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red wine

an alcoholic liquor made by fermenting grapes, the fruit of Vitis vinifera, with their skins (which imparts color); has been used as a tonic.
The health benefits of wine are variously attributed to alcohol and polyphenols which include (1) flavonoid antioxidants also found in various foods—e.g., oranges, grape juice, apples, onions, tea and cocoa, and (2) non-flavonoid antioxidants, in particular resveratrol, which appears to prevent damage to blood vessels, raise 'good' (HDL-) cholesterol, and reduce 'bad' (LDL-) cholesterol, inflammation and thrombosis

red wine

An alcoholic beverage made from pressed grapes, which contains polyphenolic antioxidants. Consumption of red wine, not in excess of 1 to 2 glasses per day, is associated with reduced risk of coronary artery disease.
See also: wine
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The researchers found a greater diversity of bacterial species in the guts of red wine drinkers compared with those who did not drink red wine.
"While we have long known of the unexplained benefits of red wine on heart health, this study shows that moderate red wine consumption is associated with greater diversity and a healthier gut microbiota that partly explain its long-debated beneficial effects on health," said first author of the study, Dr Caroline Le Roy from King's College London.
"Drinking red wine rarely, such as once every two weeks, seems to be enough to observe an effect.
For the study, Le Roy and her colleagues looked at the effect of beer, cider, red wine, white wine and whiskey on the gut microbiome of 916 female twins.
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"On a balmy summer's day there is nothing better than placing a bottle of Pinot Noir in the fridge and enjoying a nice chilled glass of red wine.
BEATING COLDS The antioxidants in red wine could even help fight infections and support immunity: A Spanish study found people who drank more than 14 glasses of wine a week had a 40% lower risk of getting a cold than teetotallers.
However, in the red wine, a 2-log reduction in yeast survivability was observed for 0.69 mg/L [molecular.sub.GDT] S[O.sub.2], but no effect on survivability was observed for the red wine with a similar [molecular.sub.AO] SO, value.
In the making of red wines, the grape skins are crushed along with the pulp.
After tasting each of these unique wines, guests can purchase and enjoy their favorite blend by the glass: $35 for a glass of the Symmetry Meritage Red Wine, $30 for a glass of the Rowen Red Wine and $16 for a glass of the Upshot Red Wine Blend.
Consuming red wine has been linked with lower levels of LDL cholesterol.
I ran a wine tasting the other week - all reds - and a chap pointed to his wife and said: " she doesn't like red wine".