SWIRL: An update on the science of resveratrol. Benefits? Yes, but only to a point. Wine Spectator.
SWIRL: India’s wine market explodes, with consumption projected to almost triple by the end of next year from 2008. Most of the wine is domestically made; importers are waiting for more favorable excise policies. Commodity Online.
SWIRL: There’s “auction fever,” meanwhile, in Hong Kong as Sotheby’s starts an eight-day sale, with more than $5 million spent on the first day. It all has a kid-in-a-candy shop feel. Bloomberg.
SWIRL: Bottling wine in plastic is growing in France to meet a perceived market demand, but there’s a huge debate over the practice from region to region. AFP has a good, in-depth look.
SWIRL: The plot to poison the world’s most famous vineyard is chronicled as a thriller in Vanity Fair.