Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Drink Red Wine Give You Gorgeous Skin

Imagine checking in with your dermatologist for help clearing up a breakout…and leaving her office with a script for pinot noir. Sounds farfetched, but there’s new science behind it. A just-released study demonstrated that an antioxidant found in the grapes used to make red wine slowed the growth of bacteria that cause acne. Not only that, but the antioxidant, resveratrol, also boosted the anti-bacterial properties of benzoyl peroxide, the active ingredient of many over–the-counter acne medications.
The study, published in the journal Dermatology and Therapy, played out like this. In a lab, researchers began growing the specific type of bacteria that causes acne. When resveratrol was applied to the thriving bacteria colony, it slowed bacteria growth. The study team then added benzoyl peroxide to the resveratrol and applied the two to the bacteria, creating a potent combo that put the brakes on bacterial growth for a sustained period of time.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Shiloh Winery 2014 Secret Reserve Merlot

Dark ruby to the eye, this wine has a nose of raspberry and birch root. Flavors of blackberry, black
cherry, smoked meat, vanilla custard and anise move across the palate, with fruit and smoke notes rising and receding in rhythm. Zesty cherry notes linger on the tongue despite strong but pleasant tannins.

Original review published by Wine Mag

Thursday, 3 March 2016

De Stefani 2014 Plavis Merlot

Made entirely with Merlot, this offers aromas of black-skinned fruit and baking spice. The straightforward approachable palate shows black plum, tobacco and a vanilla note framed in supple tannins. Enjoy soon.

Original review published by Wine Mag