Sulfites & Wine

May 10, 2017

By Dr. Frank D. Puzio

To a consumer, the word sulfite in regard to wine generally has a negative connotation. We have become accustomed to warning labels on many consumable products, and for wine, it is a government mandate to alert the consumer that the wine product contains what many believe as those dreaded sulfites. Falsely or otherwise, sulfites are blamed by many for wine headaches and varied ill-effects experienced subsequent to wine consumption. It is often expressed

Nutrition & Red Wine

May 10, 2017

By Dr. Frank D. Puzio

Since we all love wine, wouldn’t it be even better if it was actually beneficial to our overall health? Can a glass of wine a day keep the doctor away? Current literature more than suggests that this is true, especially for red wine. In respected studies, consumption of red wine in moderation is now considered good for many aspects of our general health, especially for our cardiovascular system. Certain substances in red

Sensory Evaluation of red wine

May 10, 2017

By Dr. Frank D. Puzio


The sensory evaluation of red wine happens first with the eyes, then with the nose and finally the senses of taste and feel in the mouth.

CLARITY and COLOR: If you are fond of rubies and garnets, a glass of red wine can dazzle your senses through your eyes. To evaluate, pour a small sample of wine into a clear and proper red wine glass and hold the glass on its side

Dr. Frank’s Mulled Cranberry-Raisin Nut Relish

December 9, 2013

This recipe includes First Crush Wineries… Cran Blanc

The following recipe has become a Puzio family tradition. I have been making this for our family on Thanksgiving and Christmas morning for many years and will not disappoint… Enjoy!

12 oz bag of whole dry-picked cranberries
1.5 cups of Three-Sip Cran or Cran Blanc wine
1 ¼ cups golden brown sugar
1/3 cup minced crystallized ginger
½ fresh orange w/ some peel
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground allspice
¼ tsp ground cloves
½ cup finely chopped walnuts

Combine all