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New Research Suggests Champagne Helps Retain Memory

23 Jul

Few people of drinking age do not really need extra encouragement to drink a glass of champagne or sparkling wine, which is a favoured drink. However, if you are one of those who do not prefer the taste of champagne, it is time to reconsider. According to the study by UK’s Reading University, modest drinking of champagne helps with memory retention.

In the recent Forbes article, the results of the research concluded (research was done on lab rats that were given food with champagne in it, and a control group of rats given food without champagne) that it was the champagne made with red grapes that brought the most success of memory retention among the rats. The high amounts of polyphenol compounds in the red grapes attributed to the help of memory storage.

Sadly, the champagnes made from white grapes, also known as Blanc de Blancs, did not yield as high a result. So when buying bubbly at the store or online via Champagne Direct, think about buying champagnes made from red grapes (pinot noir). Prime examples of these champagnes are as follows:

Ayala Cuvee Rose Nature £50.00 – Beautiful blended mixture of “53% Chardonnay, 39% Pinot Noir, and 8% still red wine.” This champagne is a nature champagne and has zero sugar included.

Billecart – Salmon Brut Reserve £34.95 – light tasting champagne made from Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. This champagne pairs well with many different dishes, and is perfect for any occasion.

Moet & Chandon Brut – Gold Diamond Suit £39.95 Limited Edition – Balanced impeccable by the champagne house of Moet & Chandon, this champagne has up to 40% of the Pinot Noir grapes. The wines selected for the champagne come from reserve wines. The Gold Diamond Suit keeps this rich and flavourful champagne chilled for hours.

When buying a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine read the label and check for the percentage of pinot noir included. The bubbly has always been a popular drink and now research has proven it offers up more than celebratory cheers, and great taste, it helps keep your memory intact.

 

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Spirits and Taste Preference

17 Apr

Have you ever thought what makes a person prefer wine instead of champagne, or beer to wine? There are many different types of alcoholic beverages available, say if one were not a regular drinker, what would be the deciding factors in the final decision?

Wine vs. Champagne

This is a difficult comparison as both beverages have many options on the market. The biggest defining difference between these two drink choices is the bubbles or fizz that comes in the champagne and Sparkling Wine. If a person were a newbie to wine, it is best to stay away from the drier wines like Merlot. Try a sweeter wine like the Rose wine, and work one’s way up to a dry tasting wine.

It is easier to change from the Rose, a sweeter wine, and move to the Zinfandel or Pinot Noir. With champagne, it is the opposite effect. Many prefer the dry taste that Brut offers, especially if used in a champagne cocktail like a Mimosa. If one prefers sweeter champagne, they must look for Demi-Sec on the label, which indicates it has higher sugar content.

Beer vs. Wine

Drink preference really comes down to personal tastes. Some people love the tastes of a strong brew like the Guinness Black Lager, or prefer a pale lager such as Rolling Rock. When it comes to beer and wine, the choice made often depends on the meal intended to eat for the night. There are certain foods that just go better with a beer than they do a glass of wine.

Overall, try a little of this and a little of that until the tongue chooses the taste preference. Of course, this should be done responsibly over time and not all in one night. Know what to like, so next time the bartender asks, “What will it be?” The answer is readily there…  For us.. can you guess?

Champagne Direct Offering Many New Champagne Products

11 Apr

Champagne Direct has become widely recognized as the UK’s leading online champagne company since it launched in 2010. Their website includes all of the major champagne brands on to one retail website. Some of these include Dom Perignon, Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne, Bollinger, Gosset, Krug and many more. Champagne Direct also offers bottle sizes ranging from mini champagne bottles to large bottles of 15 ltr. They also carry a huge selection of champagne gifts ready to ship for your special occasion. For those looking for a change from their champagne selection, they also carry various luxury spirits, wines and accessories.

Champagne Direct is always searching for and receiving the newest types of champagnes to add to their website to be able to offer their customers. One of these includes a Dom Perignon 2003 75cl bottle included in their 2012 gift box. This is also now available at a special price of £99.95. Champagne Direct also has three new Bollinger including two sizes of Special Cuvee NV and a Rose NV 75cl bottle. There is also a limited supply of their new Lanson Black Label Brut NV 75cl Union Jack bottle with the Neoprene ice jacket.

The online champagne company also has many new Laurent Perrier champagne bottles of various sizes available including a 6 ltr Brut NV Methuselah bottle and a 1.5 ltr Grand Siecle Brut NV Magnum. Champagne Direct also has a few new Louis Roederer, Moet & Chandon, Perrier Jouet, Pol Roger Brut, Ruinart, Taittinger, and Veuve Clicquot specials.

Champagne Direct is also consistently on the lookout to check their prices to the most competitive in the UK. Their website has been verified and secure online to make purchases. Champagne Direct is also known for their excellent customer service. They can be contacted at 0845 643 6311 or online at www.champagnedirect.co.uk.

Champagne Direct joins the world of blogging

27 Feb

Champagne Direct joins the world of Blogging.

Follow our Blog to find out about the latest Champagne products coming out of France, exclusive offers and exclusive discount codes.

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