,Before anyone gets too excited about an invitation to join a red wine trial, and getting paid to do it, they should read the fine print.
Unfortunately the trial is being held in the UK and participants, who each get over $100 for taking part, don't actually get to drink any wine, which seems kind of odd considering the aim of the research is to study the health benefits of red wine consumption.
Or. more precisely, according to researcher Timothy Eschle at the Northumberland University Brain Research and Nutrition Centre: to look at the benefits to older people of resveratrol. an extract from the skins of red grapes, which are expected to show a more pronounced effect on people who have suffered
a slight natural decline in certain aspects of mental function, such as memory and reaction time,than in younger subjects.
The reveratrol is to be administered in capsule form...
Winemakers should be warned that this summer much of the rose that they produce could wind up mixed with slushy ice t0 become something called a Frose by the trendies who have been drinking it by the barrel overseas.
According to Drinks Business the sales of rose by one of the major British retailers have risen by a whopping 104 percent on the back of the latest craze which is believed to have originated in New York.
To make it, rosé is frozen for seven hours with lemon juice and sugar then blended into a boozy, rose-hued Slush Puppie and garnished with mint.
New York hotspot Primi, which claims to have created the drink, goes even further, including vermouth and pureed strawberries In the mix.
Hot off the press: Rosé is now the most popular wine style in the UK ahead of Prosecco.
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