It seems like just about every other week, I hear news about another health benefit of wine. Today I read what I consider to be one of the best possible health benefits of wine consumption. In “Drink wine, don’t get sunburned,” Melissa Dahl says that “a compound found in grapes or grape derivatives may protect skin cells from skin-damaging ultraviolet radiation…” [Read more…]
Wine lovers love to hear about the many health benefits of wine:
- It raises good cholesterol
- It reduces bad cholesterol
- It reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks
- It reduces the occurrence of kidney stones in women
- It is enjoyable!
Can people who don’t love wine get the same benefits from drinking grape juice or eating grapes?
It turns out that they can get some of the benefits. [Read more…]
Since I lead wine tastings for a living, I get a lot of people telling me about their red wine headaches (RWH), which they attribute to sulfite or tannin sensitivities. Because I hear these complaints so often, I did a little research and will share with you what I learned about possible causes of and solutions for wine sensitivities. [Read more…]