I have set up the FermentedGrape.com to help you discover, demystify and debunk the world of wine.
The site has comprehensive information on the impact of alcohol on health. My mission is to cut through the excessive negative slant, take on the anti-alcohol zealots and aim to give a reasoned view on the debate about whether wine is good or bad for you. The largest meta-analyses of such data indicate that moderate daily drinking is indeed beneficial to your health despite the "nanny state" advice that "no level of alcohol is safe".
I also have a real interest in less intensive methods of wine production involving organic or biodynamic techniques with less use of chemicals in the vineyard and during production e.g. low use of sulfur and pesticides. Such light touch production may make life a lot more difficult for the wine maker, particularly those dealing with large volumes or in difficult climates, but this approach makes so much sense particularly when you're consuming something regularly.
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Thanks and enjoy the wine!