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2012-06-13 02:27:15

Evidence Mounts That Concord Grapes Contribute to Healthy Lifestyles CONCORD, Mass., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Two new scientific papers recently published in Nutrition Today and the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggest that Concord grapes may support healthy circulation to promote cardiovascular and cognitive health in certain populations. These reports add to the growing body of evidence for the role of Concord grapes and grape juice in healthy lifestyles....

2012-06-12 02:29:05

FRESNO, Calif., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a natural partnership -- celebrity chef, best-selling author and TV host Ellie Krieger, M.S., R.D., and the California Table Grape Commission have teamed up to talk about grapes from California as "The Original Super Snack." To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/55038-ellie-krieger-california-table-grape-commission-the-original-super-snack (Photo:...

2012-05-24 06:26:27

LIVERMORE, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- If you are what you eat, your wine is what you listen to. Recent studies have shown that the perception of wine is deeply influenced by the Bach sonata playing on your stereo or hip-hop songs blaring from someone's iPod. Beginning on May 25th, Concannon Vineyard will be giving consumers the opportunity to experience the ultimate enjoyment in both wine and music by offering exclusive playlists through the free digital music service...

2012-04-26 10:23:57

100th Anniversary of Fenway Marked by World's Largest Collective Toast BOSTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Guinness World Records recently confirmed that a new record for the largest toast in one venue was set by 32,904 baseball fans raising a glass on April 20, 2012, at Fenway Park's 100th anniversary. Nearly 40,000 cans of Welch's Sparkling Grape Juice Cocktail were given out for fans to say "cheers to 100 years." (Photo:...

2012-04-26 06:26:22

FRESNO, Calif., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New research presented this week at the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego, California, suggests that grape consumption may be able to positively affect anxiety and related hypertension, as well as cognitive impairments associated with anxiety. Researchers observed a protective role of grapes on anxiety-like behavior, learning and memory function, and hypertension in rats. The researchers attributed these benefits to the...

2012-04-24 14:20:57

FRESNO, Calif., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Consuming grapes may help protect heart health in people with metabolic syndrome, according to research presented this week at the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego, California. Natural components found in grapes, known as polyphenols, are thought to be responsible for these beneficial effects. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120424/CG93741) The study, led by principal investigator Dr. Maria Luz Fernandez, Department of...

2012-03-27 23:58:58

While Washington winemakers grow most of their grapes on their natural rootstock, the coveted quality of their crop—and wines—is unlikely to change if they join the rest of the world and start grafting their varieties to more disease- and pest-resistant roots. That day will probably come, say WSU experts, but growers have little to fear. Yet the spectre of a vine-destroying invasion has lurked in the shadows of Washington vineyards for years. What if, wine industry professionals...

2012-03-15 11:53:05

By using decades of vineyard records, scientists have for the first time been able to attribute early ripening of wine grapes to climate warming and declines in soil water content. The study reveals that management factors has also influenced the shift, offering hope for growers to develop adaptation strategies. The study was published in Nature Climate Change and was done by scientists from the University of Melbourne and the CSIRO. Climate scientist and viticulturist Dr Leanne...

2012-02-21 11:33:35

A gene fusion research project led by a University of California, Davis, plant scientist delivers a one-two punch to Pierce's disease, a deadly threat to California's world-renowned wine industry. The study is set for publication the week of Feb. 20 in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Many disease-causing microbes can evade one defensive action by a host plant, but we believe that most microbes would have difficulty overcoming a combination of...

2012-02-01 07:33:00

CONCORD, Mass., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation prepares for American Heart Month this February, a new Porter Novelli Styles survey of more than 4,000 Americans, sponsored by Welch's, found a significant gap between consumers' awareness of the heart-health benefits of common foods, and their purchase habits. Two-thirds of consumers recognize that red wine, salmon, oatmeal or olive oil are heart-healthy foods. However, only a fraction of those same consumers buy these foods on a...