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The not so obvious science of fining (or why is there egg in my wine?)

December 6, 2012 Leave a comment

320px-Sediment_in_wine. Credit. Monica YichoyThe practice of fining is widespread in Australian and New Zealand winemaking however it is little understood by the average wine drinker. Fining involves using substances that may be of concern to people with food allergies or those on a vegetarian or vegan diet, and they may not be aware of the fact that they are consuming animal material when they drink their favourite drop. Indeed, for those concerned about animal exploitation, it may not even be the physical consumption that is the problem, but that any sort of animal product has “touched” the wine or been consumed in the winemaking process. So what is fining & how can it affect you? What fining agents are used & why? Do they affect the character of the wine? Read More.

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Maintaining your child’s healthy diet with Syndian Natural Foods

December 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Colorful fruits. Credit. Jane Fresco.A healthy, balanced diet is important for everyone no matter what their age however it is more so in young children. According to the Mayo Clinic, children need a variety of healthy foods to obtain the nutrients they require as their bodies grow and develop. The benefits of natural foods, with their higher nutrient content, over sugary and unhealthy over-processed foods is therefore obvious. Read More.