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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088546/product-vs-corporate-carbon-footprint-some-methodological-issues-a-case-study-and-review-on-the-wine-sector
#1
Alejandra Navarro, Rita Puig, Pere Fullana-I-Palmer
Carbon footprint (CF) is nowadays one of the most widely used environmental indicators. The scope of the CF assessment could be corporate (when all production processes of a company are evaluated, together with upstream and downstream processes following a life cycle approach) or product (when one of the products is evaluated throughout its life cycle). Our hypothesis was that usually product CF studies (PCF) collect corporate data, because it is easier for companies to obtain them than product data. Six main methodological issues to take into account when collecting corporate data to be used for PCF studies were postulated and discussed in the present paper: fugitive emissions, credits from waste recycling, use of "equivalent factors", reference flow definition, accumulation and allocation of corporate values to minor products...
January 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080118/photos-that-increase-feelings-of-learning-promote-positive-evaluations
#2
Brittany A Cardwell, Eryn J Newman, Maryanne Garry, Antonia Mantonakis, Randi Beckett
Research shows that when semantic context makes it feel easier for people to bring related thoughts and images to mind, people can misinterpret that feeling of ease as evidence that information is positive. But research also shows that semantic context does more than help people bring known concepts to mind-it also teaches people new concepts. In five experiments, we show that when photos increase these feelings of learning, they also increase positive evaluations. People saw fictitious wine names and evaluated claims about each...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077105/the-prevalence-of-the-metabolic-syndrome-in-a-farm-worker-community-in-the-boland-district-south-africa
#3
Maritza J Kruger, Theo A Nell
BACKGROUND: In South Africa, not much is known about MetS in farm working communities. This study aimed to describe the prevalence of the MetS in a farm working population from the Boland winelands district of the Western Cape, South Africa. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was followed among farm workers (aged 20-60 years) from surrounding wine estates. The questionnaires used described socio-demographic status, ethnic background, alcohol consumption, smoking, exercise and daily medication...
January 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075467/resveratrol-suppresses-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-via-targeting-hgf-c-met-signaling-pathway
#4
Feng Gao, Gang Deng, Wenbin Liu, Kechao Zhou, Ming Li
Resveratrol, one of the major polyphenols found in red wine, is suggested to have a role as a chemo-prevention or chemotherapy agent in various human cancer models. Herein, we report that resveratrol has a profound antitumor effect on human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells by down-regulation of the HGF-c-Met signaling pathway. Resveratrol inhibited anchorage-dependent and -independent growth of HCC cells in a dose-dependent manner. Short-term resveratrol exposure substantially decreased HGF-induced c-Met signaling pathway activation, and long-term exposure to resveratrol markedly inhibited c-Met expression on the cell membrane...
