WINE, WINE GRAPES, AND HEALTH
PART 1 - WINE & HEALTH
Red wine and even white wine have positive effects in preventing heart attacks. Resveratrol which is in red wine can prevent heart attacks and many other diseases. However, to prevent the other diseases requires hundreds of times more amounts of resveratrol than can be obtained by drinking wine. Current science says only in preventing heart attacks by taking one or two glasses of wine can wine be positive for health.
The French Paradox, Pinot Noir and the chemical Resveratrol:
Resveratrol is found in red wine, grapes, blueberries, and peanuts. Mice given all the food they want and get fat lose all the bad effects by eating resveratrol:
Web site about resveratrol:
North American Pinot Noir, Chapter 1, The Basics
White wine is heart healthy too:
Cholesteral Fighter the chemical Saponins, which is highest in Zinfandel:
PART 2 - WINE GRAPE HERITAGE
PINOT NOIR - THE OLD FATHER OF OTHER WINE GRAPES
Pinot Noir is one of the oldest wine grapes, going back many hundreds and maybe even thousands of years.
Sci/ Tech: Inheriting the nose
Discoveries by Carole Meredith and John Bowers from the University of California, Davis, by genetic fingerprinting.
16 Wine Grapes come from Pinot Noir and Gouais Grapes, including Chardonnay:
Wine Grape and Varietal Profiles
"I think it is a great error to consider a heavy tax on wines as a tax on luxury. On the contrary, it is a tax on the health of our citizens."
"In victory, you deserve Champagne, in defeat, you need it."
"Wine is bottled poetry."
Robert Louis Stevenson
"My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne."
John Maynard Keynes, economist
"I cook with wine; sometimes I even add it to the food." --- W. C. Fields
"Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1771
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