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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Seven reasons you should drink more wine

There are a multitude of reasons to drink wine. It seems like every week there's another study as to the benefits of moderate consumption. You should be drinking Sonoma County wine, of course.

Reasons to drink more wine:

1. For your health. Apparently red wine lowers your risk of heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, prostate cancer, Alzheimer's, tooth decay, and getting fat. Wine improves circulation, digestion, helps with aches and pains, and helps you sleep. Whew! Apparently, enough red wine and dark chocolate and you'll live forever--at least that's my plan.

2. What the doctors don't tell you is that enough wine makes you smarter, funnier, and better looking to the opposite sex (or the same sex if that's your thing). 

3. You can unwind with wine after a tough day; you can celebrate a good day. Try unwinding with a glass of mineral water--it's not the same.

4. Sunday Brunch or New Year's Eve would not be the same without some form of sparkling wine. New Year's Eve will suck if you celebrate with mineral water.

5. A couple glasses (or more) will lower your inhibition so you can  (a)  have a brilliant conversation with your boss that will get you promoted and/or  (b)  strike up an amazing heart-to-heart dialog with that blonde at the wine bar so she'll want you within 20 minutes.

6. You are much more sophisticated when you are holding a glass of wine as opposed to, say, a can of Coors. However, if you are in dirty jeans and t-shirt and wearing a hardhat I recommend holding the can of Coors as a glass of Chardonnay may appear, well, weird.

7. Yes, wine will lower your inhibitions, but not like having shots of tequila, meaning you're less likely to regret something later. All the while the wine is making you healthier! If ever there was a win-win situation drinking wine is it.