Red, Red Wine

As the trend for wine & rosé grows almost everyone has become aware that a couple of glasses of the pink concoction can have you saying, “No Way Rosé.”

So, if you’ve ever used the phrase “but it’s healthy!” to justify a glass of wine, there is good news for you; new studies have shown that wine can do wondrous things for your cardiovascular health, more specifically red wine.
Also, there is a list of my top books to get you started in the world of wine! Glasses up and enjoy!

My Top Wine Books To Get You Started: Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine, The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert: Take a Whiff of That, Wine: Savvy Girl, A Guide To Wine.

A must-have for casual wine-ing

Top red wines to choose from:

Gp Dry

Go Dry

To start off, red wines that are more on the dry spectrum, like cabernets, have higher levels of flavonoids—an antioxidant that’s been shown to promote healthy cholesterol levels and help prevent coronary heart disease. Generally, the sweeter the wine, the lower the flavonoid levels (Sorry rosé fans)! If you’re at a loss as to what makes a wine “dry” check out my previous blog post -> Wineology – Tips for Better Wine Tasting

“Quick bring me a beaker of wine, so I may wet my mind and say something clever.” – Aristophanes

Wine Brands:

Pinot Noirs

Pinot noirs

One of the highest containing concentrations of resveratrol are pinot noirs and the ones that have been grown in cool, rainy climates. For Pinot noirs, stick to boutique wineries or traditional old-fashioned wineries, this will ensure that the winemakers are not chemically altering the wine as opposed to large wineries where they are altered.

Cabernets&Meridans

Madirans + Cabernets

These rustic wines, made from tannat grapes, contain very high levels of procyanidins. This antioxidant improves cardiovascular and arterial health, and has been linked to increased longevity.

Syrah&Merlot

Syrahs + Merlots

These reds have a different flavor profile than cabernets and madirans, but they also contain high levels of procyanidins. Syrah, also referred to as Shiraz, is flavored with black currants. Merlot, a medium-bodied wine, is made from blue-colored grapes.


My Top Wine Books To Get You Started: Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine, The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert: Take a Whiff of That, Wine: Savvy Girl, A Guide To Wine.


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