It's National Wine Day, so raise a glass!
While you might not need an excuse to pour a glass of wine on any given day, now you can rest assured that it's actually somewhat healthy for you. Studies have shown that adults who drink light to moderate amounts of alcohol may be less likely to develop heart disease than those who do not drink at all or are heavy drinkers. Keep in mind that women should limit alcohol intake to four ounces of wine per day. Find out how you can the health benefits of wine without paying too much.
In fact red wine contains resveratrol which might help prevent heart disease. Resveratrol has been previously found to slow age-related health decline in mice on a standard diet and improve health and longevity of overweight, aged mice on a high fat diet.
But wine may be more expensive than other types of spirits. I asked NakedWines.com winemaker Jacqueline Persons "What makes the biggest difference in a $10 bottle of wine vs. a $50 bottle of wine...What should one look for?
Persons says that "when deciding on the quality of a bottle of wine, the cost may be misleading. The interesting thing is that when you buy a bottle of wine in the market, a good portion of the cost in a bottle is tied up in packaging, sales and marketing.
NakedWines.com is a customer funded winery. We strip out these costs and instead use the income to fund talent, winemaking techniques and quality grapes. We do that by creating what we call 'the Virtuous Circle' where our customers fund winemakers up front. That money goes directly to the winemakers who make great wines. And, because the customers have funded the wines up front, there is minimal need for marketing and sales.
This savings is passed back to the customer, who receives a killer product for an equally amazing price. So, when shopping with Naked Wines, our customers don't need to make the tough decision between a mediocre bottle of inexpensive wine and a great bottle for their whole paycheck. You get awesome bottles for affordable prices!"
However, if you are not a drinker, this health news is not a reason to start. A healthy fruit and vegetable based, lean protein diet and regular exercise is the best prescription for healthy living!