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“Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.” 
~  Louis Pasteur


a toast to your health!
Many doctors now define
"moderate" wine drinking
as 1 or 2 glasses per day.

Throughout centuries of wine history, the ancient elixir has quite literally given rise to the age-old drinking toast "...to your health!

In fact, wine as a cure-all dates back to the Greeks and Romans, when wine was widely used as a disinfectant for wounds.

Later in areas where sanitation was lacking (right up to the 19th century), it was often much safer to drink the local wine than the local water in order to avoid waterborne diseases such as cholera.

Today, modern science also has a lot to say about the proven health benefits of moderate wine drinking.

This includes studies into the chemicals found in red wine, especially saponins and and resveratrol, that have shown a marked connection between wine consumption and decreased risk of heart disease. Another recent study released in 2015 also suggests that resveratrol may slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

Other compounds that are found in red wine, such as polyphenols, have also highlighted the real possibility of wine as a cancer fighter that indeed makes toasting the health of your friends and loved ones a very good idea ...

Around the Web, find out more about the connection between wine and your health at top sites offering more information on wine's disease fighting antioxidant qualities along with its beneficial effects on a variety of other medical conditions:

More about wine and health around the Web:


The Society of Medical Friends of Wine - An archive of dinner speeches, by members of the society along with a cache of newsletters suggesting wine's antioxidant properties as well as its beneficial affects on a variety of medical conditions, with related photos & resources.

Professional Friends of Wine - Wine and Health - Here's is a good overview of what current research is saying about the benefits of moderate wine consumption. The entire site is devoted to wine education, so when you're done with the article and the links it provides, browse around for other good information. They provide lots of it.

Cancer Prevention and Red Wine - A quick fact sheet discusses related research on red wine's suspected cancer fighting ingredients - polyphenol and resveratrol.

The Australian Wine Institute - Wine and Health - Just what the doctor ordered with tons of useful facts on safe consumption, health benefits, related allergies, info on additives and lots more in an A-Z FAQ or viewable in a PDF file.


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