Monthly Archives: February 2011

Moderate Alcohol Drinking May Boost Heart Health

Researchers Say Benefits May Be Related to Effect of Moderate Drinking on HDL Levels By Denise Mann WebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD Feb. 24, 2011 — New research shows that moderate alcohol consumption can reduce heart … Continue reading

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America’s regular wine drinkers growing in number…

From WineBusiness.com… More Americans than ever before are drinking wine at least once a month, though they are becoming increasingly price conscious, according to new research published today by Wine Intelligence, a leading market research and strategy organization focused on … Continue reading

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Tasting some great new (for me) Russian River wines

I have a little too busy to post about all the wines I have been tasting lately because I have been on the road selling wine constantly….very long days since the beginning of the year and its paying off… Tonight … Continue reading

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Its a family business….

Yes, Rad Grapes is a true family business…I spend most of my time selling wine on the road and my wife runs the office, while my mother-in-law does the books. I do not usually take the whole family to meet … Continue reading

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Fire destroys truckload of wine on I-80!

I hope it wasn’t any of our wine coming from the West Coast….this is like a nightmare if its your wine..Yikes! Fire destroys truckload of wine on I-80 – from Radio Iowa Two truck drivers transporting a load of wine … Continue reading

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some new Rad wine from Portugal

I just spent several hours at Caravella, a Portuguese restaurant in Tarrytown, with my friend Manny, tasting a number of new Portuguese wines he has sourced from friends in the Minho region of Northern Portugal….the viticultural home of Vinho Verde … Continue reading

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Snowed in, Iced in tunes…

Another cold winter night after a day with snow, sleet, freezing rain and then some. I did not hit the road today like I was supposed to….had to get the snow blower out to clear the driveway and patio. By … Continue reading

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Red, Red Wine you make me feel so fine…

I have a self interest in promoting wine drinking, healthy as it may be. I grew up in Spain & Portugal, drinking wine daily from an early age and I have been in the wine business for over 22 years. … Continue reading

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