Not A Dry January
Not dry at all!
Let’s be honest, dry January is a rough way to kick off the new year. And this year has been the wettest January in California in a very long time. If you’re goal is to “get healthy”, life is too short to cut out the good stuff. Consider the fact that red wine is a championed ingredient for heart health and here are a few facts about why wine in your life makes perfect sense in 2023:
- Red wine can boost cardiovascular health! Red wine contains key antioxidants, notably polyphenols. Resveratrol, anthocyanins, catechins, and tannins are essential polyphenols in red wine, and contribute to reducing inflammation, improving heart-protection effects, and enhancing glucose metabolism. “Contribution of Red Wine Consumption to Human Health Protection”
+ FACT: Red Wine Is An Aphrodisiac
- Resveratrol is also an essential antioxidant to help prevent the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease! Resveratrol works to keep blood vessels open to ensure the movement of oxygen and glucose to the brain. “Drink Wine To Beat Dementia Risk, But Find The Balance Study Reports”
- White wine may even help shed pounds. A study found that body fat percentage, waist circumference, blood pressure, blood glucose, insulin, triglycerides, and cholesterol were reduced when overweight and obese study participants utilized white wine for 10% of their energy. “Effects of moderate consumption of white wine on weight loss in overweight and obese subjects”
If it’s high alcohol drinks that are putting you in a state, try shopping lower alcohol wines. Thibido’s Best Day Rosé is a medium-bodied Grenache Rosé with 14% alcohol and pleasing notes of watermelon and strawberries. It pairs with shellfish and mild cheese and is a great day drinking wine with brunch.
If you’re unconvinced and insist on practicing a “Dry January”, then be sure to celebrate the arrival of February with some quality beverages: Just Because 2021 carbonic Syrah is a tantalizing, unique libation worth whetting your palate after 31 days of restraint. And your heart will thank you, too.