Enhance Your Tasting Experience
We may be snobs but we can't talk about drinking wine without talking about proper wine storage. It makes such a huge difference in your tasting experience, so we can't emphasize storing your wines properly enough! Whether you're a beginning wine collector or a seasoned wine enthusiast, a wine refrigerator is always an economical and effective means for storing your wines.
So much of the flavors and aromas of your wines are dictated by the serving temperature, making it crucial that your wine is stored at the proper temperature for serving. Chilled wines will taste less sweet while warm red wines will lose their fruity flavors. Read our simple and detailed guide on wine serving temperatures here.
Also, using the proper glassware is essential for wafting the aromas up to your nose and for gliding the wine gently on to your palate. All these factors will affect how you experience your wine and enhance your enjoyment. In order to choose the perfect wine glass, read about the anatomy of a wine glass in our article here.
1. It's packed with antioxidants
You need to drink 7 glasses of orange juice or 20 glasses of apple juice in order to get the same amount of antioxidants in a glass of wine. Antioxidants in red wine known as polyphenols help protect the lining of blood vessels in your heart. Unfortunately, white wines don't provide much in antioxidants so, to get your daily dose antioxidants you need to drink red wine.
Antioxidants are nutrients that help fight environmental damage that we're exposed to every day. As we consume antioxidants they help keep the cells in our body healthy and slow down the aging process.
2. Reduces your risk of depression
You're probably thinking that this is obvious because who isn't joyful when drinking some wine? Lucky for all of us, studies done on middle aged and eldery people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol daily prevents depression. So, keep smiling and drinking!
3. Reduces bad cholesterol
Bye, bye, bad cholesterol! Again, red wines seem to be the key to good health. According to a study, the high-fiber Tempranillo red grapes, used to make certain varieties of red wines, lowers bad cholesterol.
4. Keeps your heart strong
Wine has a special place in our hearts, we mean that literally and figuratively! Polyphenols, the antioxidants in red wine, prevent unwanted clotting by keeping the blood vessels flexible. Keep in mind that heavy drinking will cause the opposite effect and will be damaging to the heart.
5. Regulates your blood sugar
Resveratrol, naturally found in grape skin, controls blood sugar levels in diabetic persons. It also controls cholesterol levels and systolic blood pressure.
6. Help your memory
If you ever placed your wine glass down and forgot where you placed it, then you need to drink some more wine! According to research, resveratrol found in red wines inhibits the formation of beta-amyloid protein, a key component in the plaque of the brains of people with Alzheimer's.
7. You won't get sick as often
We're all trying to stay as healthy as possible these days and who knew wine would be a part of an illness-fighting routine? Antioxidants in red wine help strengthen the body and immune system.
8. Weight management
You may not necessarily lose a significant amount of weight but the compound piceatannol, converted from the compound resveratrol found in certain grape skins, fastens the insulin receptors of fat cells which blocks the pathways required for immature fat cells to grow. This helps prevent your body from excessive weight gain and helps you manage your weight.
9. Reduces cancer risk
Again, the resveratrol compound found in grape skins has been used on human cancer cells and found to obstruct the key action of a cancer aiding protein. This is a great example of how wine, when consumed moderately, can be a powerful health aid.
10. They're a digestive aid
Who doesn't love a little wine with their meal? Turns out, wine is so much more than an enjoyable beverage. Red wines are naturally antibacterial, which enable it to treat stomach irritation and other digestive disorders.