There are more than 600 types of grapes grown all over the world. Even though each grape variety has its own specific combination of color, size, thickness, skin, acidity and flavor, only a very few grape varieties are used to produce good quality wine. Also, quality wines can be produced only if favorable climatic conditions are matched with the best wine making techniques. Various wines have various colors. The wine gets it color from the grape skins. The juice of every grape, irrespective of red or white, is either clear or white in color. More than 90% of the wines produced today are to be consumed within a few years.i.e, they wont be any better if kept for aging. If paired with the right food and served at the right temperature, wines can make your meal a wonderful experience.
There are evidences which proves that wine has been used as a form of medicine in olden days for treating wounds, curing ailments like lethargy and diarrhea and even as a pain reliever during child birth. Researches have concluded that wines, especially red wines have a positive effect on cardiovascular health. They say that the health benefits of red wines is due to the grapes as well as the grape skins which contains resveratrol and flavonoids in it. Resveratrol has both anti-cancer as well as anti-inflammatory properties while flavonoids reduce the production of LDL and boosts the production of HDL thereby reducing the risk of blood clotting and coronary heart diseases.
The recommended quantity is one drink of women and 2 for men. Drinking wine in a limited quantity can preserve your memory. Wine drinkers have a lower BMI than regular alcohol drinkers. The red grape skins in the wine have an anti-aging effect and the antioxidants in white wine improve the functioning of the lungs. Studies have also shown that red wines destroy the ulcer causing bacteria. The protein content in the skin of red grapes has the power to kill cancer cells. Similarly, the polyphenols present in the skin of red grapes keeps the arteries clean thereby reducing the chances of stroke.
Women who regularly drink wine have a decreased risk of ovarian cancer and stroke and increased bone health. For people who smoke regularly, drinking red wine decreases the harmful effects of smoking. It also reduces the risk of kidney stone formation.
If you haven’t tasted wine yet, just give it a try today!