Tummy problems and Wine

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tummyAnyone who suffers from tummy troubles, such as IBS or reflux, knows how bad it can be. Many people with poor stomachs can live life as healthy human beings, with the right diet and a little help from medication. But other than probiotic rich foods, there are many products that can aid happy digestion. And wine-lovers, it’s your lucky day – red wine is one of them.

A recent research conducted by scientists from the Autonomous University of Madrid has shown that the bacteria present in wine are able to stick to the walls of the human intestine, providing beneficial effects as the “exclusion of pathogens” or harmful bacteria.

The study showed that the probiotic properties of lactic acid bacteria isolated from wine are similar to probiotic dairy products, plant foods, fish and meat. The consumption of probiotics is beneficial, especially to maintain a healthy community of intestinal bacteria and intestinal function, by lowering inflammation caused by unhealthy foods. They also have anti-cancer effects and can lower cholesterol.

But how should you do it? How much should you drink and when?

Of course, this study doesn’t mean that you should glug a bottle of Bellus at once. Alcohol still has the potential to cause severe tummy problems, if consumed in vast quantities. Stick to the recommended daily amounts and you could see a significant difference in your stomach health.

Try sipping your red wine slowly before a meal. This will get your stomach to produce digestive acid, ready for your main course. Instead of lining your tummy with food, line it with a little Touriga Nacional. Between mouthfuls, keep taking on a little wine. The alcohol will help break down the food in your tummy, making it easier for your stomach to digest.

任何人总被肚子的问题所困扰而苦恼,例如肠易激综合征或胃酸回流。人人也知道它的坏处。但是只要有正确健康的饮食习惯和药物治疗,很多拥有不太强壮的胃的人也能够过着健康的生活人生。但除了益生菌丰富的食物外,还有一些可以帮助消化的快乐食品。而葡萄酒爱好者,今天是你的幸运日 – 红酒就是其中之一。

最近由马德里自治大学的科学家进行的一项研究所显示,目前,葡萄酒中的细菌能够粘著人体的肠壁,起到了 “排斥病原体”或有害细菌的有效作用。





2015: Topwines’ Year in Review

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2015 was a fantastic year, and we want to share our best moments with You! Here’s some of what happened…




我们创制了一款新的美酿 – 苏阿维仕






None of this could have happened without you, so Thank You!
Cheers to the New Year and to all the great things that are yet to come.

Drinking wine can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease

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Moderate drinking appears to lower the risk of dying from Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. Scientists from the University of Southern Denmark Odense discovered that drinking around a glass of wine a day appears to lower the risk of death from dementia by 77%.

The study, entitled “Alcohol consumption and mortality in patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease: a prospective cohort study” analysed the alcohol consumption in a total of 321 individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s in an initial stage. The results indicated that those who drink moderately has a lower mortality rate than others: abstemious, those who drink very little and those who drink very much. The investigators considered as moderate the consumption of two or three units of alcohol per day, the equivalent to a measure between a glass of wine (220 ml.) and almost half a bottle (330 ml.)

The risk decrease found its highest values when the comparison is made between moderate consumers with both groups with the highest mortality: the abstemious and those who drink too much. The conclusion is surprising, in what comes to percentage values: individuals who drink moderately have 77% less chances of dying from this neurologic disease.

Dr. Frans Boch Waldorff, one of the scientists, said that “The results of our study point towards a potential, positive association of moderate alcohol consumption on mortality in patients with Alzheimer’s disease”.
Dr. Laura Phipps from Alzheimer’s Research UK, added: “Some studies have suggested that moderate alcohol intake could have a protective effect on the brain but further research is needed to explore this and help determine a specific ‘safe’ level of alcohol consumption for healthy people and those living with dementia.” Current guidelines suggest that women should drink up to 2 to 3 units per day, and men 3 to 4.



该研究的标题为 ”酒精摄取量与有患有轻度老年痴呆症患者的死亡人数:一项前瞻性的研究。” 分析了共321名脑退化症在初始阶段的患者的酒精摄取。结果表明,那些适度饮酒的患者比其他:那些喝的很少很节制,或喝非常多的患者具有较低的死亡率。研究人员认为两个或三个单位间的酒精摄取量是最均等的,平均取值于相当于一杯酒(220毫升)至半瓶酒(330毫升)之间。




5 Great reasons why you should start drinking a glass of wine every day (if you don’t already)

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2016 is here! And with it, the New Year Resolutions for a better, healthier life. We’ve got good news for you: wine is all part of the process. Here are 5 great reasons why you should start drinking a glass of wine every day (if you don’t already).

