That's Deep: An interesting new way to cellar wine is taking place in France. Frank Labeyrie, of Chateau du Coureau in Côtes de Bordeaux Cadillac, is starting a cellaring service that will store customers wines in the ocean - specifically in Arcachon Bay. Labeyrie believes that the ocean’s constant cool temperatures, zero oxygen and zero light will help the wines age slowly, so keeping intensity of fruit for longer, and deepening flavor, according to this article from Decanter. The wine will be storage for a maximum time of 10 years and bottles will be tested every two years, to ensure the wine is aging properly.
To Your Health!: It seems that every month a new study is published claiming either that drinking alcohol in moderation will help you live longer or will end your life sooner. We'd like to think a little imbibing will help us out in the long run. Just so we're all straight on what's what, here's the top 10 health benefit claims, as reported by The Drinks Business.
Woman and Wine: A recent study conducted by Dr. Lucia Albino Gilbert, professor of psychology at Santa Clara University, shows that more and more woman are making significant contributions to the wine industry, particularly as lead winemakers in California. In a recent publication of "Opus Vino" - a list of 4,000 wineries from around the world, selected for their proven winemaking excellence - 23% of the California wineries had female lead winemakers, as compared to 14% of the state’s wineries with men as the lead winemakers, as reported here from Wines and Vines. However, there is much room for improvement in this male dominated field. Even though half of the graduates of California’s top enology programs are women, women hold the lead winemaker position at less than 10%, according to Dr. Gilbert's research.