New Wine Trends for 2015

wine grapes growing at vineyardWhat does 2015 bring in terms of up-and-coming trends when it comes to wines?

In the past, crafting and curating fine wine lists seemed to be done only by luxurious and expensive fine-dining restaurants. This year, wine will slowly be at level-footing with craft-beer and cocktails. An increasing number of promising wine producers are joining in the competition, offering a choice selection of premium wines.

An increasing number of people seem to be really interested in educating themselves about the wines being offered to them.  They are now curious about soil types and how to grow the best grapes.  The wine experience will become much more than just passively accepting the wines recommended by the sommelier.  People are now demonstrating a thirst to learn about wines and food pairings.  Moreover, there seems to be less interest in what is referred to as “commercial” wine and a veering towards wine with “character.”  As a result, restaurants which previously concentrated on drawing up exceptional cocktail programs are now strengthening their wine lists. They are starting to pay attention to crafting exceptional wine lists that make sense for the cuisine that they offer.

There are now more individuals from the younger set who are aspiring to be real wine connoisseurs. The internet appears to have a strong contribution to this agenda.  More and more people search the web for greater knowledge.  There are many blogs dedicated to wines.  People use various social media platforms to converse about wines and share experiences.

Young people seem drawn towards the bubbly and the sweet. As a result, sparkling wines and Moscato are now enjoying greater sales.  It is interesting to note that the young do not think that sparkling wine is simply to celebrate momentous occasions.  They pop bottles even for simple everyday routine celebrations – or even when they have nothing to celebrate about.

The young also do not seem inclined to be dictated on by tradition when it comes to wines. They take their wines with ice.  They take it with fruit juice or fruit.  They enjoy wine cocktails, taking it with club soda or some other mixers. A few even take wine on occasion from a cup through a straw.

Convenience now plays a significant role in determining wine-buying behaviour.  There seems to be a propensity to buy 187-ml bottles, screw-capped bottles, value-box wine and premium wines.

Many individuals buy wine because of its label.  However, an increasing number of people pronounce that taste is what gets them to purchase more.  Of the many varieties available, the year will favor pinot grigio, pinot noir, merlot, chardonnay, and cabernet sauvignon.

Wine And Men’s Health

13767817There seems to be a never ending debate as to whether drinking wine is healthy or detrimental to ones health. And while I generally like to focus on the health benefits of wine, I want to be sure to acknowledge both sides of the coin, and also looks at some of the risks that are involved with drinking.

While most people recognize that extreme alcoholism poses significant health dangers, it is far less common to hear the lay person talking about the negative health consequences associated with more moderate alcohol consumption, in particular, the problems alcohol can cause in relation to men’s sexual health. The truth is that there has been a great deal of research indicating that alcohol can lower a man’s testosterone, reduce his sex drive, and reduce his sperm count. So if you are a man interested in sex either for reproductive or recreation purposes, this is something to keep in mind.

I’m no doctor, but it makes sense that if you are having sexual health issues that you should at least examine the possibility that alcohol may be playing a role in your troubles, and be honest about how much you are drinking when you talk to your doctor.

Under normal circumstances a healthy man gets an erection when there is an increase of blood flow towards his penis, making his penis rigid. This occurs as a result of sexual excitement i.e. sexual thoughts or physical stimulation. Ongoing failures to achieve an erection that is adequately firm to perform sexual intercourse, is a problem referred to erectile dysfunction. If this is a problem for you, you may want to consider a fitness program like ED Protocol, or a supplement like Spartagen XT both of which have been reviewed by NanoMagazine.com.

There are many risk factors for the condition, so don’t think that your love of wine is the only possible cause. The more common risk factors include age, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol levels, and cardiovascular disorders. Also included are unhealthy habits like smoking and the abusive use of drugs.

The condition may also be attributed to psychological factors like excessive worrying and stress. Conflicts at home or at work can compound the problem. Ironically, a man who is worried about performing well may become too anxious, causing him to have difficulty in sustaining a good erection. ED may be caused by one of these reasons or a combination of two or more.

Many cases of erectile dysfunction can be helped. The treatment will depend on the cause. If you suffer from the condition because of a hormone-related problem like diabetes or low levels of testosterone, an endocrinologist may be able to help you. If you have intense emotional or psychological problems, it may be worth your while to address these issues first, probably through the help of a counselor or therapist. If your case finds its roots in medical problems, you can get help from a doctor or seek medical therapy.

Whatever the cause of the dysfunction, it is always helpful to make significant lifestyle changes. Many men find that when they quit smoking or excessive drinking, start to exercise on a regular basis, eat sensibly, and learn to manage stress through yoga, meditation, music therapy or other similar programs, it is all that is required to treat the condition.

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