“Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages”. Louis Pasteur clearly thought so!
Since time immemorial people have been extolling the virtues of wine – in particular red wine! And since about the same time, wine has had its health critics, too!
It is, in fact one of life’s more hotly debated topics
Rather than re-invent knowledge on this fascinating topic (and to withdraw neatly from the argument! - we recommend that you visit the excellent Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) site, www.awri.com.au
Once there, you can browse to your heart’s content amongst a rich array of highly researched articles, answers to “Frequently Asked Questions” and other material that will tell you most of what you wish to know on topics such as:
- The cardioprotective qualities of wine
- Allergies, asthma and wine
- Wine and pregnancy
- Coeliacs, diabetics and wine
- Cancer and wine
- Preservatives in wine
- And so on…
As a summarising guideline, AWRI offers the following:
“The Australian Wine Research Institute advocates the moderate consumption of wine, but does not recommend that abstaining individuals should commence consuming wine to benefit their health. Consuming wine more than moderately increases the risk of both short- and long-term harm to health”.