Posted on 05 August 2012.
Posted on 28 August 2010.
Winemaking is a hobby which comes with many benefits. Some of these benefits are financial ones. Regardless of whether its your first winemaking attempt and you have to buy all your equipment, you’ll find out that once you’re done, the average bottle of wine will only have cost around three dollars to make. If you’re someone who drinks wine on a regular basis, this adds up to a lot of savings for you. If you think of the costs of the average bottle of wine in the store, you’ll easily see how much money you’re saving. Other than these financial benefits you also have to consider the many benefits to your health.
If you’re the sort that enjoys wine along with dinner, your health may be doing much better than you know. From time immemorial wine has been used to clean wounds, get rid of fevers and aid people who required some form of nutritional supplements or the other. The reasons for this were largely due to the presence of natural acids and alcohols in wine and this easily kills bacteria that is harmful to our health. Wine also relaxes our bodies naturally and eases off the tension. It also supplies the body with energy and it tends to help people with digestion too. It makes people who feel unwell a whole lot better. It also gives people a sense of well-being and we’re just talking about less than a single bottle of wine here.
When you think of the benefits that have been explained above, you wonder why people aren’t encouraged to drink wine more often. The truth is that doctors and other medical professionals aren’t so hasty to recommend wine for your health because though it offers benefits it can be a stimulant at the same time. Excessive drinking tends to result in problems as well. A health care provider won’t want to recommend something which will lead you to drive under the influence of alcohol. The evidence has shown that people who drink at least a glass of wine daily reduce their risks of developing heart disease by as much as 50 percent. The results of these studies were published way back in the 1970′s and though the research is ignored today, further research continues to support this theory.
Much research focuses on Europeans, who tend to include wine with their meals. North Americans on the other hand consume more milk, coffee and soda with their meals. Europeans have much less heart disease issues and this research claims that this is as a result of the wine that they drink. Along with these reports, a word of caution is always included. Excessive drinking of wine is not recommended. People who drink heavily won’t get any benefits from drinking wine. They tend to do themselves much more harm than good.
I’m determined to singlehandedly offset this North American / European wine/dine balance – I’ve eliminated all milk and soda from meals and drink much more wine!
When you make your wine, don’t think only about of how good it will taste, you should also think about the health benefits that you will derive from your own brand of wine.