The health properties of red wine have long been debated but an Australian biochemist believes he has created a drop so loaded with antioxidants that it could treat a range of ills. Brisbane-based Greg Jardine said he has patented a group of compounds created during the wine-making process which he says act as an anti-inflammatory and could help battle conditions such as arthritis and chronic fatigue.
China is mad for wine. At the Haagen Dazs cafe in the trendy Xintiandi district, well-heeled Shanghai urbanites decide between Rum Raisin and Cookies 'n Cream to go with their Chilean Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc.While a wine glass might not grace every dining table in China, wine has become a symbol of a desirable urban lifestyle, equal parts sophistication and quirky enthusiasm.
This is the Instant Wine Chiller from Ravi. Why We Love It: If you want to chill your white wine instantly (but don't want to water it down with ice cubes) consider the Instant Wine Chiller. Store it in your freezer, and when you need to cool your wine insert the wine chiller into the bottle neck. The inner frozen tube will alter the temperature of your wine to as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit as it pours into your glass.
This is the Aero Wine Aerator from Brookstone. Why We Love It: Letting your wine breathe is nothing new, but Aero works in seconds by inserting the stem into a bottle of wine. Press a button and leave in the bottle or glass of wine for 30 seconds and it will mix in oxygen to soften tannins. Approved by the Beverage Testing Institute in 2012, Aero uses two AAA batteries, has a built-in LED light, and includes two stems — one for full bottles, and a shorter option for glasses.
Majestic Wine (LON:MJW) , the UK's largest wine warehouse chain, announced excellent set of results for the 26 weeks ended 27 September 2010.Some have questioned the ability of the group to keep growing in its UK heartland but these interim results look truly exceptional. On total sales up 10.2% to £117.6m profit before tax increased by 20% to £7.3m and diluted earnings per share were up 17% to 8.2p. The interim dividend was lifted 17.9% to 3.3p with the forecast annual yield c3.3% at the current share price.