January 3, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071800/influence-of-fermentation-process-on-the-anthocyanin-composition-of-wine-and-vinegar-elaborated-from-strawberry
#5
Ruth Hornedo-Ortega, M Antonia Álvarez-Fernández, Ana B Cerezo, Isidoro Garcia-Garcia, Ana M Troncoso, M Carmen Garcia-Parrilla
Anthocyanins are the major polyphenolic compounds in strawberry fruit responsible for its color. Due to their sensitivity, they are affected by food processing techniques such as fermentation that alters both their chemical composition and organoleptic properties. This work aims to evaluate the impact of different fermentation processes on individual anthocyanins compounds in strawberry wine and vinegar by UHPLC-MS/MS Q Exactive analysis. Nineteen, 18, and 14 anthocyanin compounds were identified in the strawberry initial substrate, strawberry wine, and strawberry vinegar, respectively...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069205/study-of-a-laboratory-scaled-new-method-for-the-accelerated-continuous-ageing-of-wine-spirits-by-applying-ultrasound-energy
#6
M J Delgado-González, M M Sánchez-Guillén, M V García-Moreno, M C Rodríguez-Dodero, C García-Barroso, D A Guillén-Sánchez
During the ageing of brandies, many physicochemical processes take place involving the distilled spirit and the wood of the casks. Because of these reactions, the polyphenolic content of brandies and their content of organic acids increase with the ageing. These reactions are slow, and the ageing of high-quality brandies takes several years. In this paper, the development of a system that uses the circulation of the wine distillate through encapsulated American oak chips and the application of ultrasound energy with the aim of producing aged wine spirits has been carried out, and the influences of the operation variables over the characteristics of the produced drink have been measured...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068590/population-analysis-of-biofilm-yeasts-during-fino-sherry-wine-aging-in-the-montilla-moriles-d-o-region
#7
Miriam Marin-Menguiano, Sandra Romero-Sanchez, Ramón R Barrales, Jose I Ibeas
Fino is the most popular sherry wine produced in southern Spain. Fino is matured by biological aging under a yeast biofilm constituted of Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeasts. Although different S. cerevisiae strains can be identified in such biofilms, their diversity and contribution to wine character have been poorly studied. In this work, we analyse the flor yeast population in five different wineries from the Montilla-Moriles D.O. (Denominación de Origen) in southern Spain. Yeasts present in wines of different ages were identified using two different culture-dependent molecular techniques...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067938/health-status-of-homeless-persons-a-pilot-study-in-the-padua-municipal-dorm
#8
S Levorato, G Bocci, G Troiano, G Messina, N Nante
OBJECTIVES: Homeless persons can be considered a vulnerable group and several studies showed in this group an higher prevalence of chronic and infectious diseases, a lower mental health status, and a higher abuse of alcohol. The aim of our study was to investigate the health status of homeless in Padua, Italy, administering a questionnaire composed by SF-36 and EQ-5D. DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional study from 15 December 2015 to 15 February 2016. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: We enrolled in our study 73 homeless persons welcomed in the municipal dorm of Padua...
January 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067835/an-integrated-view-of-the-effects-of-wine-polyphenols-and-their-relevant-metabolites-on-gut-and-host-health
#9
REVIEW
Carolina Cueva, Irene Gil-Sánchez, Begoña Ayuda-Durán, Susana González-Manzano, Ana María González-Paramás, Celestino Santos-Buelga, Begoña Bartolomé, M Victoria Moreno-Arribas
Over the last few decades, polyphenols, and flavonoids in particular, have attracted the interest of researchers, as they have been associated with the health-promoting effects derived from diets rich in vegetables and fruits, including moderate wine consumption. Recent scientific evidence suggests that wine polyphenols exert their effects through interactions with the gut microbiota, as they seem to modulate microbiota and, at the same time, are metabolized by intestinal bacteria into specific bioavailable metabolites...
January 6, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067817/resveratrol-potential-therapeutic-interest-in-joint-disorders-a-critical-narrative-review
#10
REVIEW
Christelle Nguyen, Jean-François Savouret, Magdalena Widerak, Marie-Thérèse Corvol, François Rannou
Trans-resveratrol (t-Res) is a natural compound of a family of hydroxystilbenes found in a variety of spermatophyte plants. Because of its effects on lipids and arachidonic acid metabolisms, and its antioxidant activity, t-Res is considered as the major cardioprotective component of red wine, leading to the "French Paradox" health concept. In the past decade, research on the effects of resveratrol on human health has developed considerably in diverse fields such as cancer, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, and metabolic disorders...
