Is Wine Healthy?

Wine consumption is often frowned upon, as with many alcoholic drinks, but recent studies seem to suggest that drinking a moderate amount of wine each day can actually have some surprising health benefits! Did you know that wine could potentially reduce your risk of heart disease?

Keep reading to discover more interesting facts about drinking a glass of wine each day, and one innovative company that makes wine storage a delight.

A Glass a Day

When it comes to heart disease, it’s been found that people with high blood pressure who drink a moderate glass of wine each day are less likely to have a heart attack than those that don’t drink at all. It’s the procyanidins in wine that help reduce the risk of heart disease!

Furthermore, did you know that drinking wine can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes? A study carried out by Amsterdam’s VU University Medical Center over 12 years with 350,000 participants shows that as a moderate wine drinker you are 30% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to non-drinkers.

Other health benefits of wine include reducing the risk of stroke (the alcohol reduces your chances of suffering blood clots) and cutting the risk of colon cancer! Red wine in particular is good for reducing your chances of having colon cancer.

All that being said, we can’t stress enough that the key to reaping these benefits is moderation! Don’t develop an addiction and always be safe when drinking – just one small glass a day is what’s needed to drink in moderation, nothing more.

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Clever Wine Storage

Whether you plan to add moderate wine drinking to your diet or not, if you find yourself with wine bottles stacking up in the back of the cupboard, it’s high time you considered investing in proper wine storage.

The best place we’ve found for clever, affordable wine storage solutions is Wine and Barrels; you can visit the homepage here. They have some really lovely options when it comes to wine racks, furniture and décor.

If you’ve not got much space, consider the small wine crates, racks or shelving! We particularly love the diamond pattern. Storing your wine in a horizontal position ensures the cork doesn’t dry out and your wine tastes best when it’s time for your daily glass. A small box will fit nicely on your kitchen countertop, or in the corner of the living room, or even next to the TV.

If you’re a bit of a wine connoisseur, consider something more elaborate for your wine storage. The barrel cabinet units are particularly innovative. Placed in the corner of your study or dining room, they work like a drinks cabinet. They store your wine away from direct sunlight and you can use the top of the barrel as a table!

There are plenty of options available at Wine and Barrels, with options for all budgets regardless of how much space you have and how much wine you drink.