Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Benefits of Vino

Thiédo. Digital ID: 1167916. New York Public Library

According to a recent MSNBC article, drinking wine - both red and white - has health benefits beyond the famous French Paradox. Apparently wine can also help fight the bacteria that leads to sore throats and dental plaque buildup.

The Library has a large selection of wine books in both the stacks and in the Rose Main Reading Room. Some of the most helpful encyclopedic works come from Oxford University Press. Both edited by Jancis Robinson, The Oxford Companion to Wine and the Oxford Companion to Wines of North America are wonderful beginners guides to varietals, regions, and grapes.