January 6, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067267/polydatin-protects-the-respiratory-system-from-pm2-5-exposure
#11
Xiao-Dan Yan, Qi-Ming Wang, Cai Tie, Hong-Tao Jin, Yan-Xing Han, Jin-Lan Zhang, Xiao-Ming Yu, Qi Hou, Piao-Piao Zhang, Ai-Ping Wang, Pei-Cheng Zhang, Zhonggao Gao, Jian-Dong Jiang
Atmospheric particle is one of the risk factors for respiratory disease; however, their injury mechanisms are poorly understood, and prevention methods are highly desirable. We constructed artificial PM2.5 (aPM2.5) particles according to the size and composition of actual PM2.5 collected in Beijing. Using these artificial particles, we created an inhalation-injury animal model. These aPM2.5 particles simulate the physical and chemical characteristics of the actual PM2.5, and inhalation of the aPM2.5 in rat results in a time-dependent change in lung suggesting a declined lung function, injury from oxidative stress and inflammation in lung...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064492/influence-of-winemaking-processing-steps-on-the-amounts-of-e-2-decenal-and-tridecane-as-off-odorants-caused-by-brown-marmorated-stink-bug-halyomorpha-halys
#12
Pallavi Mohekar, James Osborne, Nik G Wiman, Vaughn Walton, Elizabeth Tomasino
Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) release stress compounds, tridecane and (E)-2-decenal, that effect final wine quality. This study focuses on determining the effect of wine processing on (E)-2-decenal and tridecane release in both red and white wines. Wines were produced by adding live BMSB to grape clusters at densities of 0, 0.3, 1 and 3 bugs per cluster. Compound concentrations were measured using HS-SPME-MDGC-MS. For red wines, the highest levels of stress compounds were found using 3 BMSB/cluster (tridecane, 614 µg/L and (E)-2-decenal, 2...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064486/towards-a-molecular-understanding-of-the-typicality-of-chardonnay-wines-identification-of-powerful-aromatic-compounds-reminiscent-of-hazelnut
#13
Jacques Gros, Valérie Lavigne, Fannie Thibaud, Marine Gammacurta, Virginie Moine, Denis Dubourdieu, Philippe Darriet, Axel Marchal
Chardonnay wines impart a unique complex aroma characterized by its buttery, yellow stone fruit, melon, bready and woody notes. Among the terms used in the sensory analysis of these wines, this study investigated hazelnut-like attributes. Multi-dimensional gas-chromatography coupled to olfactometry identified five pyrroles reminiscent of hazelnut: 1-ethylpyrrole-2-carboxaldehyde, 1H-pyrrole, 2-acetyl-1H-pyrrole (first identification in wine), 1-methylpyrrole-2-carboxaldehyde, and 1H-pyrrole-2-carboxaldehyde...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061327/lowering-histamine-formation-in-a-red-ribera-del-duero-wine-spain-by-using-an-indigenous-o-oeni-strain-as-a-malolactic-starter
#14
Carmen Berbegal, Yaiza Benavent-Gil, Eva Navascués, Almudena Calvo, Clara Albors, Isabel Pardo, Sergi Ferrer
This study demonstrates for the first time that a non-commercial selected autochthonous O. oeni strain has been used to conduct malolactic fermentation (MLF) while lowering histamine formation in the same winery. Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) were isolated from 13 vats before and after spontaneous MLF at the Pago de Carraovejas winery from the Ribera del Duero region (Spain). Only O. oeni were present, typed and characterized, and both histamine producer and non-producers existed. From the non-producers, one strain was selected to become a starter according to its genetic profile, prevalence in the different wines in the winery, resistance to alcoholic degree, resistance to high polyphenolic content, inability to synthesise histamine, growth kinetics and malolactic activity...
