Italian White Wine Crisis?
Dec 2002 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
The "French Paradox" entered the lexicon of the global media when the US television network, CBS, broadcast a report of the same title during a 1991 episode of its 60 Minutes news-magazine. Since then, the chemical trans-resverastrol has been identified as an anti-oxidant and as such has been cited as the main reason for the "paradox." The fact that, as a phenol, resverastrol is found in much higher concentrations in red wines than white has meant that red wine, rather than white, has become ass...
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