Recent findings suggest that light to moderate alcohol consumption could potentially reduce the risk of heart disease by reducing stress signaling in the brain. This research highlights the importance of understanding the connection, especially given the association between alcohol consumption and cancer. Peter Douglas reports.
The wine industry focuses a lot of attention on the way wine performs in blind tastings and less on the way it is perceived by the people who actually drink it - and why. Top researchers are conducting studies but Robert Joseph impudently wonders if they are asking the right questions.
Origin is often touted as an important quality feature for sparkling wine. Whether Austrian consumers also see it that way was investigated in a study at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland. Bettina König, Christian Pfeiffer and Marcus Wieschhoff report.
At the In Vino Analytica Scientia (IVAS) conferences, young scientists in wine analysis are regularly awarded prizes by a panel of experts. This year, four young scientists received an award for their outstanding work.