm milk, it may help you doze off at night.
4. IT REDUCES THE RISK OF STROKE.
Moderate consumption of wine – and alcohol in general – can prevent blood clotting. Wine acts as a natural blood thinner, breaking up any blood clots that could lead to a stroke. This lower risk of blood clotting is more beneficial to females than males.
Red wine, in particular, contains phenols that act as a blood thinner in a similar regard to aspirin – and resveratrol is mostly to thank. A study done by John Hopkins University Medical Center found that resveratrol found in red grape skins could protect against stroke when the grapes were turned into wine.
Beware, while light to moderate consumption may be good in preventing a stroke, heavy drinkers are more likely to have the opposite effect, resulting in a higher risk of heart attacks, not a lower risk. Like all good things in life, moderation is key.
5. IT REDUCES THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE.
In the battle against heart disease, taking all necessary precautions is well worth it – especially when it involves wine. The tannins found in red wine contain procyanidins – phenols which neutralize free radicals – that have shown to be effective in preventing cardiovascular disease.
According to WebMD, a study by researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa tested the effects of red wine on the health of blood vessels. What they found after 21 consecutive days of consumption was that blood vessel cell health was enhanced, improving the flow of blood. This increases the health of the heart, lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease.
So the lesson is, if you want a healthy heart, bite the bullet and drink a glass of wine. While the American Heart Association does not support drinking for nondrinkers or those at risk of alcoholism, those who already imbibe may continue light drinking for positive heart health.
6. IT CAN LOWER CHOLESTEROL.
Have bad cholesterol and no dietary guidelines? Pour a bowl of your Cheerios in the morning and stick to wine at night. Those procyanidins in red wine that promote a healthy heart also promote lower cholesterol.
Reservatrol also decreases LDL – bad cholesterol – while increasing the HDL – good cholesterol. This also means that red wine benefits blood pressure, so if you’re suffering from high blood pressure, it’s best to pour a glass. If you’re having trouble keeping your cholesterol levels on the good side, sip on a daily glass of medicinal red wine.
7. IT REDUCES THE RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES.
Let’s face it, diabetes flat out sucks. You can’t indulge in cravings without first considering the health repercussions that result in more than a larger waistline. The good news is that if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, wine may help.
Resveratrol has been proven to improve sensibility to insulin. With insulin resistance contributing to type 2 diabetes risk, a nice glass of wine makes the list of things you can enjoy.
8. IT REDUCES THE RISK OF CANCER.
In the battle against cancer, wine may is on your side. The risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer, and breast cancer can be reduced by drinking a glass of wine. The antioxidants combat nasty free radicals that allow cancer to thrive. Red wine especially is beneficial, as the resveratrol that fights against heart disease also fights against cancerous cells.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School found that:
“Men who drink an average of four to seven glasses of red wine per week are only 52 percent as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer as those who do not drink red wine. In addition, red wine appears particularly protective against advanced or aggressive cancers.”
Not that we need another excuse to drink wine, but if it can help against the vicious battle against cancer, then we’ll happily pour a glass. If you’re looking for a red high in resveratrol, then opt for a nice glass of cabernet sauvignon.
9. IT IMPROVES COGNITIVE FUNCTION.
It may sound crazy, but drinking a glass ofwine is like food for the brain. Drinking a single glass has shown to improve brain function. The chemicals in red wine prevent the brain’s neurons from dying off.
As a result, it protects the brain from dementia while slowing the onset of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
The next time you do your brain exercises, drink a glass of wine to help you gear up.
10. IT PROMOTES LONGEVITY
When you hear about healthy living and longevity, time and time again the Mediterranean diet comes up. At the core of that diet, beyond olive oil and vegetables, is wine. There is something magical inside the daily glass of wine that increases life span. And that magical thing is resveratrol.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School found that resveratrol activates a protein that acts as an anti-aging agent. The interaction increases overall health, thus promoting longevity. If a decreased mortality rate is not enough reason to drink a glass of wine, then I don’t know what else it.
Do yourself a favor, and pour a glass of wine and toast to your health.
Romance and wine
Do you sometimes draw a blank about how to show that special one that you love them and appreciate all that they do to keep you motivated, show you love, keep you feed and your house and family going? How about something spontaneous?!
