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Coors Banquet launches Heritage Stubby Bottles
Following the launch of the heritage limited-edition cans in summer 2012, Coors Banquet rolled out a new addition to its retro collection this June—a stubby bottle designed in the same post-prohibition style. The shape of the new bottle, as well as the label graphics from 1936, 1940, and 1977, have been created by the long-time MillerCoors design partner Landor Associates. Coors Banquet is one of the oldest authentic American beer brands, introduced in 1873 by the company’s founder Adolph Coors. In 2007, the brand was first to develop innovative cold-activated labels and cans in which the mountains turned blue to show that the beer was cold enough to drink.

Wine for Round-Up Consumers
These wines have a western flavor to their labels, making them a great display choice during Round-Up. And they’re highly rated and award-winning to boot!

Tertulia Cellars~Walla Walla, WA
Redd Brand Red Blend, Grenache, Malbec, Syrah, and Tempranillo

Columbia Crest~Horse Heaven Hills, WA
H-3 Les Chaveux Red Blend, Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris

Firesteed~Willamette Valley, OR
Pinot Noir

Trinchero Family Estates~Argentina
The Show Malbec

Purple Cowboy~Paso Robles, CA
Tenacious Red

Red Wine and Your Flora
by Mike Geary – Certified Nutrition Specialist

You’ve probably heard that red wine can be a very healthy drink option, but you most likely only heard about generic benefits of the antioxidants and resveratrol in red wine. But here’s another MAJOR reason below why red wine in moderation (1-2 glasses per day max) can be a super healthy part of your routine. I personally have really grown to enjoy having a glass of red wine with dinner about 4-5 days per week.

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Am J Clin Nutr. 2012;95:1323-1334) reported that people who drank 2 glasses of red wine per day (dry red wine, not sugary dessert wines) had higher levels of beneficial bacteria in their gut and lower levels of pathogenic bad bacteria. This is great news as you know from reading this newsletter how vastly important your gut flora balance is to everything from your digestion, immunity, metabolism, skin health, and much more.

The study concluded that while red wine consumption decreased pathogenic bacteria in the gut, it actually had a prebiotic effect in that it supported the growth and colonies of healthy gut microbes which protect your health. Another exciting part of this study is that the red wine drinkers also had decreased systolic and diastolic blood pressure, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and CRP (C-reactive protein). CRP is a measure of overall inflammation in your body, so it’s great to see an association between red wine and reduced inflammation.

The interesting part of the study is that red wine was compared against equivalent servings of gin (equivalent alcohol serving) and none of the benefits mentioned above were seen in the group consuming the gin. This means the benefits were probably related to the polyphenols and resveratrol in red wine and not necessarily the alcohol content itself, although there is likely a synergistic effect of the alcohol and other compounds in red wine as the group receiving de-alcoholized red wine got less of a blood pressure benefit.

You can choose Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz or any other dry red wine to get all of these powerful health benefits of the unique polyphenols and resveratrol.

Note that white wine also has some health benefits but not nearly as powerful as red wine due to the lower antioxidant levels.

Another benefit of red wine not mentioned in the study above is that some studies show that red wine consumed with a meal can slow and moderate the blood sugar response you get from that meal. This is yet another benefit to keeping your hormones balanced, controlling insulin levels, controlling appetite, and staying lean!

As you can see, there’s plenty of reasons raise a glass of red wine at your meals and toast to your health and happiness! Cheers!