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31 JANUARY 2020



Wine in Moderation opens the year with a new format Steering Committee Meeting


Last 20 and 21 January, members of the Wine in Moderation Association gathered in Brussels for the first Steering Committee of the year under a new format.

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Wine Tourism: high on the agenda for the whole wine sector
24 January 2020

With Wine Tourism as a key focus of its new Brand Strategy, Wine in Moderation will continue working hard to develop actions in this field, developing its training offer and encouraging wineries to increase the responsible and moderate consumption of wine in the wine tourism offer.
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WINE IN MODERATION ACTIVITIES
FROM AROUND THE WORLD

KVNW Symposium


KVNW organises Symposium: “Wine as part of a healthy and responsible lifestyle”
24 January 2020

Last 24 January, the Royal Association of Dutch Wine Traders (KVNW) organised a symposium to discuss the latest scientific research around wine, alcohol and health. Experts from different horizons joined to share their knowledge on current research on healthy eating and drinking, the changing attitude towards alcoholic beverages and the influence of the media on public opinion regarding alcohol and wine consumption.
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Chachingo Wine Fair 2019


Wine Fairs in Argentina: Wine in Moderation a key partner
22 - 23 November 2019

The second edition of the Chachingo Wine Fair which took place last 22 and 23 November gathered more than sixty wineries, among which some of the biggest in the country and other renowned wineries.The objective of the fair is to show the diversity of local wines and allow producers to share experiences. Wine in Moderation was an important partner of the Fair and promoted responsible drinking and service among the participants and guests. In this frame, the fair also provided free water stands and organized transport to the venue with the “Wine Bus”.
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NEWS ON SCIENCE

These articles are based on the work developed by the Wine Information Council and the abstracts available on the Wine Information Council web database.

Five lifestyle factors for a longer life expectancy free of chronic diseases

This large prospective study from Harvard University examined comprehensively how a combination of multiple lifestyle factors may relate to life expectancy free from major diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Adherence to a healthy lifestyle at mid-life is associated with a longer life expectancy free of major diseases.
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Inverse relationship between moderate drinking and chronic kidney disease

In this prospective study, the risk of chronic kidney disease was lower among moderate drinkers compared to non-drinkers.
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Greater adverse effect of alcohol among lower socio-economic individuals – type of alcoholic beverage or drinking pattern?

This UK study attempts to explain the inequalities in alcohol-related harm among lower socio-economic individuals. Alcohol-related harm was found to be higher in disadvantaged groups, despite similar alcohol consumption as advantaged groups. This is known as the alcohol harm paradox.
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Critical review of Mendelian randomisation used in research of alcoholic beverages

This critical review proposes to regard Mendelian Randomization (MR) as another type of observational study, not as an alternative to observational studies to determine causality. The researchers highlight the limitations of MR when applied to the associations of alcohol consumption with cardiovascular disease
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Wine in Moderation
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December 2019 - January 2020

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February

Barcelona Wine Week
Barcelona, Spain
March
ProWein 2019
Düsseldorf, Germany
03-05 15-17
February

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Paris, France

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10-12 06-07

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