When we are asked to think of a good alcoholic and sophisticated beverage, we always think of wine. We are sure of it. We bet you’re thinking about it right now. Ah, the taste of sweet wine with various aromatic tones of earthly and elegant flavors, something that you can only get when sipping a good glass of high quality wine. It makes you feel good, doesn’t it? We bet it does.
Wine isn’t just popular for the feel-good effects that it brings when you drink it (or after drinking it, and we are not talking about the hangover). It has other certain benefits when it comes to your health, other than it is already a usual notion.
Has any of your family members or your friends ever told you that red wine is good for the heart? Well, that notion is a very popular one. It has been around for a long time, although you should drink it with moderation as with any other drink.
Links between fewer heart problems and red wine is not completely proven, well not yet at least. We are hoping that it gets proven soon though. Maybe part of the reason why a lot of people think that red wine is good for the heart is because red wine contains polyphenols, that may help guard the lining of the blood vessels in your heart. Resveratrol is the name of the polyphenol that is getting a bit of courtesy when it comes to linking red wine with good heart health.
According to mayoclinic.com, “Resveratrol might be a key ingredient in red wine that helps prevent damage to blood vessels, reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol) and prevents blood clots. Some research shows that resveratrol could be linked to a lower risk of inflammation and blood clotting, which can lead to heart disease. But other studies found no benefits from resveratrol in preventing heart disease.
More research is needed to determine if resveratrol lowers the risk of inflammation and blood clotting.”
Also, according to mayoclinic.com, you can get resveratrol even if you don’t drink wine. “The resveratrol in red wine comes from the skin of grapes used to make wine. Because red wine is fermented with grape skins longer than is white wine, red wine contains more resveratrol.
Simply eating grapes, or drinking grape juice, might be one way to get resveratrol without drinking alcohol. Red and purple grape juices may have some of the same heart-healthy benefits of red wine.
Other foods that contain some resveratrol include peanuts, blueberries and cranberries. It’s not yet known how beneficial eating grapes or other foods might be compared with drinking red wine when it comes to promoting heart health. The amount of resveratrol in food and red wine can vary widely.”
As usual, this does not mean that you should drink lots and lots of wine just because you found out that red wine is supposedly good for the heart. However, you can check out the different types of red wine from across the globe in an event we made just for you.
Presenting, the “All Red Everything – Red Wines from Across the Globe Tasting”, a wine tasting event sponsored by Columbia Wine Co., the premier wine shop in Washington Heights. A different kind of wine tasting event like no other. It is partly social, and partly informative, as you get to come in and mingle with your friends or meet others who are enthusiastic about wine.
Not only will you get a good social experience, but you will also get to taste different kinds of wines from across the globe. We are pretty sure that by the time the event is finished, you would already have an idea of what to drink (wine) during the cold, cold, winter nights. H’ordeuvres and lively, vibrant music is what you should expect while you will be sipping a glass of your new found favorite wine.
It will be on Friday, October 19, 2018, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT. Its location will be at Columbia Wine Co., 4038 Broadway New York, NY 10032, United States. You can reserve slots now through Eventbrite. Hurry up as tickets sell very quickly. It will be a unique experience and you will also have opportunities to find your new found favorite wine from somewhere outside the country. If you have not registered yet, do it now. We mean now! Have fun!