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Alcohol is the Goldilocks of the nutrition world. Too much can be destructive to your health , raising your blood pressure and your risk of developing several kinds of cancer. Too little may hold you back from some of the benefits that moderate drinkers enjoy, like lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, mortality and type-2 diabetes.

The amount that’s just right, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine , might be a nightly glass of wine with dinner—for some people, anyway.

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel wanted to look at how safe and effective it is for a specific group of people—those with well-controlled type-2 diabetes and who had a low risk for alcohol abuse—to drink moderately. People with type-2 diabetes are more likely than the general population to develop cardiovascular disease and have lower levels of heart-protective HDL cholesterol, the authors note.

Alcohol is the Goldilocks of the nutrition world. Too much can be destructive to your health , raising your blood pressure and your risk of developing several kinds of cancer. Too little may hold you back from some of the benefits that moderate drinkers enjoy, like lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, mortality and type-2 diabetes.

The amount that’s just right, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine , might be a nightly glass of wine with dinner—for some people, anyway.

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel wanted to look at how safe and effective it is for a specific group of people—those with well-controlled type-2 diabetes and who had a low risk for alcohol abuse—to drink moderately. People with type-2 diabetes are more likely than the general population to develop cardiovascular disease and have lower levels of heart-protective HDL cholesterol, the authors note.

We’re not being catty here. We’re just telling it like it is: unless you’re a serious local wine lover, the name Kitten Swish probably doesn’t conjure up images of great vintages from some of the world’s top wine regions.

Not yet, anyway, but Calgary sommelier Brad Royale is changing that, one sip at a time. The wine director for Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts, he is also one-half, with the wine importer Mark Kuspira, of Kitten Swish, a small wine micro-negociant business that will celebrate its seventh anniversary this spring with the release of several new vintages.

As a teenager looking for a career, Royale never intended to make wine or, for that matter, sell it. Born in Calgary, he grew up in Saskatoon, but returned to his birthplace to study architecture at SAIT. To help pay the bills, he landed a job at the Eau Claire Wine Market and his dreams of becoming the next Corbusier or Frank Lloyd Wright began to slip away. “I had to call my parents to borrow money because I’d spent my tuition money on wine,” Royale says.

Alcohol is the Goldilocks of the nutrition world. Too much can be destructive to your health , raising your blood pressure and your risk of developing several kinds of cancer. Too little may hold you back from some of the benefits that moderate drinkers enjoy, like lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, mortality and type-2 diabetes.

The amount that’s just right, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine , might be a nightly glass of wine with dinner—for some people, anyway.

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel wanted to look at how safe and effective it is for a specific group of people—those with well-controlled type-2 diabetes and who had a low risk for alcohol abuse—to drink moderately. People with type-2 diabetes are more likely than the general population to develop cardiovascular disease and have lower levels of heart-protective HDL cholesterol, the authors note.

We’re not being catty here. We’re just telling it like it is: unless you’re a serious local wine lover, the name Kitten Swish probably doesn’t conjure up images of great vintages from some of the world’s top wine regions.

Not yet, anyway, but Calgary sommelier Brad Royale is changing that, one sip at a time. The wine director for Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts, he is also one-half, with the wine importer Mark Kuspira, of Kitten Swish, a small wine micro-negociant business that will celebrate its seventh anniversary this spring with the release of several new vintages.

As a teenager looking for a career, Royale never intended to make wine or, for that matter, sell it. Born in Calgary, he grew up in Saskatoon, but returned to his birthplace to study architecture at SAIT. To help pay the bills, he landed a job at the Eau Claire Wine Market and his dreams of becoming the next Corbusier or Frank Lloyd Wright began to slip away. “I had to call my parents to borrow money because I’d spent my tuition money on wine,” Royale says.

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Alcohol is the Goldilocks of the nutrition world. Too much can be destructive to your health , raising your blood pressure and your risk of developing several kinds of cancer. Too little may hold you back from some of the benefits that moderate drinkers enjoy, like lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, mortality and type-2 diabetes.

The amount that’s just right, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine , might be a nightly glass of wine with dinner—for some people, anyway.

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel wanted to look at how safe and effective it is for a specific group of people—those with well-controlled type-2 diabetes and who had a low risk for alcohol abuse—to drink moderately. People with type-2 diabetes are more likely than the general population to develop cardiovascular disease and have lower levels of heart-protective HDL cholesterol, the authors note.

We’re not being catty here. We’re just telling it like it is: unless you’re a serious local wine lover, the name Kitten Swish probably doesn’t conjure up images of great vintages from some of the world’s top wine regions.

Not yet, anyway, but Calgary sommelier Brad Royale is changing that, one sip at a time. The wine director for Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts, he is also one-half, with the wine importer Mark Kuspira, of Kitten Swish, a small wine micro-negociant business that will celebrate its seventh anniversary this spring with the release of several new vintages.

As a teenager looking for a career, Royale never intended to make wine or, for that matter, sell it. Born in Calgary, he grew up in Saskatoon, but returned to his birthplace to study architecture at SAIT. To help pay the bills, he landed a job at the Eau Claire Wine Market and his dreams of becoming the next Corbusier or Frank Lloyd Wright began to slip away. “I had to call my parents to borrow money because I’d spent my tuition money on wine,” Royale says.

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Today our clients started their day up in the sky, check out the Willamette Valley from a hot air balloon. Then we had the pleasure of teaching them in our wine class on wheels, talking soils, clones, and barrels, and sipping crisp, clean wines with the sun shining down from above. Click the collage below for the photo album. The album will also allow you to easily download or share your memories with family and friends.

Alcohol is the Goldilocks of the nutrition world. Too much can be destructive to your health , raising your blood pressure and your risk of developing several kinds of cancer. Too little may hold you back from some of the benefits that moderate drinkers enjoy, like lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, mortality and type-2 diabetes.

The amount that’s just right, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine , might be a nightly glass of wine with dinner—for some people, anyway.

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel wanted to look at how safe and effective it is for a specific group of people—those with well-controlled type-2 diabetes and who had a low risk for alcohol abuse—to drink moderately. People with type-2 diabetes are more likely than the general population to develop cardiovascular disease and have lower levels of heart-protective HDL cholesterol, the authors note.

We’re not being catty here. We’re just telling it like it is: unless you’re a serious local wine lover, the name Kitten Swish probably doesn’t conjure up images of great vintages from some of the world’s top wine regions.

Not yet, anyway, but Calgary sommelier Brad Royale is changing that, one sip at a time. The wine director for Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts, he is also one-half, with the wine importer Mark Kuspira, of Kitten Swish, a small wine micro-negociant business that will celebrate its seventh anniversary this spring with the release of several new vintages.

As a teenager looking for a career, Royale never intended to make wine or, for that matter, sell it. Born in Calgary, he grew up in Saskatoon, but returned to his birthplace to study architecture at SAIT. To help pay the bills, he landed a job at the Eau Claire Wine Market and his dreams of becoming the next Corbusier or Frank Lloyd Wright began to slip away. “I had to call my parents to borrow money because I’d spent my tuition money on wine,” Royale says.

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