If you follow the news on wine and health, you will have seen the numerous reports recently on the large study finally proving once and for all that even one glass of wine is bad for your heart. But that is not what the study actually said.
A new approach called allostatic loading measures biomarkers of health and finds good news for wine lovers
grape juice has about the highest sugar content of all fruit juices, essentially the same as Coca-Cola. But ferment the same juice into red wine and there is next to none.
How and when people drink has changed, along with what they drink. As the subset of truly moderate and regular wine drinkers shrinks, it gets lost in the statistical shuffle.
“Life is too short to drink bad wine” as Julia Child and others have said, but that doesn’t mean ordinary wine can’t be good, and good for you. One thing we know for sure about wine & health is that its maximum benefit is in daily consumption with meals, wine as food; that’s why we…