Finding The Right Wine Expert To Help You Select Your Next Bottle

Bianca Grohmann, Concordia University Do you often wander the aisles of a wine shop, trying to figure out which wine to buy? To help choose a bottle, you may turn to a wine expert. No shame in that: many consumers who do not consider themselves wine connoisseurs seek out the opinion of wine experts. But…

Dry January? Doctors Say No

If you drank too much during the holidays, you may be tempted to get on the Dry January bandwagon. However, its supposed benefits are zero to none, according to health experts. “It would be better to have two alcohol-free days each week all year rather than one month abstinence,” Ian Hamilton, lecturer of the Department…

Festive Bulge: Scientists Offer Advice On How To Beat Overeating

Thomas C. Erren, University of Cologne; Philip Lewis, University of Cologne, and Ursula Wild, University of Cologne Christmas and New Year are holidays with dietary excesses that many of us cannot control. This often leads to the “festive bulge”. As the holidays approach, could there be a recipe to contain this weight gain and pave…

Champagne: four founding myths of a global icon

Joonas Rokka, EM Lyon What made a simple wine grown in a fairly mediocre wine-growing region one of the most prominent and enchanting icons in the world today? How did champagne, against all expectations, acquire such a prestige, becoming the ultimate sign of celebrations world-wide? No wedding, business deal, sporting event or art exhibition would…