  1. It’s great for your heart.6906015-smiling-red-heart-serving-a-glass-of-red-wine
    Drinking a glass of red wine every day day has been known for long to be good to the heart. But recent research has also linked moderate alcohol consumption, including white wine and other beverages, to lower the risk of heart failure and improve blood pressure, due to the flavonoids — the plant-antioxidant compounds that are present in the skins of grapes used to make wine.
  2. It can keep your mind sharp.
    Though it might seem contradicting, regular alcohol drinkers are actually at lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline. The flavonoids in wine protect your body’s cells, which supports healthy blood vessels, improving blood flow to the brain and preventing harmful plaque from developing.
  3. Woman-measuring-her-waistIt’ll benefit your waistline.
    Although a glass of wine has about 120 to 150 calories, studies show moderate alcohol drinkers are less likely to be obese or suffer from obesity-related diseases like type II diabetes.
  4. You live a little longer.
    That’s right. Long-term population studies have linked moderate alcohol drinking to longer life! Plus, people who drink in moderation tend to have other healthy behaviours, like diets packed with plant-based foods and low in saturated fats or regular exercise. So pair your glass with a healthy meal — and hit the gym tomorrow.
  5. It makes you happier!Friends-with-wine
    Research has linked moderate alcohol intake to a better mood (see? That was not just hearsay!) A 2014 study showed that people who had a glass of wine in an unpleasant environment experienced the same level of mood improvement as people who abstained in a more pleasant environment.
    So next time you’re feeling down, drink up.

Happy New Year, Wine lovers!





  1. 这有益您的心脏
    人人也知道每天喝一杯葡萄酒酒对心脏是有益处的。但最近的研究也表明,适量的酒精摄取,包括白葡萄酒和其他饮料,能降低患上心脏衰竭的风险,并改善血压。这全赖类黄酮- 植物的抗氧化剂化合物,因为它们存在于造葡萄酒时的葡萄皮里。
  1. 它可以让您的思维保持敏捷。Sharper-Mind-620x330
  1. 这有益你的腰围。
  1. 您将会变得更年寿。bi_2113206b
    长期人口研究发现,适度品酒还能够延长寿命!此外,适度品酒的人往往还有其他良好的健康习惯。例如饮食以素食为主,低饱和脂肪,和经常锻炼身体。所以记着从现在起要有良好均衡的饮食习惯~ 明天就好好去健身房锻炼出强健的体魄吧!
  1. 它使您更快乐!
    研究已经表明适度品酒能使心境变得更好。 2014年的研究表明(看见了没?这不只是传闻!),一个在不愉快环境下品尝佳酿的人,他的心境和一个在愉快舒适环境下却滴酒不沾的人是对等的。所以说,如果下次您情绪低落的时候,别忘了去喝一杯。


塞阿拉 精酿 Quinta Seara d’Ordens Reserva

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reservaqsoTouriga Nacional, Touriga Franca 和 Tinta Roriz 是高貴的葡萄品種,融合了與相關的風土和中東地區複雜的農業氣候特點,給予了這款酒獨特的個性。
Quinta Seara d’Ordens Reserva (塞阿拉 精酿) 是一款非常地道的杜羅酒,酒體飽滿,流暢而深刻—特別難忘。

The nobleness of the Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz grape varieties, associated to the terroir and the complex agro-climatic features of the region has given this wine personality and a unique character.
Quinta Seara d’Ordens Reserva is a very authentic Douro wine, full bodies, smooth and profound – for a special occasion.

葡萄种类:Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz

Region: Portugal, Douro.
Grape Varieties: Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz.
Colour and Aroma: Deep ruby. Ripe fruit with wood notes.
Tasting Notes: Full bodied, smooth and profound.
Alcohol: 13,5%

福佑之印 Vinhas da Comporta

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此佳酿是以最好的Aragonez 和Trincadeira 混制而成,她带给人一种优雅、持久的水果果香交织和古木芳香的香味。Vinhas da Comporta 是一瓶酒体饱满、柔滑和清新的精品佳酿,和谐且细味悠长。很适合与低调味料的红肉或是鳕鱼等佳肴搭配。

The best Aragonez and Trincadeira were combined to create this wine. With elegant and lasting aromas with mingling notes of fruit and elements of wood ageing, Vinhas da Comporta is a silky, full and fresh wine with a long and harmonious finish. Great when paired with red meats with low seasoning and codfish dishes.


