A comprehensive list of reasons to justify your next wine binge
Although unlikely you need convincing, here are a few reasons why you need not feel guilty next time you pop open a bottle of wine.
Lower Risk of Heart Disease
We’ve all heard it before, but is it true? Does wine really lower your risk of heart disease? According to the Mayo Clinic, yes! In moderation of course…
Lower Mortality Rate
Wine drinkers have a 34% lower mortality rate than drinkers of beer, hard liquor, or abstainers. If this isn’t a good enough reason to have a glass of wine, I’m not sure what is.
It’s Fairly Inexpensive
The great thing about wine is that it won’t drain your life savings. A halfway decent bottle can be purchased for less than $15. In fact, some cheap wines are actually quite delicious, which is why you probably became obsessed in college.
Endless Craft Possibilities
Wine bottles and corks provide endless craft opportunities. Make these cute wine light bottles, or make a cork board for your kitchen using old corks. More incentive to finish the bottle, not that we need any.
Wine Keeps Your Memory Sharp
Researchers have also found that wine can be beneficial to your memory. A study conducted by Columbia University found that brain function declines at a quicker rate in nondrinkers than in moderate drinkers. So you are actually doing yourself a favor by having a glass or two, or four. You can thank yourself later.
Enhances the Flavors of Your Favorite Foods
As if cheese or chocolate aren’t delicious enough, wine actually enhances the flavors making them even tastier. Pair a sweet white with soft cheese, or pair a ruby port with a sweet snack. Plus, it’s a great excuse to throw a classy wine and cheese party for your friends.
It Will Never Break Your Heart
Unlike your S.O, wine won’t ever hurt your feelings or break up with you. After a devastating break up, or even just a hard day at work, this miracle drink will always be there to lift your spirits. Pair with Taylor Swift for the ultimate pity party.
Reduces the Risk of Depression
A glass a day keeps depression away! In the event you do get your heart broken, having two to seven glasses a week can reduce your risk of becoming depressed according to a study published in BMC Medicine.
It’s Technically Fruit
Wine is made from grapes, grapes are a fruit, wine is fruit. Does it count as one of our nine servings a day if it is in liquid form?
Doubles as Netflix Companion
Netflix and wine are truly a match made in heaven. Wine always lets you pick which show to watch, and is always supportive of your three-season binge on a Thursday night while all your friends go out.