So you're a wine enthusiast - you LOVE WINE. Do you feel guilty when you come home from work and insist upon your glass of incredible Cab or a marvelous Malbec? Forget the guilt because choosing RED wine is actually a smart move. According to experts, red varietals get the tick of approval as these are generally higher in beneficial plant compounds. Here are some reasons to choose red wine for life.
And while some of these healthy chemicals can also be found in white wines, they tend to be at much lower levels.
1. Red wine is packed with antioxidants 2. It contains health benefits for bones 3. It provides stroke prevention 4. It reduces heart disease 5. Red wine helps lower cholesterol 6. Red wine can reduce insulin sensitivity and Type 2 Diabetes 7. Drinking a glass of red consistently has been known to lower cancer risk See this informative article: At.medicalnewstoday.com
If you're still searching for your favorite red wine to consistently drink for life or just need a change of pace, there are many varieties to choose from. Here’s a closer look at some of them, with a focus on which wine regions produce the best wines with these grapes.
Pinot Noir is part of the Pinot grape family that includes Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Meunier. This grape variety is most closely associated with France’s Burgundy wine region. Due to differences in terroir, Pinot Noir wines created in two different villages in Burgundy may differ widely, adding to the complexity of the wine. Pinot Noir’s popularity has led to it being embraced by winemakers in northern Italy, Germany, Chile, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, California (especially Sonoma) and Oregon (especially the Willamette Valley).
The popularity of the Merlot red grape variety trails only that of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, is the home of the best Merlot wines in the world. Within Bordeaux, the wine regions of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol particularly stand out. Outside of France, other places to find examples of high-quality Merlot wines include Italy, Chile (especially the Colchagua Valley), California and Washington State.
Syrah (also known as “Shiraz”) is most closely associated with the Rhone Valley in southeastern France, but it is truly an international grape variety. In the New World, Syrah has become very popular in Chile, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, California and Washington State. In France, the grape variety is known as Syrah; however, in New World wine markets such as Australia, it is usually known as Shiraz.
Malbec is generally considered to be the national grape variety of Argentina. The Malbec wines of Argentina tend to be softer and less tannic than those found in the southwest of France, where Malbec originated. Within Argentina, the primary wine growing regions for Malbec include Mendoza, La Rioja, San Juan and Catamarca. Based on the success of Malbec within Argentina, Chilean winemakers in the Central Valley are also working on creating high-quality Malbec wines.
Wine, and especially red wine, has been studied extensively. Evidence suggests that moderate consumption may help people live longer, protect against certain cancers, improve mental health, and enhance heart health. If you're are ready to have red wine for life, book your Vino Vault at Extra Space Storage today to store your favorites to have anytime! We have climate and humidity controlled units in several different sizes and HVAC and generator backup as well!
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