5 HEALTH BENEFITS OF DRINKING WINE
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.
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.
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.
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