The Many Benefits of Drinking Wine
Aside from the many documented health benefits of drinking wine, there are other advantages to be had as well.
For instance, a good wine with a meal can enhance the flavor of the food as well as aiding in its digestion.
Ordering and dinking wine has social benefits as well, especially when you are out in company or on a date. First
impressions count and being able to find your way around a wine list and being able to pair food and wine properly
is pretty impressive in itself.
Why Wine Drinkers Look Smart
Why do wine drinkers look smart? Because we are! A simple answer to a simple question. More and more people are
becoming aware of the numerous health benefits of drinking wine, and especially red wine.
The Health Benefits
Wine is full of anti-oxidants, which help to protect your body. Those present in red wine are called flavonoids
and have been touted as being protective of your cardiac health in multiple ways. They lower your bad cholesterol,
help raise your good cholesterol and help to prevent blood clots. Studies have also shown a protective effect from
cancer and a retardation of the growth of certain tumors with moderate red wine use. Many physicians recommend
drinking red wine in moderation if you are an otherwise healthy person, in order to protect your heart health and
reduce your cholesterol. That is a pretty smart suggestion.
In addition to heart health, many other health benefits have been attributed to a certain level of wine
consumption. Cognitive health has been shown to be better in women in their seventies who moderately consume wine.
Statistically speaking, moderate wine drinkers are leaner, have stronger bones and are less likely to become
diabetic. As with anything, the key is moderation. Doctors suggest that women ideally drink no more than one glass
of wine per day. Who knows what other smart results may come from drinking wine?
It Makes Us Better Cooks
Cooking with wine enhances food. Adding wine to a pan in which you have just cooked meat is a wonderful
technique for deglazing – a gourmet way to prepare sauces. Adding red wine to tomato based sauces gives the flavor
a richness that enhances it tremendously. White wine can also be added to a variety of dishes from salad dressings,
to chicken dishes to seafood and pasta. The result is a complexity of taste that adds to any dish. Cooking with
wine is just a smart thing to do.
The Language of Wine
The love of wine tends to manifest itself into a desire to want to learn more about our favorite beverage. Many
people search out information about how to choose the best types of wine, how to match wine and food, what
differentiates one type of wine from another. There are so many things to learn. There are techniques to learn to
best appreciate the differences in wine. There is even a vocabulary to learn. You need to understand body,
complexity, hints, swirling, tannins and so much more. To make matters even more difficult, you need to learn to
properly pronounce the different types of wine, which means mastering a little French, Italian, German, Spanish and
more. There are even courses you can take on wine appreciation. What other type of beverage can you think of that
requires so much from drinkers before they are even considered to have a basic knowledge of what they are
Wine is such a versatile drink that lends itself to enhancing our lives in tremendous ways. It enhances our food
with flavor. It increases our chances of living a healthy life. It even gives us the opportunity to broaden our
geographical, linguistic and chemical knowledge. No wonder wine makes us look smart!