Viva Vino!

28 Jul

The French say it well…. À votre santé or “drink to your health!”  

If you are not already a wine drinker, jump on the wine wagon, sip smart, and ride on to a healthier heart! According to Harvard researchers (among others), wine consumed in moderation may lower one’s overall risk for heart disease. This fermented delight also has minimal calories for mega health perks. The good stuff in wine is resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant that keeps our tickers happy.

With so many different grapes in the world, there are multitudes of wine options that have evolved. If you prefer sweeter drinks, consider choosing a sweeter white wine like a Riesling. At five ounces, you’ll serve yourself 120 calories. Pair your Riesling with tuna sashimi or any sushi roll, and your taste buds and heart thank you. Red wine packs more of an antioxidant punch compared to white wines.  Try one of the most versatile reds out there from a red wine grape called Pinot Noir (Jill’s fav) or a Petite Syrah (Leslie’s fav). This heart-healthy beverage provides 120 calories per five ounces. You’ll have your taste buds dancing if you serve these lovely reds with grilled chicken and pesto pasta.

Feel anxious or timid when trying to purchase wine? Ask the store’s employees for assistance. They can direct you to a great bottle within your price range. Stay tuned for further blog posts about wine. There’s just too much to mention all in one day! Happy sipping!

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