Our own Conner Murphy and Margaret Romano enjoying a little “red wine” for Southshore’s TikTok account.
August 18 is National Pinot Noir Day!
By now, everyone knows that red wine is the more nutritious choice over white and rosé varieties because it is naturally rich in antioxidants. But … did you know that not all reds are created equal?
Often credited as “the healthiest wine” you can drink, pinot noir comes from thin-skinned grapes that have higher concentrations of the antioxidant resveratrol. Because it’s produced in a dry style (meaning it’s fermented longer than sweet wines), pinot noir has no residual sugar, less calories and lower ABV (alcohol by volume) than its fuller-bodied counterparts. Most notably … moderate daily consumption of pinot noir has been linked repeatedly with improved cardiovascular health. Why? The reasons are many.
As explained by mayoclinic.org, enjoying a daily glass of this potent potable …
- Reduces risk of coronary artery disease
- Reduces risk of heart attack
- Increases good cholesterol (HDL)
- Decreases bad cholesterol (LDL)
- Protects the lining of blood vessels in the heart
- Reduces risk of inflammation and blood clotting
There are also studies linked to decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, dementia, cataracts & other macular degeneration, tooth decay & gum disease and skin infections including acne. And the list keeps growing.
Just remember … moderation is key. That means a single glass each day is more than enough to reap the many benefits of pinot noir.
Seriously, where’s my corkscrew?
by Michele Robert Poche