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Neal's Musical Express - October 2016

Neal Martin's music selection for October: Solange, Nick Cave, Mary Hopkins, Dylan and The Amazing World of Gumball....

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Blind Tasting: Tricks of the Trade

Blind Tasting is a term we winos use in reference to our ubiquitous penchant for tasting wines without seeing the label or otherwise knowing what the wine is. Apart from being a popular sport amongst wine geeks, it is also a useful means of testing the abilities of wine students and occasionally a manner of assessing wines by wine professionals....

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Cider Roundup: Fall 2016

Here's the latest roundup in my recent series of cider articles, with both newcomers and some returning cidermakers as well....

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100 Point Health: SAMe for Liver Health

While there are many important supplements one can and should take to promote liver health – all of which will be highlighted in this column – the most important may be SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine)....

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50 Rock Albums You Need to Have

A friend of mine asked me to give him a list of 50 rock albums he should have, so I thought it would be fun to publish the list. Here are my picks for the top 50 rock albums that you need to have....

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Neal's Musical Express - September 2016

Neal Martin reboots his monthly music column that he began back in 2003. This month: Glass Animals and Simple Minds, and why the way we consume music has changed forever....

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Our Sense of Smell

In this excerpt from her book, "Taste Like a Wine Critic: A Guide to Understanding Wine Quality", Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW explains how our incredible sense of smell enhances our experience of wine and just about anything....

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100 Point Health: Introduction

While it may sound counterintuitive to non-drinkers of alcoholic beverages, many who imbibe even a small amount of alcoholic beverages are concerned about their health. Additionally, it would appear that those who predominantly drink wine are more concerned about their health than non-wine drinkers....

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100 Point Health: Milk Thistle for Liver Health

Milk thistle’s active ingredient is the flavonoid silymarin, which is a complex of compounds known as flavonolignans. This compound purportedly optimizes liver function and helps with liver detoxification and cleansing....

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Turmeric: The Most Important Spice and Medicinal Herb?

If forced to choose only one spice/herb to use for the rest of my life, it would be turmeric, whose major compound and biological agent is the antioxidant and polyphenol curcumin....

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