Drinking wine promotes longevity and also reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes. According to a research at the Columbia University, non-drinkers have a surprisingly rapid brain decline than moderate drinkers.
The study of wine has been going on for years and it takes a lot of experience for someone to fully understand all there is about it. For a layman, understanding its benefits and cons seem to be outright boring but if you ever find yourself in a party and want to make a lasting impression, here are five facts that might or might not lighten up the mood.
We should be thanking the monks for their research as they preserved and innovated the art of winemaking during the middle ages. One of the most famous wines, "Champagnes Dom Perignon" was named after a monk named Dom Pierre Perignon who was an advocate of organic winemaking and experimented to improve the process.
The best thing to eat with wine is cheese. Pixabay
Often alcohol beverages are associated with lethargy but according to a study, women who drink 2 glasses of wine daily actually have a better sex drive than other women.
Many famous European wines are named after their geographical location; one example is the Bordeaux wine. Non-European wines usually have a name of the grape (aka the varietal) on the label – for instance, Cabernet Sauvignon from California.
You'll never gain fat if you drink wine! Pixabay
It's a common belief that drinking particularly beer makes you fat i.e. the beer belly but wine has no such quality. In actuality, women who regularly drink moderate amounts of alcohol weighed almost 10 pounds less than women who did not drink at all.
Wine tours are second to Disneyland in California with almost 14 million people visiting the Californian wineries every year. So take your pick; Wineland or Disneyland?
Prepared by Tanya Kathuria of Newsgram; Twitter: @TanyaKathuria97