And now... healthy white wine
The most surprising thing about news reported in the current New Scientist that a white wine as high in health-giving polyphenols as a red has been developed at the University of Montpellier, is that it was the French wot did it. The French are famously cool about white wine, drinking only a small fraction as much still white as still red. Presumably all this effort went into making a white wine missile for the export campaign. The new wine is made from polyphenol-enhanced Chardonnay grapes and is called Paradoxe Blanc, a reference to the French paradox whereby the French eat masses of unhealthy foods yet manage to stave off heart...
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