Romance with wine is a great way to get to know a person. A good wine and a romantic location can make any situation enjoyable. There is just something about a great bottle of wine for any occasion that seems to make everything look not so daunting. Romance today has become a lost art. With the hectic pace that we set for ourselves with all the things we have going on, romance gets lost in the shuffle. When was the last time you slowed down and just stopped to examine your relationship?! Romance is a necessity in a relationship. Wine is a great icebreaker in any situation. Combine romance with wine and you will have a great experience.
A night of relaxing with a great meal and a good bottle of fine wine can go a long way in rekindling a relationship. A great steak, baked potato with a Cesar salad paired with a great Merlot or Malbec is a great start. Savoring a great meal and having a meaningful conversation with a great wine is amazing. No distractions to get in the way of reconnecting and catching up on each others life helps you relax and just let yourself be together. sometimes we all need to just breath the day way.
Wine and Relaxing
Both women and men love a good relaxing bubble bath. Nothing feels better than a quiet, hot, long, bubble bath with a glass of your favorite wine and some soft lighting and music.
Then there is the Wine Magic that kicks in when you are looking to create that romantic moment with your Lover. Entice them into the hot bath you made with complete intent for a romantic evening with just the two of you. Away from anything, anyone else. (No cell phones, no computers, no TV) Just the two of you, some Fine Wine, and the Magic is set to happen. You can relax, and just be the two of you together.
While Women and Baths seem more common, by all rights the Joys of a Hot Bath and a Glass of Fine Wine are not just for Women (not in this Century). One try, and almost any Man will see the calming value of some Alone Time with a Fine Wine in hand under the bubbles in a Hot Tub. Try it once, and you will know how amazing it feels. You will see why letting the significant Woman in your life enjoy a Hot Bath 2 to 3 times a week is worth doing the extra chores or take the kids out to the park to allow it to happen. She will be relaxed, and your efforts to allow her the complete peace and quiet will be worth it for you both.
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The World’s best wine makers, with the regions best grapes are working to make their craft. You deserve to share in the flavor, the taste and the individual experience each wine presents to you. Learn about the region and environment through the great taste and aroma from each bottle. Getting new wines from all over the Globe direct to you each month is the best way to consistently share in the greatness of these Fine Wines.
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How about those romantic dinners, or classical music in the park outings? Ever go up the Canyon to enjoy a campfire, some dark chocolate, and oh… some really good Merlot? If you haven’t I highly recommend it. Be spontaneous with a picnic by the lake or relax on the beach while listening to the ocean crash on the shore. All to be enjoyed with that special someone and your favorite food and wine.
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As you build up your personal Wine Cellar – keep in mind that each month you will have the choice of what you experience now, and what you save for tomorrow’s experience. Maybe an upcoming announcement, promotion or new achievement. Life should be full of memories, and locking those in with the enhancement of a Fine Wine is, well… magical.
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Wine, it complements so many foods and food experiences. With the right combination of food, a good wine makes your mouth explode with sensations and tastes. A fine wine pairing can make any meal into an Event, and more so a lasting memory. Take a moment to think about the last time you had a truly fine wine? Do you remember? With a Fine Wine you can your meal experience will be unforgettable. Something magical happens with each event that has Wine included… it does something remarkable. Wine makes the ordinary become extraordinary. So make sure that you have that perfect bottle to enhance every meal on hand by having your favorite wine from Napa Valley right at your fingertips!
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Choose Red, White or Both!
Whether it is a Red or a White. You can get one, the other, or some of each. Amazing flexibility and yet, all are so tasty. You do not have to be restricted. Let your pallet experience both and see the difference. Who knows, you may find out that you enjoy both depending on the food it is paired with. The world is at your fingertips through these remarkable and unique wines.
Not to mention the elements of Romance and Worry-Free attitudes that come with a Glass of a Fine Wine. It relaxes, soothes, and aides stress relief. A Red Wine carries health benefits, as well as the ability to fight the damages of aging and health issues caused by everyday stress. When you eliminate stress in your life, life becomes a lot easier to handle. Don’t spend money on medication for stress relief. Have a glass or two of one these amazing fine winesand watch your stress lessen.
You will be able to make the simplest of dinners become a romantic and loving affair when it includes a bottle of fine wine. There is something about it. That carefree attitude you get when drinking that first glass lets the worries fade away and the strings of the heart to embrace and bond.
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