Archives for May 2012

Compound in Red Wine Could Fight Alzheimer’s

Compound in Red Wine Could Fight Alzheimer’s

A recent study conducted at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York shows the possibility that polyphenols derived from red wine could treat Alzheimer’s disease.

Lab tests on rats showed that red wine polyphenols broke down amyloid-beta plaques which obstruct brain pathways in Alzheimer’s.

While this is seemingly good news for red wine drinkers the world over, a few issues make it necessary to continue research before a therapy can be developed for people with the disease. In testing on rodents, a red-wine-based supplement was metabolized by the body without benefit so a synthetic polyphenol needs to be created that can easily travel to the brain. Researchers also discovered that not all red wine grapes are created equal. Grapes from different regions may have compounds with varying structures.

Just in case, I think I’ll have an extra glass of red wine with dinner.

 

Second Chance Groupon Offer

Second Chance Groupon Offer

If you missed the e-discount offering, we are allowing an extra week to subscribe. The payment and ‘Appointment Booking’ must be made within one week after the offer expires. This Groupon’s recent offer is extended until May 18, 2012.
$114 for up to 15 people to make the award-winning Island Mist wine ($228 value).  Go to our online store for the second-chance offer.

Up to 15 people come together to make 30 bottles of Lakeland Winery’s award-winning Island Mist wines under the guidance of passionate oenophiles. The five-step winemaking process is simple and engaging; it involves slowly mixing water with bentonite, juice, and then additional ingredients such as elderflowers or oak. Later, after fermentation, groups will cork and label each bottle to take home. Groups are encouraged to bring their own hors d’oeuvres to the party.

Island Mist combines the crisp freshness of distinctive varietal wines with delicious fruit flavors.

The Fine Print:

  •  Expires November 14, 2012
  • Limit 1 per customer, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Must be 21 or older
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • $5 tasting fee per person not included
Largest List of Finger Lakes Wines Ever to Appear on UK Menus

Largest List of Finger Lakes Wines Ever to Appear on UK Menus

The largest-ever list of Finger Lakes region wines are to be imported to the United Kingdom by Wine Equals Friends. Eight Finger Lakes wines and six Long Island wines will make their appearance on wine lists at UK restaurants such as Chez Bruce, Hotel du vin Bristol and Hotel TerraVina, reports Decanter.com.

“This previously little known region is capable of making world class wines,” said Wine Equals Friends founder, Sue Chambers.

Red Newt Cellars, Fox Run, Lamoreaux Landing, Lakewood Vineyards, Sheldrake Point, Dr. Konstantin Frank, Hermann J. Wiemer and Red Tail Ridge are the Finger Lakes wineries that made the list.

New Groupon Deal From Lakeland Winery

New Groupon Deal From Lakeland Winery

$109 for a Winemaking Party and 30 Bottles of Wine at Lakeland Winery$114 for Winemaking Party for up to 15 People ($228 value)

Our latest Groupon deal is for up to 15 people to make 30 bottles of the award-winning Island Mist wines.

Up to 15 people come together to make 30 bottles of Lakeland Winery’s award-winning Island Mist wines under the guidance of passionate oenophilia. The five-step winemaking process is simple and engaging; it involves slowly mixing water with bentonite, juice, and then additional ingredients such as elderflowers or oak. Later, after fermentation, groups will cork and label each bottle to take home. Groups are encouraged to bring their own hors d’oeuvres to the party.

Lakeland Winery’s expert winemakers guide you through the five-step winemaking process. Bring your own hors d’oeuvres to the party. Island Mist combines the crisp freshness of distinctive varietals wines with delicious fruit flavors.

Choose From:

  • Blackberry Cabernet
  • Blackberry Merlot
  • Green Apple Riesling
  • Exotic Fruit Zinfandel
  • Peach Apricot Chardonnay
  • Strawberry White Merlot
  • Wildberry Shiraz
  • Kiwi Pear Sauvignon Blanc
  • Blueberry Pinot Noir
  • White Cranberry Pinot Gris
  • Pomegranate Zinfandel
  • Cranberry Malbec

The Fine Print:

  • Expires November 14, 2012
  • Limit 1 per customer, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Must be 21 or older
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • $5 tasting fee per person not included

Introducing Mon Cheri

Introducing Mon Cheri

Our newest wine is Mon Cheri, made with New York State Diamond grapes. This wine is light and grapey with a semi-sweet finish.