Region: Portugal, Setubal Peninsula.
Grape Varieties: Aragonez and Trincadeira.
Colour: Ruby red.
Aroma: Elegant and durable, clear fruit, incense and a little cask.
Tasting Notes: Silky, full bodied, refreshing and sweet taste.
Alcohol: 13,5%

苏阿维仕 Suavis

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SuavisFive different grape varieties, resulting in a beautiful bouquet. This wine, produced in Comporta, has the freshness and minerality of the wine region of the Setúbal Peninsula; but, being this location further south, we can also find the Alentejo region’s characteristics, giving us an extremely complex and delicate wine.


葡萄种类:Syrah, Trincadeira, Castelão, Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet

Region: Portugal, Setubal Peninsula.
Grape Varieties: Syrah, Trincadeira, Castelão, Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet.
Colour: Intense garnet.
Aroma: Elegant and durable, clear fruit, incense and a little cask. Mouth attack is soft and easy drinking; Medium volume and very soft texture.
Tasting Notes: Complex, balanced and sweet; Vegetable freshness, evident minerality; The final is persistent.
Alcohol: 13,5%

天赋 Talentvs

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talentvs“A natural talent is something you need in order to evolve.”
Talentvs (talent) was created to honour João Leite Moreira, a man who had the talent and skill to help develop the Quinta Seara D’Ordens with masterful innovation. It’s a ripe and intense wine, specific of the “Terroir” of the Douro, and a positive ageing is predictable for many years after bottling.

Talentvs(天赋)是为了表彰若昂•雷特莫雷拉,他的天赋和才能帮助他开发了具有巧妙创新的 Quinta Seara D’Ordens。这是一瓶成熟和强烈的佳酿,具体的杜罗“风土”, 而装瓶后也要预计瓶陈很长的时间。

Region: Douro, Portugal
Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz. The oldest grapes in the estate were used to give origin to this wine.
Tasting Notes: Profound ruby colour, expressive on the nose, with floral notes of Touriga Nacional. The aromas present the personalities of the 3 varieties, spices and volume of tannins. Very elegant mouth finish.
Alcohol: 13,5%

葡萄种类 : Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz
口感 : 該酒呈紅寶石的顏色。香味由3種葡萄和一定量的單寧所發出。 此酒濃郁的香味是由葡萄多瑞加所提供。在你品嘗此酒後能有一種優香停留在口中。

多娜马蒂德 精酿 Dona Matilde Reserva

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matildereservaThe red wine Dona Matilde Reserva was produced from the region’s own grape varieties Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Amarela and fermented by the traditional method of treading the grapes by foot in granite tanks. It aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels. It is a very special wine.

红酒Dona Matilde Reserva 是经采摘自区独有的葡萄品种 Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca 和Tinta Amarela, 并通过在花岗岩池踩踏葡萄并使之在池内发酵的传统方法酿制而成的。她将会于全新法国橡木桶陈年约18个月。是一款非常特别的酒。

Region: Douro, Portugal
Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Amarela.
Tasting Notes: The colour is intense, almost ruby-like, and the aroma is strong but sophisticated. Firstly, a smoky aroma stands out – it’s a subtle mix of the terroir from Quinta Dona Matilde with the ageing in French oak. Then followed by hints of blackberry and dark plum. In the mouth the wine is voluptuous with good acidity. Tannins are well present and surprisingly smooth, resulting in a perfectly balanced and long lasting end of mouth.
Alcohol: 13%

葡萄种类 : Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Amarela
口感 : 该酒呈宝石红色, 口感紧致平衡, 有烟熏味道并且带有蓝莓和布林果香, 酒体饱满复杂, 给您优雅的口味体验, 酒体饱满平衡, 让您回味。

Tradition & Technology

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What do our wines have in common?


Each wine is made in a way to bring out the best natural features of the grape varietal, evidencing its terroir’s features, searching for excellence.

Wine Party time!

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在上星期的星期天,由MClub所主办的TopWines派对。有众多朋友欢聚一堂、美酒和兴高采烈的气氛!您们平常如何享受周末假期呢? 有更好的提议吗?

亲朋好友欢聚一堂, 好不热闹!




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Last Saturday in Zhongshan, the MClub hosted a Topwines party! Good friends, good wines, great atmosphere!
Some of the wines provided in the party were Suavis and Bellus red wines. All of the wine lovers were tasting and sharing their views and experiences.

What better way to enjoy the weekend?