- The local angle
Lange Twins Winery
Brad Lange, who owns LangeTwins Winery and Vineyards with his
brother, Randy, said it is a shame someone would falsify data.
“Certainly, it’s never good for any research project to be
manipulated and if that’s the case, shame on them,” Lange said.
But he does not believe it will affect wine consumption because
there have been numerous other studies that show wine can be part
of a healthy diet.
“There has been a lot of research on the health benefits of
moderate consumption of white wine and red wine. It won’t even be a
bump in the road.” he said. He said wine is part of the food table,
and people recognize that there are a variety of health
“We consider wine a food. It helps with digestion and makes the
evening meal more pleasant,” he said.
Stuart Spencer, Lodi Winegrape Commission
“Obviously, we do not want anyone to fabricate their data. That
is not right. But at the same time, he is only one source. There
are many other research projects that have been conducted that show
that moderate amounts of red wine are beneficial to your health. I
do not think this will greatly impact wine sales.”
Bob Colarossi, owner of Estate Crush
“We don’t think the results from the Connecticut researcher are
going to impact the sale of red wine in Lodi at all. We’ve seen the
Lodi wine industry and wine consumption, in general, increase even
in a down economy. People drink wine to celebrate and to pair with
food and it’s not likely that those activities are going to
Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2012 12:00 am
A three-year investigation into the work of a University of
Connecticut researcher who focused on the health benefits of
resveratrol — a chemical in red wine — found 145 instances of
Dipak K. Das, a professor in the Department of Surgery and
director of the Cardiovascular Research Center at UConn Health
Center, was the focus of the investigation conducted by the
Thursday, January 12, 2012 12:00 am.