The Wines of Rioja and Ribera del Duero

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(percussive Spanish music) (Spanish guitar music)>>(narrator) Of all of the world’s grape varieties, few speak to a single country as decidedly as Tempranillo.>>(with Spanish accent) It’s a beautiful grape variety. I always say that Tempranillo is the flavor of Spain. Tempranillo has 40 different names all over the Spanish geography.>>(with Spanish accent) It depends on […]

7 Surprising Beauty Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

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A common household ingredient that also provides many health and beauty benefits is apple cider vinegar (ACV). Historically, this product has been used for many, many years. It has been traced back to 400 BC when Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, used ACV as a treatment for his patients. ACV is rich in many vitamins, […]

Hot water bottles – The hidden dangers

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Karen, where’s the hot water bottle? I haven’t seen it since last winter. Look in the junk cupboard. Of course, the junk cupboard. Never find anything in the junk cupboard ’cause it’s full of junk. It’s all right. Found it. Ok. Good. Ahhhhhh!!!! KAREN!!!! (yelling) Every year, around 200 people are admitted to hospital with […]

Alcohols | Alcohols, ethers, epoxides, sulfides | Organic chemistry | Khan Academy

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We’ve already seen alcohols in many of these videos, but I thought it was about time that I actually made a video on alcohols. Now, alcohols is the general term for any molecule that fits the pattern some type of functional group or chain of carbons OH. And they use the letter R. And I’ve […]

How to Make Supercooled Alcohol (Homemade Cryofluid)

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So which would you rather have? Fire powers, or cryo powers? – Oh, fire powers. – Why is that? – Absolutely. Firestarter? – Yeah, but you would burn everything down. – Yeah, exactly. – I could blast crazy ice everywhere in this, and it would be fine tomorrow. There would be no house if I […]

VLOG 007 | Commandaria Wine | Tsiakkas Winery

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Look at how thick and sticky this is. This is a wine from a different time. This is Commandaria, the oldest wine in the world. Traditional Commandaria is a Cypriot wine made popular in medieval times. Look at this, it looks like honey. In its current form and name Commandaria goes back to the 12th […]

How To Make Quick Clams & Mussels With White Wine & Garlic By Chef Michael Schlow

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder: A Primer for Non-Clinicians

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So good afternoon everyone. This session was everything you wanted to know about the about treatment but were afraid to ask, a primer for non-clinicians. This came about because of a question last year when we were doing a discussion of the film “Anonymous People.” And the question was “What does treatment for alcohol use […]

Is Sugar Alcohol as Awesome as It Sounds?

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If you made a list of all the substances that you most like to ingest, what would be on it? Would sugar be on that list? Of course it would. Because sugar’s delicious. And how about alcohol? If you’re old enough to drink it, alcohol can be pretty OK, although it can turn on you […]

Breast Cancer Risk: Red Wine vs. White Wine

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