Although excessive drinking of alcohol may lead to a wide array of health problems, moderate consumption of wine has long been documented to help prevent cardiovascular disease. It appears polyphenols found in red wines decreased production of a peptide called endothelin-1 (ET-1), an important component in the development of coronary atherosclerosis.
Although a similar, but less, effect is also seen in the consumption of non-alcoholic red grape juice, no similar properties were detected in white and rose wines.
So, how about a 2004 Torciano – Cabernet Sauvignon del Veneto, then? Or any other red wine of preference?