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On the upcoming episode of The Better Show we talk about this subtle, varied and much loved product of the vine. We'll learn how wine is made, how to pick it, and how to drink it. Subscribe to the podcast to always get the latest episode as soon as it's released.

Now here's your weekly set of tips, fun facts and other exclusive content from us at The Better Show. Enjoy and share with a friend :)

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Tip of the week

Wine makes any dish better, even pizza! If you're having a pepperoni, pair it with a Sangiovese - the most popular grape of Italy has an intense flavor that can compete with the spicy sausage. Learn more about wine & food pairings.

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In 79 AD the Roman warrior philosopher Pliny the Elder said "In wine there is health." He wasn't wrong.  A 16-year long Harvard School of Public Health study of over 11,000 men found that moderate drinkers suffering from high blood pressure are 30 percent less likely to have a heart attack than nondrinkers. Read more about the research.

What are Ian, Darren & March up to this week?

  • Ian is getting comprehensive baseline blood testing.
  • Darren is trying out bee pollen as a dietary supplement.
  • March is using the Pomodoro technique to stay productive on the weekends while still having time for fun.
Listen to an upcoming show to hear how our experiments went and what we learned!


Article of the week

8 Fascinating Facts About Wine in Early American History -

"President Washington actually distilled his own whiskey. When it came to wine, he drank Madeira, often three to five glasses a night after dinner. Madeira, a fortified Portuguese wine, was popular during the Colonial era due to the fact that it could hold up through long ocean voyages and the lack of modern luxuries like air conditioning."

Product of the week

Windows on the World Complete Wine Course by Kevin Zraly

This perennial bestseller by James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Kevin Zraly is the most popular wine guide on the market. It makes for a fun, colorful tour through the world of wine. A great starting place for the neophyte but with some insightful tips and stories for the aficionado.


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All the best in getting better,

Ian, Darren & March

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