SWIRL: With less than 24 hours before the Royal Wedding, the wine world waits to see which wineries made the cut. Two English producers are said to be in the running. Camel Valley in Cornwall tells Decanter.com of an unusually large order, while the Daily Mail says a white from the Chapel Down Winery in Kent, the largest of Britain’s 109 wineries, will be served at one of the receptions, at Buckingham Palace. (Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but Chapel Down offers best wishes on its home page to Prince William and Kate Middleton). Pol Roger Brut NV was previously reported to be the Champagne of choice.
SWIRL: Do you know how much wine is healthy? A new survey by the American Heart Association of 1,000 Americans shows that while two-thirds think that wine can be good for the heart, only 30 percent know the AHA’s recommended limits – two glasses of wine a day for men and one for women (eight ounces and four, respectively).
SWIRL: And we saw this one coming. French riot police are “up in arms” over plans to ban them from drinking wine and beer with their meals while on the job. “Over the top,” says an official of one police union. “Simply absurd,” says another union. Read the full story in the Los Angeles Times.