In honor of the holidays, I wanted to share some very cool and yummy wine news with you.
For starters, did you hear about the wonderful news that Oreo cookies don’t want to be known just as “milk’s favorite cookie.” They also want to be known as “wine’s favorite cookie.” OMG! Does that sound delicious or what? Please check out USA Today’s article. Sadly, I see that they’ve already sold out. But hey, I’m willing to try Oreo’s with my favorite red wine. I have plenty to choose from.
Good Healthy Wine News
Wine Spectator has a great article called “Fresh Research Adds to Evidence that Moderate Drinking Could Reduce Risk of Heart Disease” highlighting that “a research team at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, found that moderate alcohol consumption may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, including stroke and heart attack, as well as death from other causes. While previous studies have gathered data from younger individuals, this research is the first of its size to focus on the health of adults over the age of 70.” Woo hoo!!!
Did You Hear About the 1874 Bottle of Champagne?
According to Decanter, this bottle set the record for Chrstie’s. “Christie’s said the bottle of Perrier-Jouët ‘Brut Millesimé’ from the ‘outstanding’ 1874 Champagne vintage sold for £42,875 ($56,981, €50,292), far outstripping its pre-sale high estimate of £15,000.”
My question is, if you had the money, would you buy this bottle? According to Tim Triptree MW, international director of Christie’s wine and spirits department, “It will probably have lost most of its fizz, as the effervescence declines over time, but it should still retain a vibrant acidity and freshness,” The problem for me is I like the bubbles. The other problem for me is I don’t have $57,000 to spend
Cheers to a WINEderful Holiday Season Filled with More Interesting Wine News!
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