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What if some­one tells you wine is good for your body, you would be sur­prised right? Yes it's true, latest re­search shows that wine is healthy for your body, con­sumed in mod­er­ate con­sump­tion.

1. Wine acts as stress re­ducer which makes you at ease and has pos­i­tive ef­fect on the car­dio­vas­cu­lar sys­tem. Stress can cause blood pres­sure while con­strict­ing ar­ter­ies. It raises the LDL (bad choles­terol). Wine helps to thin the blood and let it flow smoothly through our body.

2. Stud­ies have shown that drink­ing wine in mod­er­a­tion can lower risk of di­a­betes. It helps ex­tend func­tion of pan­creas and sweep glu­cose out of the body. This al­lows per­son to avoid di­a­betes on later stage in life.

3. Mod­er­ate con­sump­tion of wine leads to low­er­ing pos­si­bil­i­ties of stroke. Due to its blood thin­ning na­ture, clots that can lead to stroke can be pre­vented.

4. Wine has helped slow­ing down the age­ing process of brain re­sult­ing bet­ter brain func­tions longer.

5. Mod­er­ate con­sump­tion of wine cuts down risk of colon cancer by 45% as per re­search. Red wines have more ben­e­fits than white one al­though wine is def­i­nitely healthy than other al­co­holic drinks. Re­mem­ber ex­ces­sive use of wine or any al­co­hol is not good for your body; it can lead to prob­lems re­lated to liver and other is­sues as­so­ci­ated with ex­ces­sive al­co­hol us­age. Wine can only be made from fresh grapes + yeast. It is pos­si­ble to make an al­co­holic drink from lots of other fruits, or from dried grapes, or from grape juice, but none of these can be called sim­ply 'wine'. Wine - Ripe grapes has sugar. Yeast cells eat the sugar, and pro­duce al­co­hol.

Un­der­stand­ing White, Red, Rose or Sparkling wines

All wines go through almost sim­i­lar process with few dif­fer­ences based on type of wine which is be­ing made.

Sparkling wine

A yeast and sugar so­lu­tion is added to dry ta­ble wine to cre­ate the best of the sparkling wines. The wine is then sealed for sec­ondary fer­men­ta­tion. Gen­uine Cham­pagne has to be the per­fect ex­am­ple of sparkling wine, though co2 ad­di­tion can be nor­mal in bulk sparkling wines. Sparkling wines from Cham­pagne re­gion of France are known as Cham­pagne, it is ge­o­graph­i­cally con­trolled with reg­u­la­tion such as AOC.

For­ti­fied wine

Wines that have been made sweet by in­ter­rupt­ing the fer­men­ta­tion process with the ad­di­tion of a neu­tral dis­tilled spirit. The spirit kills the yeast be­fore they have nished con­vert­ing all of the sugar. Port and Sherry are both for­ti­fied wines.

Aro­m­a­tized wine

For­ti­fied wine avored with herbs, spices, fruit or other nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents. Mar­tini ver­mouth can be ex­am­ple of this one.

Wine is cul­ti­vated through­out the world, with each wine re­gion hav­ing unique char­ac­ter­is­tics that in­flu­ence the style and taste of its prod­ucts. One must have some knowl­edge of the re­gions to be able to read a wine bet­ter. Most wine grow­ing re­gions are broadly classified into 2 bold ref­er­ences:

1. Old world and

2. New world

OLD WORLD: these are the tra­di­tional wine grow­ing coun­tries like – France, Italy, Spain, Ger­many and Por­tu­gal. Old world wines tra­di­tion­ally use re­gional names and es­tate names to mar­ket their wines.

NEW WORLD: these are coun­tries which have re­cently started mak­ing wine, like Chile, Ar­gentina, Aus­tralia, New Zealand, South Africa and Cal­i­for­nia, new world wines use the grape type to mar­ket their wines

In our next is­sue we learn more ba­sics.

Som­me­lier, Mixol­o­gist Amit Desh­pande +2348052197655, +2349099997143 Op­er­a­tions Manager Restau­rants & Bar Gen­e­sis Group Nige­ria

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