Guys, there’s good news and there’s not so favorable news. Because I wish to end on a good note, I think I’ll begin with the unfavorable one first. I hate sour grapes, so I prefer to start with same….just to get them out-of-the-way.

Arsenic in Californian wines

Recent studies by a lab called BeverageGrades and two other labs have revealed that certain inexpensive wines  bottled by California vineyards have tested for levels of arsenic.  The question is how harmful are these amounts?

You see, based on studies done by scientists, arsenic is an element that is found in the earth which often seeps into the soil. Many of our ground provisions, crops (including grapes), juices, and water have this element which is deemed safe. For instance, in the United States, there’s a standard for the level of arsenic in water but none for wines.

Now, should we be concerned about these findings? Yes, we should. Should we stop drinking our favorite inexpensive wines? Hell no!! I say everything in moderation. I don’t know, there’s always bad news about food supplies. In recent times, we’ve heard about arsenic in rice and apple juice. What next?

Unspillable (No spill) wine glasses

Yippee! And unto something to cheer about. First it was unstemmed wine glasses, now it’s unspillable (no spill) wine glasses. For those of us who like to sometime lie around and basically ‘chill’ with a glass of vino, finally, we can do so without making a spill of that merlot or Pinot Grigio.

Amazon. com carries a Sempli line. If you desire you can have a lead-free crystal type which is hand blown (two in a box). The cost is about $52.00. Be careful though, these precious items have to be hand washed.

You know something, I labor tirelessly for my ‘bucks’ and I’m in no hurry to garner any of these unspillable glasses. I’m still trying to get use to these stemless ones that I have. What will they think of next? I reckon I’ll wait until these ‘no spill’ catch on. I’m in no rush. But, I must commend these guys for a good effort. I’ll fetch a few when the prices plummet.

Gosh, what’s wrong with an elegant and sexy wine glass with stem?

No Hangover!!

The latest is that vino lovers are in for a treat very soon. You see, scientists from the University of Illinois are feverishly working on eliminating the ‘root of all evil’ when it comes to hangovers in wines. I understand that sulfates are the compounds that are naturally found in wines that produce the awful hangovers.

Now, that’s some good news to celebrate about. Salud!! https://www.inquistir

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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