By Jessica Yadegaran
Friday, April 25th, 2008 at 11:51 am in Uncategorized.
Happy Friday, everyone. Thanks for all your submissions for the Ultimate Blind Date tasting at Flora Springs Winery. It was great fun reading through your answers. I printed out the correct ones and then pulled the winner’s name out of bowl that I sometimes use as a decanter.
The question, once again, was: Besides drinking, wine is used as a cleanser. What is it good for cleaning, and why?
Here’s the answer: According to Dr. Mark Daeschel in the Journal of Food Science, wine is a great cleaner of kitchen counters and silverware, as well as of fruit and vegetables. Its acidity and alcohol are effective at combating E. Coli and staphylococcus. The journal went on to say that someday, a wine-based cleaner could be a natural alternative to bleach.
So, the winner is: Chip Ferguson.
In his answer, Chip went on to give the ‘why.’ He wrote:
The wine acts as a disinfectant and kills salmonella, a common food-borne bacterium, within a few seconds. Wine is a natural antimicrobial and scientists at Oregon State University are developing a new disinfectant containing wine to fight off microbes like bacteria. Dry whites, such as Sauvignon Blanc, work best because they don’t leave a stain or sticky residue.
Well done, Chip! Email me and I’ll hook you up with your tickets. Everyone else, check back Monday for the next trivia question. We’ve got four more pairs to give away!