The next Shiraz, varietal wines for Australia

Written by Darby Higgs


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Spain's answer to Sangiovese is Tempranillo. It is growing in popularity in many Australian wine regions. To a large extentrepparttar jury is still as many ofrepparttar 141941 plantings are still quite new. Amongrepparttar 141942 champions ofrepparttar 141943 variety are James Halliday and Mark Walpole of Brown Brothers. Tempranillo matures a little earlier than Shiraz or Sangiovese so it can be grown in slightly cooler regions, Indeed Manton Creek Vineyard inrepparttar 141944 Mornington Peninsula is one ofrepparttar 141945 more highly regarded producers.

The Durif variety is regarded as a warm climate variety, indeed it seemed as though Rutherglen held a monopoly onrepparttar 141946 variety. But in fact is relatively early ripening, as demonstrated by John Vale at Balnarring onrepparttar 141947 Mornington Peninsula. The outstanding feature of Durif isrepparttar 141948 high level of tannins, but if these can be mastered then

There are a few other varieties attracting attention which will figure inrepparttar 141949 mix overrepparttar 141950 next decade or so. Petit verdot is becoming much more popular inrepparttar 141951 warmer areas. It was pioneered in Australia by Pirramirra in McLaren Vale but it is now grown extensively inrepparttar 141952 Murray Darling and Riverina.

Barbera and Nebbiolo arerepparttar 141953 two other Italian varieties which are highly regarded in Australia. Lagrein is a little known Italian variety, in fact it is fromrepparttar 141954 North East of Italy. It is an early ripening variety and as such can be grown inrepparttar 141955 cooler climates. Cobaw Ridge inrepparttar 141956 Macedon Ranges region has a wonderful Lagrein.

So what isrepparttar 141957 verdict? Which red winegrape variety will berepparttar 141958 next Shiraz? It seems to be a contest between Sangiovese and Tempranillo, with both camps having some firm adherents. My money at this stage goes with Sangiovese, it hasrepparttar 141959 runs onrepparttar 141960 board.

Darby Higgs is an expert on varietal wines made from less common grape varieties. He is founder and editor of vinodiversity, an information resource. See http://www.vinodiversity.com


Gallstones and Coffee! Who Would Have Thought?

Written by Randy Wilson


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This was also true for pancreatic cancer; a study in 1981 showed a possible association with coffee consumption, but most studies since then have not shown a statistically significant relationship.

This study also showed that coffee consumption reducedrepparttar risk of colorectal cancer, particularly cancer centered inrepparttar 141902 colon.

The Department of Medicine atrepparttar 141903 Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, also did a statistical analysis of twelve published articles pertaining torepparttar 141904 relationship between coffee consumption andrepparttar 141905 reduced risk of colorectal cancer. This analysis determined thatrepparttar 141906 lower risk of colorectal cancer due to coffees was particularly observed in studies from Asia, Northern and Southern Europe, and North America.

Whilerepparttar 141907 analysis could not definitively state that there is a relationship due torepparttar 141908 difference inrepparttar 141909 waysrepparttar 141910 various studies were conducted,repparttar 141911 results did indicate as previously published that coffee consumption loweredrepparttar 141912 risk of colorectal cancer.

The Department of Nutrition atrepparttar 141913 Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, looked atrepparttar 141914 possible relationship between coffees consumption and gallstones.

The researchers particularly examinedrepparttar 141915 relationship between cholecystectomy, a surrogate of symptomatic gallstone disease, and coffees consumption in women. Over twenty years, over 80,000 women were studied to watch for various gastrointestinal health issues.

The researchers found that drinking caffeinated coffees reducedrepparttar 141916 risk of symptomatic gallstone disease in women. The same institute also studied this same relationship between coffees consumption and gastrointestinal health issues in men. Over 46,000 men were surveyed.

This study found that increasingrepparttar 141917 intake of caffeinated coffees (four or more cups daily) decreasedrepparttar 141918 risk of symptomatic gallstone disease. In total, these studies have shown that there may be some relationship betweenrepparttar 141919 consumption of caffeinated coffees andrepparttar 141920 reduction of risk of several gastrointestinal health issues.

These studies showed that there is a significant probability of benefit with regards to cirrhosis ofrepparttar 141921 liver, colorectal cancer, and gallstones. There was not enough data to conclusively staterepparttar 141922 same about other cancers, including that ofrepparttar 141923 bladder and pancreas.

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