BX of Napa Wines - In progress: please sit back & have wine w/me while I work...
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner


Recent Posts

Drinking Wine is Better Than Going to the Gym, According to Scientists
Red Wine Makes You Thin!??
Cheers to our HEALTH! Really. "Champagne" [sparkling wines] are good for you
Bex, BX Bubbles, Champagne, Prosseco ... and the town of Prošek
Low-Cal Cocktails (Even Tho Wine is Healthiest)

Categories

aerator
alcoholism
Alzheimer's
antioxidants
archaelogy
biodynamic
calories
cancer
champagne
cholesterol
diabetes
diet
dirt
distribution
doctors
EGCG
European
flavanoids
food pairing
French
French Paradox
gluten
green
HDL
healthy
heart
history
Italy
LDL
Low alcohol
Marketing
organic
osteoporosis
phenolics
Pinot Grigio
polyphenols
Portugal
pregnancy
procyanidins
religion
resveratrol
saponins
SIRT1
sirtuin
snobbery
social media
STACs
sulfites
sustainable
tannin
trend
UK
Vinho Verde
Wine Genome Project
powered by

Wine Health with Bex Bishop, Winemaker at BX of Napa

Alzheimer's

Cheers to our HEALTH! Really. "Champagne" [sparkling wines] are good for you

BX BUBBLES Blanc de Noirs Brut contains pinot noir black wine grapes which were essential ingredients to the results of the study. Make sure you don't mistake any bottle of fizz for the proper stuff, but seek the pinot noir components of bubbles.

I love it when good news comes from new research. So let's celebrate! No, really, I mean the research says it's healthy to pop the cork on that Blanc de Noirs, regularly, and celebrate. The newest buzz is a study about SPARKLING WINE - shortened in our English vernacular slang to CHAMPAGNE (one word is better than two?) which in actuality only applies to sparkling wines from the Champagne region of France. But the point of this study's finds relates to all BUBBLES (my one word answer to sparkling wines of the world) that contain black wine grapes such as pinot noir. 

So what's the news on it? That's it actually HEALTHY to have ... 3 glasses of bubbles a week, even better than none! Now we can truly say CHEERS TO OUR HEALTH over that gorgeous flickering tulip flute.

Here are a few articles on this topic. Two points to keep in mind:

  • The research points to bubbles made from black grapes so look for bottles labeled "Blanc de Noirs" which means pinot noir grapes went into it (though not necessarily 100%). SHAMELESS PLUG: BX BUBBLES ARE BLANC DE NOIRS!
  • This study was conducted on lab rats (lucky rats!)


____________________________________________________________________

by Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online

Researchers from Reading University have found that three glasses of champagne per week could help prevent the onset of brain disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The team discovered that a compound found in black wine grapes (Pinot noir and Pinot meunier) help fight forgetfulness.

Champagne, which is made using these types of grapes, could now be just the right beverage for tackling dementia before it has a chance to set in. This is not the first time the bubbly has been touted for its health benefits. The same Reading team found in 2009 that champagne is good for the heart and blood circulation.

The memory-helping compound in champagne, however, is much different: phenolic acid. About 80 percent of all champagne is made from the two black grape varieties blended together with a white Chardonnay grape. The researchers, led by Jimmy Spencer, a biochemistry professor at Reading, found that phenolic acid provokes a noticeable boost to spatial memory, allowing the ability to recognize surroundings and help people find their way home.

___________________________________________________________________

By Victoria Ward for The Telegraph UK

Prof Spencer told the Mail on Sunday: "The results were dramatic. After rats consumed champagne regularly, there was a 200 per cent increase of proteins important for determining effective memory. This occurred in rats after just six weeks. We think it would take about three years in humans.
___________________________________________________________________


The study showed three glasses of sparkling wine a day improved memory and could theoretically hinder brain disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Further study is required (we call dibs), but it appears the compound found in the black grapes (pinot noir and pinot meunier) used for these wines are the key. These are the same saintly, Nobel Prize-deserving researchers who discovered champagne has similar heart benefits to cocoa (read: chocolate) and red wine. How do you say "happiest lab on Earth" in Swedish?
____________________________________________________________________

Cheers! Now *POP* that bottle of BX Bubbles Blanc de Noirs!
____________________________

New Chemical Found in Red Wine, EGCG, Could Play Role In Fighting Alzheimer's

I'm pretty excited to read about a newly discovered chemical in red wine that COULD help stave off Alzheimer's! While it is still testing in a lab, the results are very promising for an as of yet incurable and fast increasing, traumatizing disease. This newly discovered chemical is called EGCG and is also found in Green Tea, one of my other favorite healthy beverages. Drink up!
____________________________________________________________________

EGCG, In Green Tea & Red Wine, Could Help Fight Alzheimer's

A new study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry shows that an antioxidant called EGCG, which is found in green tea and red wine, is able to stop amyloid-beta proteins -- known to play a role in Alzheimer's -- from attaching to and killing brain cells in a lab setting. The study is based on the notion that amyloid proteins form ball-like clumps, which are not uniform in size. These amyloid clumps then bind to the outer proteins of brain cells and kill them. However, the researchers wanted to see if changing the shape of the amyloid clumps -- by applying EGCG-- altered their ability to bind to the brain cells. Sure enough, they found that the EGCG could change the shape of the amyloid proteins. And because of that, the amyloid proteins no longer bound to the cells.

...These findings are released at the same time as another study in the journal Neurology, showing that the number of people with Alzheimer's could triple by 2050, MyHealthNewsDaily reported. "It will place a huge burden on society, disabling more people who develop the disease, challenging their caregivers and straining medical and social safety nets," study researcher Jennifer Weuve, who is an assistant professor of medicine at Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, told MyHealthNewsDaily.  

There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's, though there are some medications that can help to stave off the thinking problems associated with the disease, including cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine, according to the Mayo Clinic.