Does a Glass a Day Keep the Doctor Away?
It is often said that wine is healthy and good for your heart. I often see memes and clever puns about wine, but there actually is some science to back up these sentiments. One of the main reasons stems from a compound found in the skins of grapes called “resveratrol’.
In addition to grapes, resveratrol is found in the skins of blueberries and raspberries. Since this compound is present in the skins of the grapes, this compound is present in much higher quantities in red wine. Unlike red wine, the skins are removed from white wine prior to the fermentation process. Studies show that this compound can help prevent damage to blood vessels, can reduce cholesterol and help prevent blood clots. While doctors all agree that wine should be consumed in moderation, some health benefits do seem legitimate!
However, there are mixed opinions in the medical field on whether wine serves as an antioxidant and can help prevent heart disease. Scientists continue to experiment on the overall health benefits of wine. The evidence may be inconclusive on heart health, but the benefits of resveratrol are well documented. If nothing else, it is a great “fun fact” to discuss at a dinner party to impress the other guests!
So, if you need to boost those resveratrol levels this weekend, please stop by our Father’s Day tastings at each of our location. We’ll be sure to help you find a perfect bottle for you, or for dad!