December 26, 2016: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060498/1-8-cineole-in-french-red-wines-evidence-for-a-contribution-related-to-its-various-origins
#15
Xavier Poitou, Cécile Thibon, Philippe Darriet
The aromatic descriptor "green", reflecting grape unripeness in French red wines, is frequently associated with the levels of 3-alkyl-2-methoxypyrazines, particularly 3-isobutyl-2-methoxypyrazine (IBMP), which has bell pepper nuances. Nevertheless, not all green aromatic expressions in red wines correlate with 3-alkyl-2-methoxypyrazine concentrations. This study considered sensory and chemical approaches using Cabernet Sauvignon wines obtained from grapes harvested at one-month intervals during the 2014 and 2015 vintages to investigate other volatile odoriferous compounds...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057398/selenium-speciation-profiles-in-biofortified-sangiovese-wine
#16
Maria Chiara Fontanella, Roberto D'Amato, Luca Regni, Primo Proietti, Gian Maria Beone, Daniela Businelli
Biofortification is an agronomic-based strategy, utilized by farmers, to produce selenium (Se)-enriched food products that may help reduce dietary deficiencies of Se occurring throughout susceptible regions of the world. The foliar exposure route application ensures a high efficiency of Se assimilation by the plant since it does not depend on root-to-shoot translocation. In this study we treated grapevines of Sangiovese variety in the pre-flowering period with sodium selenate (100mg Se L(-1)). Se content was measured in leaves, fruit at harvest time and in wine respectively in treated and not treated samples with ICP-MS...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054507/determination-of-polyphenols-in-white-wines-by-liquid-chromatography-application-to-the-characterization-of-alella-catalonia-spain-wines-using-chemometric-methods
#17
Alexander Larrauri, Oscar Núñez, Santiago Hernández-Cassou, Javier Saurina
The determination of polyphenols in wines is of great interest in the field of food analysis due to health and organoleptic implications. In addition, the applicability of polyphenols as food descriptors to be used for characterization, classification, and authentication purposes is gaining popularity. In this work, a simple and reliable method based on HPLC separation in reversed-phase mode with UV-Vis detection was developed and applied to determine polyphenolic compounds in white wines. The chromatographic separation was performed using a C18 column under a methanol elution gradient and assessed by an experimental design approach...
January 5, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046047/expectation-or-sensorial-reality-an-empirical-investigation-of-the-biodynamic-calendar-for-wine-drinkers
#18
Wendy V Parr, Dominique Valentin, Phil Reedman, Claire Grose, James A Green
The study's aim was to investigate a central tenet of biodynamic philosophy as applied to wine tasting, namely that wines taste different in systematic ways on days determined by the lunar cycle. Nineteen New Zealand wine professionals tasted blind 12 Pinot noir wines at times determined within the biodynamic calendar for wine drinkers as being favourable (Fruit day) and unfavourable (Root day) for wine tasting. Tasters rated each wine four times, twice on a Fruit day and twice on a Root day, using 20 experimenter-provided descriptors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045777/capillary-flow-rates-in-the-duodenum-of-pediatric-ulcerative-colitis-patients-are-increased-and-unrelated-to-inflammation
#19
Deenaz Zaidi, Lucas Churchill, Hien Q Huynh, Matthew W Carroll, Rabin Persad, Eytan Wine
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are chronic pediatric disorders. Changes in vasculature are described in IBD but these could be secondary to inflammation and the role in pathogenesis is poorly understood. Assessing circulatory changes in typically unaffected sites in IBD (e.g., duodenum), when inflammation is absent, can identify vascular changes associated with pathogenesis. AIM: To measure capillary flow rates in duodenal mucosa using probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) during endoscopy in children with IBD...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043775/innovation-chinese-rice-wine-brewing-technology-by-bi-acidification-to-exclude-rice-soaking-process
#20
Xiao Lu Wei, Shuang Ping Liu, Jian Shen Yu, Yong Jian Yu, Sheng Hu Zhu, Zhi Lei Zhou, Jian Hu, Jian Mao
As a traditional fermented alcoholic beverage of China, Chinese rice wine (CRW) had a long history of more than 5000 years. Rice soaking process was the most crucial step during CRW brewing process, because rice soaking quality directly determined the quality of CRW. However, rice soaking water would cause the eutrophication of water bodies and waste of water. The longer time of rice soaking, the higher the content of biogenic amine, and it would have a huge impact on human health. An innovation brewing technology was carried out to exclude the rice soaking process and the Lactobacillus was added to make up for the total acid...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
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