Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Governor Brown and wine…

Last week Governor Jerry Brown (72) made an impromptu appearance at the ninth annual California Wine Grape Growers Foundation (CWGGF) Capital Wine Dinner with a message of collaboration. The event, which took place at the Sutter Club in Sacramento drew more than 100 attendees this year.

“California is facing unprecedented challenges,” said Governor Brown. “We have to come together and find the higher objective, which is improving our state. That is my goal.”

Governor Brown spoke briefly and then met wine grape growers face-to-face, asking questions and discussing issues important to the wine grape growing community. He continually spoke of the need for a unified effort to resolve California’s standing fiscal and economic challenges.

In a related story……………

Glass of wine a day 'cuts dementia risk'

Scientists followed 3,200 people over 70 years old, who had no signs of dementia when they enrolled on the study, for three years. Of those, 217 went on to develop dementia.

They found those who drank between two and three glasses of wine a day were 29 per cent less likely to have started developing dementia by the end of the three-year study period.

The results for Alzheimer's, which accounts for two-thirds of dementia cases, were even more striking: such drinkers were 42 per cent less likely to have developed the disease.


1 comment:

  1. I'll drink to that! Alzheimer's effects not only those inflicted with the condition but their family and friends as well. Anything that can help cut down the risk is really good. =)

    I wonder if the study looked at red wine vs white wines. I believe it is the Resveratrol in red wine or the skin of their grapes that has been shown to be great for anti-aging and blood sugar control. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resveratrol