Wine news February 12, 2015

Decoding sommeliers' brains in Science News. "When sipping wine, the experts had greater activity in several parts of their brains, including regions involved in memory, than novices did, the researchers report in October in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience."

An explanation of San Diego terroir by Italian Wine Geek.

Punch asks why is the word sommelier being coopted. "And then, a cascade of sommeliers followed in 2014: a whiskey sommelier, a mustard sommelier, a stateside course for becoming an olive oil sommelier."

W. Blake Gray has a new theory on what causes red wine headaches. It is all about the yeast.

Dr. Vino on new research that denies the health benefits of red wine. However, the New York Daily News says wine could help you burn fat.

Pop star Harry Styles is looking to buy a vineyard in California reports The Drinks Business.

Decanter reports that French wine exports fell in 2014.

Fox profiles Mercers Wine Ice Cream. "Made of 15 percent butterfat and 5 percent alcohol by volume, there are eight flavors of wine ice cream: cherry merlot, chocolate cabernet, peach white zinfandel, port, red raspberry chardonnay, resling, spice and strawberry sparkling."