R E D - W I N E

Wine, and especially red wine, has been studied extensively. Evidence suggests that moderate consumption may help people live longer, protect against certain cancers, improve mental health, and enhance heart health.

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Healthy wine

Centuries ago, wine was used treat various health conditions. Medieval monasteries were convinced that their monks lived longer than the rest of the population partly because of their moderate, regular consumption of wine. In recent years, science has indicated that this could be true.However, any health benefits only apply to moderate drinking. The United States (U.S.) Dietary Guidelines 2015 to 2020 define moderate drinking as: "Up to one drink per day for women, and up to two drinks per day for men, and only by adults of legal drinking age."

Fast facts

Here are some key points about red wine and health. More detail is in the main article.

  • Red wine is high in resveratrol, and it may offer various health benefits.
  • Resveratrol may boost heart health, protect against some kinds of cancer, and prevent some types of vision loss.
  • Grapes and berries are a better source of resveratrol than red wine, so eating these is likely to be more healthful than drinking wine.
  • However, if you are going to drink, red wine appears to be more healthful than some kinds of alcoholic beverage.
  • Women should not drink more than one glass a day, and men, two glasses.

Why I can't served red wine cold?

There’s no law against drinking chilled red wine, but there’s a pretty good reason why you shouldn’t, and again, it’s the tannins. Tannins tend to taste bitter as they get cold, which means your darker red wines won’t taste their best when they are as cold as the Rockies. On the other hand, white and rosé wines, with their low tannin content, taste just fine when chilled—but avoid getting them too cold, or you’ll miss out on a lot of the flavor. Of course, it’s all a matter of taste. Some people enjoy their beer at room temperature and their pizza cold. Whatever gets you there.

Red Wine vs. White Wine: What’s the Difference?

Okay, you probably don’t need any help recognizing a white wine versus a red wine. They look different and they certainly taste different as well. But since we’re in this to find you a bottle of wine that you’re going to enjoy, it’s worth your while to try and understand why they look and taste so different. The culprit in both cases: the skins, and a little something they bring to the party called tannins. Remember the word tannin and what it means, because wine people talk about tannins a lot.