Archive for March 9th, 2010


Women who drink at less risk of obesity – I always thought that alcohol added pounds

So much for blaming the beer belly on just the alcohol I guess.  But hey, if it’s helpful – then uncork something tasty and delicious tonight!

Obesity risk lower in women who had 2 or more drinks a day, study finds – Medical News –

Obesity risk lower in women who had 2 or more drinks a day, study finds

Ladies – it might be time to stop worrying that the Wednesday night glass of wine is just empty calories.

A new study tracking 20,000 American women through middle age found those who had two or more drinks a day gained less weight than their non-drinking counterparts.

The study is published in the March 8 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston asked normal-weight women 39 years and older to report their weight and drinking habits. Normal weight for women is defined as a body mass index between 18.5 and 25.

Through the nearly 13 years of follow-up, the women steadily gained weight.

However, women who drank more than 30 grams of alcohol a day – about 2 normal-sized drinks – gained the least weight. They gained on average 3.4 pounds, with the amount of weight gained increasing with decreased alcohol consumption. The non-drinkers gained an average of 8 pounds.


Capion 1C white wine – from the wine virgin

The first blend of the night was a white wine called Capion 1C. This was a blend of Chardonnay, Roussanne, Viognier, and Sauvignon Blanc. One thing I did learn from the evening is that I didn’t know as many grapes as I thought I did. There are a lot of grapes that I am still not aware of and need to try.

Capion 1C’s dominant grape was Chardonnay to me. There was a hint of butter in the scent and taste. It was just a tad sour, yet not acidic. The buttery and creaminess was evident, but not overpowering. And thankfully, it wasn’t too acidic or harsh in the finishing. I feel l like the balance was pretty good, the sourness of the wine and the sweetness worked well together. Besides the creaminess of this wine, I would say the tastes of apple and citrus were there. This was a blend, but it did taste like a Chardonnay – which was the dominant grape. It’s interesting to see how a blend can taste like the dominant grape, but still have interesting aspects from other grapes. A good wine, but there were definitely more interesting ones as the night went on.

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