RJ here. And first of all I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. But I do read a lot and I apply said things to life and I have found some things that should make all wine drinkers very happy! Turns out even scientists have been interested in the various positive properties of wine. Wine and it’s polyphenolic components (including catechin, quercetin and resveratrol) have been studied in regards to cancer, brain degeneration diseases and even cardiac care. All with scientific results that pharmaceutical companies would do anything for. Anyway the studies I want to point out today are from all around the globe. In Italy circa 2005 a study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases tested resveratrol in vitro in mice and showed that resveratrol worked inside the infected cells to stop the DNA transcription (a process necessary for virus to multiply). The mice in the control group lived while all other infected mice not treated with wine extract died. Next is an article from 2017 by BMC Infectious Diseases that showed that resveratrol controlled MERS CoV infection in vitro. This article is “Effective inhibition of MERS CoV infection by resveratrol” by Lin, S. C. et al. It showed that resveratrol inhibits MERS CoV and other RNA viruses! In 2019 the article "Influence of Resveratrol on the Immune Response" by L. Malaguarnera showed multiple ways resveratrol boosts people’s immune system. The conclusion was: The effects of this biologically active compound on the immune system are associated with widespread health benefits for different autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases. Dr Juergen Rissland, the head of Institute of Virology at Saarland University Hospital in Germany said on the Health Issues show that alcohol would help kill viruses because viruses have a fatty coating susceptible to alcohol. The journal American Journal of Epidemiology stated in the article "Intake of Wine, Beer and Spirits and the risk of Clinical Common Cold". This article said that wine consumers reduced their risk of getting the commond cold, which is caused by a virus up to 85%! Some reasons for this are:
These inhibit viral infection
Active ERK1/2 signaling pathway
Enhance SIRT 1 signaling
Down regulate FGF 2
Inhibit inflammatory cytokines by interfering with the nuclear factor - kappa B pathway
Reduce cleaved Caspase 3 levels
These possible mechanisms for resveratrol boost immune system
Resveratrol targets SIRT 1, NF - kappa B and inflammatory cytokines
Targets adenosine monophosphate kinase
Enhances anti-oxidant enzymes
Suppresses TLR or Toll Like Receptor which causes inflammation
Suppress pro-inflmmatory genes expression
So drink good wine. To your health. Peace
Can you believe it's July already?! Even though this year has given us many things to ponder, the fact that Wine Republic can bring some joy through vino is certainly a silver lining in dark times. With that, Patti and I have done our first video together and will showcase our wine clubs for July. So please check it out. I'm downloading now and I'm going to place the link in this description as soon as it comes up. Take care everyone.
Music soothest the savage beast, that'd be me. Grab some Mulas wine and enjoy the music, which speaks about me a little bit. Namaste.
And now my agro side.
During trying times the crazies come out of the woodwork. I try to to act and behave with the "judge not, lest ye be judged" belief but some people are out of control. With that said, I am nutty as a candy bar. I make mistakes all the time and my wife yells at me for not always putting the toilet seat down. I'm so evil. Sorry. So admitting that I'm far from perfect I do know a few things about wine which can help everybody since we're all cooped up (not for long hopefully!) especially on Friday nights when we do our virtual tastings. And I don't generally freak the heck out on film. With that enjoy the comedy and remember to check out Jiu Jitsu Wine on youtube
Laughter is the language of the soul. Pablo Neruda. Bottle of your favorite Pinot Noir is appropriate with cheese platter.
I don't watch tv but this is funny. Sauv blanc goes well with this. PS. I don't advocate violence.
What can I say? Crazy times... Watch this video and have a glass of what the fuck ever. If you don't like this video we can't be friends. RJ
Hello everybody, some news at Wine Republic. We'd like to remember Carolyn Berg, Patti's mom who passed away this morning. She was quietly intelligent, a fierce cribbage player and as you can guess a fine wine lover. Her character was awesome on many levels and she will be missed. Also her passing helps remind us to keep even closer your family and friends. Take care.
Holy carnivore diet. Even the Pans were cancelled. I was so ready. But you know what, I'm grateful that I got to train and prepare. Plus now I can drink a little more vino. So if you're stuck in the house we can send you some tasty organic wine. Take care.
The thing with training with me is that I am neurotic about how many of this I'm eating and how many of that. Are my macros in line? I'm always juggling a loose version of keto, paleo, carnivore but I always account for some carbs because, wine. After training I'll choose 2 glasses of a cold weather varietal like a trocken riesling, guwurtz or gruner veltliner. I'm competing in the 168 lb division and let me tell you it's no bueno sometimes when you're not currently 168. That's why typically only the two. Plus, after a day of working out you need to replenish the carbs you did burn, whether in your muscles or liver. Then maybe just 2 more reds later on with diner. Don't judge. Check out our wine dinner video with Vann.