Wine news April 5,2018

The Wine Spectator asks is wine good for your heart? "Wine has long been associated with increased levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the so-called "good cholesterol" that helps reduce the risk of heart disease."

The Carlyle Group buys Accolade Wines in Australia for $772M. "Accolade is the former Europe and Australia wines division of Constellation and Champ has owned 80% of the business since the beginning of 2011, when Constellation decided to focus on its North America business."

Punch goes inside the wine cellar of Houston's One Fifth. “Most sane people open a restaurant and build a wine list for the long term, hoping they will be around and profitable for as long as possible,” wrote Pridgen at the top of the wine list at One Fifth Steak. “No, we aren’t doing that… are we insane? Maybe… but we are going to have a damn fun time doing it!”