Archives for March 2008

A permanent vacation in Argentina: buy your own ready-made vineyard

A permanent vacation in Argentina: buy your own ready-made vineyard

Photo by boxercab
In Mendoza, Argentina, you can buy a ready-made vineyard for a permanent vacation:

The foothills south of Mendoza in Argentina have long been known as the agricultural heart that produces the country’s increasingly popular signature wine, malbec. For the past three years it has also been where Americans, Canadians and Europeans looking to fulfill winemaker fantasies have taken advantage of Argentina’s relatively low land prices and bought mini-vineyards.

Money on the Vine []

See our news room for videos of Andy on CNY’s ‘Bridge Street’ and ‘Food for Thought’

We’re building our news room piece by piece and just put up video of Andy featuring Lakeland Winery wines on WCNY’s Food for Thought with George Kilpatrick and WSYR’s Bridge Street with Rick and Julie.

You can head over to our news room, or just watch below:

Lakeland Winery on Bridge Street with Rick and Julie

Lakeland Winery on WCNY's Food for Thought with George Kilpatrick

[Health Notes] Lifestyle, alcohol, and reducing the risk of heart attack

Lifestyle and alcohol can reduce the risk of heart attack in women, according to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. A 6-year study of over 24,000 Swedish postmenopausal women showed that the risk of myocardial infarction (MI) could be reduced by 92% through a combination of 3 low-risk behaviors, including non-smoking, low waist-hip ratio, being more physically active, and regular, moderate alcohol consumption.

Yes, drink more wine!

This echoes the major findings of an important Harvard study, which identified the “healthy lifestyle” factors as not smoking, eating a Mediterranean-type diet, getting regular exercise, not being obese, and consuming between 1/2 and 2 typical alcoholic drinks each day. In addition, while anyone with the first four factors significantly reduced major health risks, such as diabetes and heart disease, those who consumed alcohol moderately and regularly reduced their risk further, by about 60%!

“Wine was given by God, not that we might be drunken, but that we might be sober. It is the best medicine when it has moderation to direct it. Wine was given to restore the body’s weakness, not to overturn the soul’s strength.” – St. John Chrysostum (4th Century preacher)

Lakeland Winery March Newsletter is out!

Our first monthly newsletter is out for March. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can view it here.

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Burgundy can be hit or miss, but not the 2005 vintage

Burgundy can be hit or miss, but not the 2005 vintage

Burgundy 2005 Domain Oliver Hillaire Chateauneuf-Du-Pape
Photo by K. Todd Storch

The Wall Street Journal recommends that French wine lovers should run out and grab a few bottles of the 2005 Burgundy vintage:

“Drop everything. Go to a good wine store right now, buy a bottle of 2005 red Burgundy and open it for dinner tonight. Set aside some time to go back tomorrow to buy more to lay down for the future.”

Tastings: The Right Stuff []