Found a great article on Newsday.com today detailing how the current archaic U.S. state wine shipping laws are negatively impacting the budding wine production business in New Jersey.
And if you think NJ is not state with fine wine potential, then you’ve probably not yet tasted the premium reds from Tomasello Winery, which was one of the top favorite picks of Andrea Immer on her TV show Simply Wine. For the record, Tomasello has stopped shipping wine to consumers within their own state.
This same scenario is playing out with similar negative effects all over the continental U.S. You can do something about it – starting with writing to your state legislators to let them know how you feel.
One of my frequent Blogosphere stops is Wine Life Today, which is a bit like Digg or StumbleUpon, but dedicated to wine blog submissions.
WLT has udergone a bit of a facelift and the site is looking great. If you’re interested in the cream of the crop of wine news, check it out (and if you’re so inclined, you can vote for my latest submitted article on WLT while you’re at it).
Some of you may recall that I’ve written earlier this month on the reported hype (and potential dangers) of the resveratrol craze.
I won’t spend too much verbiage on this post, as I’m sure the developing story will be covered by dozens of talented bloggers today.
But I caught this story on NPR this morning and was captivated – it’s a fascinating development in the scientific chase to find a ‘miracle drug’ based on compounds commonly found in wine, only this time there may be some true merit (and a potentially huge financial pay off as well):