Wine

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 11/6/2013 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun …   1. The world’s first glow-in-the-dark ice cream uses jellyfish proteins. (Learn more at Lick Me I’m Delicious) 2. A beagle named Elvis can smell when polar bears are pregnant at the Cincinnati zoo. (Learn more at Cincinnati Zoo) 3. Customs agents in Los Angeles recovered a 1953 Triumph motorcycle that was stolen from a Nebraska man’s backyard nearly 46 years ago. (Learn more at Orange County Register) 4. Twenty Pound Carp, a fish with its …

Warm Holiday Drinks

Posted on 12/21/2012 by | Cocktails, Spirits and Mixology | Comments

Bulletin TodayIt’s late December, the kids are on their best behavior and Old Man Winter has been camped outside for a few days. It’s also a time when family get-togethers can have you stressed out, your bones are chilled to the marrow and a beverage offering a bigger kick than coffee is really what you need to make all right with the world. What better way to relax than with a winter themed drink? Mulled wine is one of the easiest …

Drink A Day May Help Heart Attack Survivors

Posted on 04/4/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthModerate alcohol consumption — a glass of wine or a cocktail a day — has been shown to help prevent heart disease, but a new study suggests that it might even be good for men who have had a heart attack. Harvard researchers who tracked 1,818 male heart attack survivors for up to 20 years found that those who drank moderately were 42 percent less likely to die from heart disease and 34 percent less likely to die from any …

Wine. Beer. Spirits. Yeah!

Posted on 04/3/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthBooze. One of humanity’s earliest culinary inventions and possibly one of the things that started agricultural civilization in the first place, alcohol has been with us for a long time. But we are still learning much about how it affects the body and about our consumption habits. In other words, there’s good points and there’s bad points. A recent study suggests that moderate and constant consumption (two beers a day) gave men a 42% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease. The …

How to Do Wine Tasting like a Pro

Posted on 11/30/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

TravelBaby boomers, and particularly baby boomer travelers, love wine! According to the US Wine Market Council, a wine boom began in the United States in the 1970s and early 1980s as the leading edge of the Baby Boom generation (born between 1946 and 1964) matured and drove the consumer market with their unique set of tastes and lifestyle choices. According to the American Association of Wineries, an estimated 27 million winery visits currently take place annually, and the US Wine …

Holiday Wine Shopping: 4 Thrifty Tips

Posted on 11/9/2011 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsWith the holiday season approaching, many folks are in the market for a bottle or two of special wine to give as gifts or to use in their own celebrations. The good news is, it’s possible to uncork some real bargains on wines this time of year, if you know where to look. Here are some shopping tips for those in the mood to tipple: The Timing Is Right: According to Mark Di Vincenzo, author of Buy Ketchup in May …