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More Reasons to Enjoy Wine

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

The culture of wine is intoxicating (literally and figuratively), and many wine drinkers are enamored with every part of the wine experience from how it’s made, to the best temperature to drink it at,right down to the best ways to store it.  Once you really delve into the tradition, you’ll appreciate wine as more than a drink and it is likely you will find meaning beyond a simple glass of wine.  There are so many things to love about wine:  the color, the aroma, the flavor, the feel; plus it enhances food flavors and the entire experience of eating.  Not to mention it’s also a great way to relax with friends.  Not that you need any more excuses but we wanted to give you a few random reasons to enjoy a glass of wine.

1. Wine is good for your skin

Wine contains beneficial antioxidants that help eliminate some of the  negative effects on the skin to which we are exposed daily. Wine and grape products are also used in cosmetic preparations, because it makes the skin smooth and tightens it, giving skin firmness and feeding it, making it healthier and more resilient. Who knew a glass of wine could help your skin glow and look more radiant?

2. Wine is also good for your health

It protects your heart.

Besides lowering cholesterol, antioxidants in red wine keep blood vessels flexible and reduce the risk of blood clots.

Wine regulates the level of sugar in the blood.

Grape is a rich source of resveratrol, which helps to regulate levels of sugar in the blood, which is especially important for diabetics. Research has shown that people who intake resveratrol daily have lower blood sugar levels.

It protects the brain

Resveratrol has proven to be excellent at maintaining a good memory. It helps prevents the formation of plaque, which causes the Alzheimer’s disease.  Just one glass of wine a day will help keep your memory in good form.

Strengthens immunity system

Antioxidants in red wine can significantly strengthen your immune system and reduce the risk of colds. Experts believe that red wine can accelerate the treatment of infections and reduce the level of free radicals in the body that are responsible for the occurrence of various infections and diseases.

3. Wine can also remove stains

Nothing removes stains from red wine as good as white wine. Carefully pour white wine on the stain and cover it with salt to absorb the liquid. Then remove the salt, rub the stain with baking soda and give it a normal wash.

4. Wine makes for a great gift to almost anyone

Wine makes for a great gift at any time of the year and any event, holidays, birthdays or parties, and   gifting wine can be a very thoughtful and meaningful gesture.  Most people will be thankful for a good bottle even if they don’t drink wine, but don’t be surprised if you get your favorite bottle from the same friend on Christmas.

Come Visit Solis Winery

Wine is many things to many people and there are numerous reasons to fall in love with drinking wine, the culture and the tradition. Whatever your reason, it doesn’t matter as long as it brings relaxation, pleasure and joy to you.   If you happen to be in the Gilroy area, come visit us here at Solis Winery and we will give you a few more reasons to fall in love with wine.


Health Benefits of Wine

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Common and Uncommon Health Benefits of Wine

Have you heard that a glass of wine a day is good for you? Well, there is definitely some truth to that statement and it appears that the known health benefits of wine are increasing all the time. Scientific studies worldwide have confirmed that moderate amounts of this “divine nectar” have some great value for your heart and have some lesser-known health benefits as well.  In addition to promoting a healthy heart, wine is a natural remedy for many blood conditions, and wine is known to have several vitamins and minerals too.  Of course the health benefits of wine are tied to consumption in moderation, and won’t replace a well-balanced diet and good exercise.  You should always speak with your physician if you have specific questions about how wine could benefit your health personally.