If you are going to the LCBO – or “the Happy Store” as my friend DaniBP calls it – and you want to know what the wine blogger (me) is buying these days then I have something for you.
At the right of this blog page – just under the shameless self-promoting image of my face – is a link to the LCBO Quick Pick list category of my blog entries. A click and a scroll down this category will give you some good ideas. But don’t get used to it. My brother-in-Spain doesn’t read this blog for the wine recommendations – in fact he gets mad at me for suggesting wines and not writing foolishness.
So this is for you Guitar Glen, Rugby guy, and anyone else who doesn’t have the patience to read through my thoughts on Albert Einstein, J.Crew, gooseberries, and the dreamy David Beckham looking for wine notes.
Back to the photo of me – isn’t shameless self-promoting what the word blog means?
This is turning into a David Beckham blog – we can learn so much from him. See David celebrating with beer instead of “champagne”. He’s trying to teach his LA Galaxy teammates that beer is good for them.
"Here's to my health mates"
Reduces Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease Significantly
November 18, 2011|BY WILLIAM WEIR, firstname.lastname@example.org, The Hartford Courant
We always hear about how moderate wine-drinking is good for you. What about beer?Turns out beer is good for you, too, a new study tells us — maybe even better than wine. In moderation.The researchers found that beer reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 42 percent; the wine study they compared it to had shown a risk reduction of 31 percent.Portions, though, play a big part. Maximum health benefits come from drinking a little more than 1 pint per day of beer with a 5 percent alcohol content.The next question is: Why would this be? The researchers don’t know how much of a role the alcohol plays vs. other ingredients. Many of the wine-is-good-for-you studies tout the presences of resveratrol, a chemical found in grapes.
Beer doesn’t have resveratrol, the researchers say, but it does have other polyphenols that may be healthful.
Celebrity footballer David Beckham (Mr Posh Spice) won the MLS Cup with the LA Galaxy this week and is rumoured to sign with Paris St. Germain’s football team for next season. Perhaps that’s why he’s looking at the Korbel “champagne” with complete disdain. What would the French say about celebrating with Korbel? It’s the sort of thing that could ruin a man.
"Get that American plonk out of my face mate - the French might be watching"