Imagine sitting and relaxing with a glass of wine after a tiring day at work. That sounds idyllic because wine is one of the most comforting and tasty drinks to exist. That is why there are wine tours in Australia, as it is a popular drink.
But besides the fact that there are red and white wines, there are many more interesting facts about wine that you might not know. Here they are as follows:
Red Wine Is Good For Your Health
Red wine is delicious and works wonders for your heart as it lowers your risk of cardiovascular disease.
- The benefits of drinking one glass of wine are equal to drinking twenty glasses of apple juice.
- This is because of the tannins present in red wine that protect the heart and keep it healthy.
- Red wine is also filled with antioxidants that keep your skin healthy as well.
- If you drink one glass of wine a day, it will also help lower your rate of Type-2 diabetes.
- But it is still important to manage your alcohol intake and drinking more than one glass daily is not advised as it could prove harmful then and become addictive.
- Drinking red wine in moderation is key to getting all the benefits without harming oneself.
It Is Good To Spit Out Wine
It is considered a good thing when you go for a wine tasting to spit out the wine. This shows that you appreciated the wine and enjoyed the taste. To drink the wine properly, you must first smell the wine and then take a sip. Let the wine sit in your mouth for a while, and then gargle and spit it out. This way, you can enjoy different varieties of wine without getting drunk.
The Wine Stem Is Important
There is also a sure way to hold a wine glass; you must hold it by the stem. This is because if you hold it above the stem, your body heat will warm the wine and make it taste different. It would be best if you held the stem then and adequately tasted the wine to enjoy its authentic flavour.
Women Are More Affected By Wine
It is a fact that wine affects women more than men because women have fewer enzymes in their stomach lining. So they cannot break down the wine and feel the influence of the win more than men.
The Titanic Still Had Intact Wine Bottles
When the Titanic was discovered, they found an intact wine cellar, and all the wine bottles inside were well-preserved. This is because wine can last long if the cork stays intact.
Toasting Of Wine Began In Greece
In Greece, they first started toasting wine for one’s health as the host used to take a sip first. This was done to let the people know that the wine is high quality and had not been poisoned. It then became a tradition to toast and sip the wine for one’s health.
Hippocrates Used Wine As An Antiseptic
The father of medicine, Hippocrates (c.460 – c. 370 BC), used wine for healing long back. He used it as an antiseptic on skin cuts and abrasions and gave it to patients to lower their fevers. These remedies worked wonders for the people and helped cure many patients.
Oldest Bottle Of Wine Dates Back To AD 325
The oldest recorded wine bottle dates back to AD 325 and is on display at the historical museum in Speyer, Germany. You can go check it out and see how well intact it still is to this date.
The Bottle Must Always Be Upright
It is a good idea to keep your wine bottles upright so that the cork doesn’t dry up and fall inside the wine bottle. You must stack your wine bottles upside down so that the cork stays intact and your wine stays preserved for a long time.
Wine is a beverage that keeps one in good spirits and has many good qualities. You can enjoy it without worrying about fat or cholesterol as it has several antioxidants and tannins. But you must drink wine in moderation to prevent any harmful impact on your body so that you don’t get addicted.