Posts Tagged ‘wine health’

Drink a Little Wine, Live a Little Longer

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Who doesn’t love the Dutch?!?  A recent Dutch researcher’s report noted that men who regularly drink up to half a glass of wine a day live about 5 years longer than those who don’t.

Does this mean that if we drink 2 glasses a day we live 20 years longer?  I’m just saying, half a glass of wine ain’t much…

Hey, with all this swine flu talk, I thought a report with its increased life talk could cheer a few folks up.

Seriously though, what is the big deal here?  Just another report claiming health benefits for wine drinkers.  Well,this study apparently lasted a whopping 40 years (from 1960 to 2000) with regular follow up of those being studied.

I know, there will be a new study out tomorrow claiming the opposite.  But hey, can’t a wine drinker feel good about his imbibing for just one day?!

Happy WEEKEND wine tasting!


More red wine health benefits

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

I used whatever time I had this (late) evening to peruse some wine blogs and other wine related write ups but sadly came away with nothing of special interest to write about. I considered writing about the wonderful wine tasting I led last night for a group of about thirty 20 & 30 somethings, but the truth is the event was a fund raiser and the guests were more interested in mingling & DRINKING the wine, than hearing some dude talk about wine. There were several guests who did engage me in wine conversation, but in the end the “informal talk” I was going to give became very informal small talk with select guests.

That said, I feel compelled to write about something, so how about a quick plug for wine and its corresponding health benefits. (more…)

Moderate Drinkers Who Also Exercise Are More Likely to Live Longer

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Got this fabulous headline from a Wine Spectator email.

“A study published Jan. 9 in the European Heart Journal… concluded that moderate consumption of alcohol and moderate exercise are both associated with longer life but, more important, the benefit increases when the two behaviors are combined. ”

Yet another study hailing the health benefits of RESPONSIBLE wine consumption.

Well, I made it back from Israel last night in one piece. What an amazing trip. There is a big Australian wine tasting today in lower Manhattan that i will be heading to. I expect to write a full report either later tonight or tomorrow.

Until then, Happy (and HEALTHY) wine drinking!