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Here’s to Your Health!

February 3, 2008

Wine

Eat, drink and be merry

I know this is a luxury home blog but most luxury homes now come with wine cellars or wine coolers. It seems like wine is the “in” thing and for a good reason. It’s good for your health. According to a recent article, Roger Corder, PhD, professor of experimental therapeutics at the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry in London, there are many benefits to “moderate” wine drinking. The healthiest wines were as follows:

Laboratory analyses of more than 400 red wines at William Harvey Research Institute show that the following have high levels of healthful procyanidins…

Argentina. Cabernet Sauvignon, from Bodegas Catena Zapata.

Australia. Cabernet Sauvignon, from Wynns.

California. Cabernet Sauvignon, from Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Reserve… and many other Napa Valley cabernets.

Chile. Cabernet sauvignons from Veramonte.

France. Large numbers of Bordeaux wines — both at the top end of the market and modestly priced — have high or better-than-average procyanidin levels.

Italy. In Tuscany, wines made from the Sangiovese grape that tested well include Il Colombaio di Cencios Chianti Classico Riserva.

In Sardinia, where wine-drinkers are particularly long-lived, a good choice is Rosso Superiore del Mandrolisai.

So drink up, but do so in moderate amounts and keep that heart healthy. I need you to be fit and ready to stock your next luxury home wine cellar!