We will also go through the benefits of this beverage which really come from its local “terroir”, its grapes, sun and craftsmanship.
1. End of summary.“French wine, the hangover: Investigation on the well-kept secrets of the French vineyard”
The journalist went to Sancerre where a winegrower makes natural wines without using chemical pesticides. He produces 50,000 bottles per year, which are exported internationally. The bottles are identified in some restaurant considered as the best of the world.
He is doing EVERYTHING in a craftsman-like manner. Picking grapes by hand at the very last moment, when the grapes are very ripe, is part of what gives it its taste.
Sugar is transformed into alcohol using his own grapes. His land, free of industrial yeast has a natural vintage.
So, by using his own yeast, the aromas will be a purely local product. No product is added to the vats, which requires much more time to create these wines – at least 14 days. At this pace, he earns 1,500 euros per month. According to him, those who do intensive agriculture in Sancerre earn 3 to 10 times more. Still, he’s happy with his vineyards and his house, which he owns. And above all, he’s happy with the pleasure of making the choice of healthy, natural and high-quality agriculture.
Despite low incomes, more and more farmers are choosing to return to natural methods.
In 4 years, vineyards have switched to organic farming methods and have grown threefold, now representing 8% of all French vineyards.
2. The benefits of wine, especially red wine, with its content of resveratrol
Resveratrol is a polyphenol that comes especially in large quantities in grape skin, and therefore in wine, especially red wine:
– Water is nearly 90% of a liter of wine;
– Low caloric intake (50 calories in a glass of wine);
– Protects heart cells;
– Protects the cardiovascular system against heart attacks and stroke;
– Improves blood flow;
– Powerful natural antioxidant;
– Protects against neurodegenerative diseases;
– Slows down cellular aging;
– Reduces bad cholesterol, or low-density lipoproteins (LDL);
– Helps with intestinal contractions (in the colon and rectum) to fight constipation thanks to rutoside or rutine (another polyphenol);
– Fights hypertension;
– Has anti-inflammatory properties thanks to quercetin (another polyphenol);
– Fights indigestion, fatigue, vomiting and depression, and even pellagra thanks to vitamin B3 or PP;
– Facilitates the digestion of fatty meals (if consumed in the middle or end of the meal);
– Urinary antiseptic;
– Protects against cancer;
– Includes the 8 essential amino acids that we get only through our diet.
Research has not yet unequivocally established the effect of resveratrol in increasing life expectancy.But… 🙂
To all those who love good wine and want to enjoy them while taking care of our most precious asset (our bodies): Beware of sulfites!
Sulfites are toxic chemical additives! In order, not to take any risk and to avoid possible migraines, diarrhea, sinusitis, rhinitis, asthma, nasal polyposis and skin irritations, don’t forget to check the label on your favorite bottle of wine! It will state whether or not this wine contains sulfites. This indication is required by law.
Opt for wines without sulfites. Open it, taste it and take a break with your positive thoughts. Happiness is constantly around you. Enjoy yourself every day!
My dear friends looking for GOOD WINE, I hope this article on “Wine: enemy or ally for our health? (Part 2)” will make your heart beat!
This last 4-minute report on “French wine, the hangover: Investigation on the well-kept secrets of the French vineyard” and on the benefits of wine, especially red wine, shows us that there are great winemakers who cherish handmade, authentic tastes and who respect the environment 🙂
Support them since they support us!
The only thing left to do is pop open a nice bottle of this drink, a blend of local expertise, the grapes, the sun and know-how!
Tell me in the comments what you think about sulfite-free organic wine and its producers who are watching out for us?